As the global community gears up for the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS), the packaging sector finds itself at the forefront of discussions on sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, at the Expo City in Dubai, COP28 promises to be a milestone event where the world will collectively assess its progress on the Paris Agreement.

The Global Stocktake (GST) and its significance for packaging

At the heart of COP28 lies the first-ever Global Stocktake (GST), a comprehensive evaluation of the strides made since the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

For the packaging industry, this represents a unique opportunity to showcase innovations and advancements in sustainable packaging solutions.

The GST aims to align global efforts on climate action and identify crucial measures needed to bridge existing gaps in progress.

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Packaging industry’s role in climate action

The COP28 UAE presidency is dedicated to ensuring a swift and decisive response to the GST, with the goal of formulating a clear action plan for the world.

For the packaging sector, this translates into an unprecedented platform to demonstrate its commitment to environmental stewardship.

Industry leaders and experts will converge at Expo City to share insights, best practices, and cutting-edge technologies that address the challenges posed by climate change.

Key highlights to anticipate

  • Innovative sustainable packaging technologies: Discover the latest advancements in eco-friendly packaging solutions and how they contribute to the global sustainability agenda.
  • Industry collaborations and initiatives: Explore collaborative efforts within the packaging sector and partnerships with other industries to enhance the collective impact on climate change.
  • Regulatory developments: Stay informed about emerging regulations and standards shaping the packaging landscape, with a focus on environmental conservation.
  • Inspiring success stories: Hear first-hand from companies leading the way in sustainable packaging, showcasing success stories that inspire and set new benchmarks for the industry.

How to Stay Connected

Packaging Gateway will be providing comprehensive coverage throughout the event, keeping you informed about the latest trends, breakthroughs, and commitments within the packaging industry as we collectively work towards a greener and more sustainable future.