The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) recognizes that establishing circular economies can be a fundamental step towards achieving climate targets. The CTCN is currently collaborating with 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to determine their long-term visions for developing circular economies.
Circular economies refer to transforming current industrial models into more restorative ones which efficiently recover and reuse resources. “Our goal is the promotion and development of national, sectoral, or process-specific circular models, in which public and private players are empowered to generate national strategies required for the development of circular economies”, said Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director.
The CTCN Director presented at a circular economy webinar organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development. The course was attended by almost 150 participants representing 62 countries with almost equal representation by women and men.
The CTCN provides technical assistance and builds capacity on a broad range of sectors at the request of developing countries as they seek to meet their Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments. In 2020, the CTCN will expand its technical assistance on circular economy to Africa.
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Find information about the CTCN's work on circular economy in Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Cuba, El Salvador and Paraguay.