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Event: Benefits of a circular economy for achieving climate objectives and recovering better


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Circular economy

A pre-event of the World Circular Economy Forum + Climate (WCEF+Climate)

Co-hosted by the EU Delegation and the Permanent Missions of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Singapore, Kenya and Finland

25 February 2021, 9.00h EST

A steadily growing number of countries endorses and implements circular economy approaches, illustrated in new coalitions around the globe, including the African Circular Economy Alliance, the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coalition on Circular Economy or the new Global Alliance for Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency7 (GACERE), which will be launched in the margins of UNEA 5 in February 2021. An increasing number of countries also acknowledges the crucial link between the circular economy and addressing climate change in their national climate policies, including their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

In this event, the participants will discuss the potential of the circular economy as an essential tool in a comprehensive and effective climate policy as well as ways to strengthen its uptake in the context of enhanced NDCs and Long-Term Strategies at country level, and in the UN's climate strategy. The conclusions of this meeting will lay the foundation for further discussions at the WCEF+Climate on 15 April 2021, hosted by the Netherlands, together with Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, in cooperation with partners across the world. The conference aims to raise ambition on circular economy approaches as a necessity for achieving climate neutrality.

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