The benefits of a circular economy for achieving climate objectives and recovering better

online | 25th of February 2021

Co-hosted by the EU Delegation and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Singapore, Kenya and Finland, this event will address the potential of 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 the circular economy approaches as a necessity for achieving climate neutrality.

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Moderated by Jocelyn Blériot, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Opening remarks by the Heads of the Missions of the EU, Singapore, Kenya and Finland

Setting the scene: Janez Potočnik, Vice-Chair, International Resource Panel

SCP and the circular economy in the UNs climate strategy: ASG Selwin Hart

Circular Economy in the NDC enhancement process
UNDP (Cassie Flynn, Head, Climate Promise) and national experiences
(Gonzalo Muñoz, Chile – Bubacar Jallow, The Gambia – Antony Garae, Vanuatu)

Q&A / Statements from other countries

Closing remarks: PR of The Netherlands