The Role of Circular Economy in the Transition Towards a Pollution-Free Planet
UN Environment Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya
This event during the UN Environment Assembly 2017 will discuss global action on sustainable consumption and production. It will explore how a circular economy can address resource constraints and generate economic opportunities to help reduce pollution.
Collaborative action to reduce pollution
The event will highlight examples of collaborative action and policies that enhance resource efficiency, address unsustainable consumption and production patterns, such as the EU Plastics Strategy to promote sustainable use of plastics and reduce waste.The benefit to specific SDG targets will be demonstrated, including on promoting sound chemicals management, reducing waste and pollution.
Panelists will discuss how to accelerate and scale up this action in the run up to the UN High Level Panel Forum 2018, linking EU, country, UN Environment and other partners’ initiatives for global impact and transformative change.
The event is organised by the European Union and UN Environment in collaboration with:
- Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- World Economic Forum
- Chatham House
- Institute of Development Studies
Jorge Rodriguez Romero, Deputy
Head of Unit European Commission
For further event details please visit the UN Environment website