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Circular economy for the SDGs: from concept to practice - CG member Lakatos presents the ECESP at the UN

Simina Lakatos at UN
Start/End date: 
Other (USA)
New York

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On 10 October 2018, ECOSOC and the Second Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations held a joint meeting on Circular economy for the SDGs: From concept to practice, to discuss how the transition towards a circular economy can be leveraged to accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

The discussion focused on:

  1. opportunities and challenges in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy,
  2. industries and stakeholders leading in the transition,
  3. the policy frameworks and platforms which are enabling this important shift,
  4. how partnerships between different sectors are helping to accelerate the adoption of a circular economy in different areas of the world.

On this occasion, Elena Simina Lakatos (Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment "Ernest Lupan" – IRCEM, Romania), member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Platform (ECESP), gave a presentation focused on ECESP and IRCEM in the framework of the panel discussion on Policies and platforms supporting the transition to a circular economy.

Biographies of speakers

ECESP presentation

Concept note

Lakatos at UN
Lakatos at UN meeting
Lakatos at UN
general view of the meeting room at UN
General view of the meeting room at UN
Lakatos with De Cuba
Lakatos with Kevin de Cuba
Lakatos with Kevin De Cuba and Carol Lemmens
Lakatos with Kevin De Cuba and Carol Lemmens
Lakatos with Sanjeevan Bajaj
Lakatos with Sanjeevan Bajaj
Lakatos with moderator
Lakatos with moderator MIchael Shank