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:
- opportunities and challenges in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy,
- industries and stakeholders leading in the transition,
- the policy frameworks and platforms which are enabling this important shift,
- 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.