The world is facing a climate emergency causing unprecedented economic, social and environmental challenges. Ambitious policy and action are necessary at all levels to accelerate a just transition to a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. This is particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exposed the fragility of the current system.
The side event will focus on the circular economy as a practical means to achieve climate and sustainability targets on the ground. Shifting from a "take-make-waste" extractive economy to a circular, regenerative economy would increase resource efficiency and reduce GHG emissions causing climate change.
The virtual event will feature initiatives at European, national, regional and local levels harnessing the transformative power of circularity to decarbonise the economy, engage communities, promoting wellbeing and prosperity for all. The webinar will discuss how these initiatives can help rebuild the economy on these foundations after the COVID-19 crisis.
The side event will take place live on twitter
More about the organisating body:
EESC Sustainable Development Observatory