Circular economy and climate meet at the the World Circular Economy Forum
The World Circular Economy Forum + Climate (WCEF) on 15 and 16 April 2021 addresses the need to tackle “one of the greatest challenges of our time”. Organised by the Netherlands and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra, the forum is open to welcome representatives from governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and citizens from all over the world, “to digitally meet and discuss the crucial role of a circular economy in achieving climate neutrality”.
The meeting will be held in a digital format through a virtual conference platform. The programme includes 13 sessions where “leaders from governments, business and civil society from all corners of our planet will commit to bold action, scale up their commitments and share best practices for a just transition to a circular economy. If we are to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, we must look towards a circular future”, the organisation stresses.
The aim of this forum is to highlight that “climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the circular economy can play an important role in addressing this crisis. By designing out waste, avoiding pollution and keeping materials in use for as long as possible, we can reduce climate emissions by around 20%. To achieve climate neutrality, we need to look beyond energy efficiency and all work towards circular change around the world”.