COP25 Side Event: Combining circular economy principles with GHG-reduction strategies


Applying circular economy (CE) principles to  key sectors can have a vast potential to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG).  Yet, most governments barely consider CE measures in policies aimed at  meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to below  2°C. Adding CE to national climate strategies and implanting CE Business  models can:

contribute to achieving climate targets,

stimulate innovative businesses and

foster a more sustainable and regenerative economy.

The event will demonstrate how countries can consider these fundamental and systemic changes in the next iteration of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and  find more comprehensive solutions to meet the 1.5ºC goal. It will  provide examples of CE good practices and a forum for discussion to help  CE practitioners deal with challenges they come up against. Lastly, it  will demonstrate solutions from industry to tackle climate change, and  show examples of approaches to Circular Economy taken at a company  level.

Ladeja Godina Košir will be a speaker in the event, alongside one of the EESC Members, to give the perspective of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.