The concept of circular economy has gained traction around the world as a viable solution to some of the most pressing global challenges and a means to advance the implementation of the Agenda 2030. Building on the findings of the global consultations on circular economy, led by Austria and Costa Rica and convened by UNIDO in May 2021, the high-level side event will discuss how best we can put the concept of circular economy into practice, with a focus on accelerating the implementation of SDG 12 (sustainable consumption and production) and SDG 13 (climate action).
The event will be co-hosted by the Co-Chairs of the global consultations, H.E. Ms. Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of Austria and H.E. Ms. Andrea Meza Murillo, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica. The event will feature a panel of dignitaries, including Ministers and Heads of Organizations.