The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is an annual event presenting the world’s leading circular economy solutions, bringing together business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world. The WECF 2022 was held for the first time in Africa (Kigali, 6-8 December). This global forum brought together forward-looking thinkers and doers and presented the game-changers in the circular economy for the first time in Africa.
The UN Climate Change Conference, under its theme “Together for Implementation”; was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6-18 November, under a global compelling demand of real changes to regain trust and to deliver the Glasgow commitments.
On May 10, 2022, the SwitchMed programme, the Interreg MED Blue Growth Community and the Interreg MED BLUEfasma modular project co-organised a hybrid capitalisation event entitled “Fostering Circular Blue Economy in the Mediterranean” in Barcelona and online. The event was the occasion to launch a report on the integration of Circular Economy in the Blue Economy sectors in the Mediterranean.
The Team of Specialists (ToS) on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy is an hybrid event held on the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on October 6th 2022. The event aims at contributing to better and more informed decisions for sustainable production and consumption, through ESG traceability approaches and systems for the exchange of data and information along global value chain, in priority industries for the circular transition.
The 4th Edition of the Instanbul Environment Friendly City Award will take place soon; with the aim of recognizing the role and contributions of cities and local authorities in fulfilling the UNEP/MAP vision for a healthy Mediterranean Sea and Coast. Funded by the Government of Türkiye, the Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award was created in the framework of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) to recognize efforts of local authorities in promoting sustainable development in Mediterranean coastal cities.
Diverse Circular economy workshops for public and private sectors were held in Ankara within the scope of Technical Assistance for Assessment of Turkey’s Potential on Transition to Circular Economy (DEEP Project) carried out by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change to encourage Turkey's transition to a circular economy and to strengthen Turkey's institutional and technical capacity in transition to a circular economy in line with the EU Circular Economy Model.
The Euro-Med Weeks for Waste Reduction is looking for ideas to reward in the field of Sustainable & Circular Textiles!
Are you a public administration entity from the southern Mediterranean planning to develop awareness-raising activities on textile consumption? Are you an NGO and you would like to develop a media campaign to encourage the reuse of clothes? Do you have other ideas of actions to develop around sustainable and circular textiles? This call is for you!
The article "Building resilience: the impact of the circular economy on global trade and supply chains" explore the state of art of Circular Economy on Global Trade and Global Supply Chains and the benefits it entails; particularly for Business Leaders and Policy-Makers.
Likewise, it provides key recommendations in how to improve Circular Economy Practices and on investing in transparency and traceability.
Find the Article here: https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/articles/building-resilience
The set of "Regional Measures to Support the Development of Green and Circular Businesses and to Strengthen the Demand for more Sustainable Products" is now available as a publication. The measures, adopted adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (i.e. the 22 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea) through Decision IG 25/18 on December 2021, during COP22 in Antalya; will contribute to the transition towards a circular, green and blue economy in the region.