Circular economy for climate and nature

Reflecting on the outcomes of global negotiations, the session will amplify the importance of a just transition to a circular economy in achieving human development, climate and biodiversity goals.

The circular economy has tremendous potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as halting biodiversity loss through reducing material consumption, regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions. This session discusses the takeaways of the COP27 and presents the circular economy as a pathway to reach climate and biodiversity targets on the African continent. It describes how a just transition to circularity is crucial in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The programme details and speakers for this session will be updated soon.

Organisers: The African Development Bank Group and PACE. 

Setting the scene: The interlinkages between the circular economy, climate and biodiversity

  • Wanjira Mathai

    Wanjira Mathai

    Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Dialogue: Takeaways from COP27 for Africa

  • Wanjira Mathai

    Wanjira Mathai

    Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships, World Resources Institute (WRI)

  • WCEF2022 Speaker - Adriane Zacarias Farah

    Adriana Zacarias Farah

    Senior Programme Manager, Head of GO4SDGs, Deputy Head 10YFP Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Dialogue: The circular economy as a tool for adaptation and biodiversity in the African context

  • WCEF2022 Speaker - Kari Herlevi

    Kari Herlevi

    Project Director, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Concluding dialogue: Key take-aways