Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

19 February 2021 - Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organizations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus to initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production patterns, and inclusive and sustainable industrialization.

GACERE is being established by the European Commission on behalf of the European Union (EU), and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in coordination with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

GACERE will be launched on Monday 22 February 2021 from 12:00 until 13:15 CET on the margins of the first segment of the fifth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

Register for the launch event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1iFAM_6SzHKX2xeLt4-gk03Zep8sXw47z_tDtLfV73rRshg/viewform

The event will be hosted by Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries; Inger Andersen, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP's Executive Director; and LI Yong, UNIDO's Director General.

Ministers of countries which have joined GACERE and other stakeholders will provide their perspectives on the Alliance's intended role in supporting a global and just transition to circular and resource-efficient economies and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event will be live streamed on UNIDO YouTube.

Find out more here.