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) have launched Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE)
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.
In his remarks, LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO said, “We will have a promising solution in our hands to safeguard and protect the natural wealth of our planet from climate, biodiversity, ocean, and land degradation catastrophes and address the ambition of developing countries for inclusive and sustainable industrialization if we choose a path to a circular economy and make this transition just. This will also enable economic prosperity, business opportunities, innovations, and green jobs.”
Eleven countries (Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Rwanda, and South Africa) and the EU have joined the Alliance to date.
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.