The circular economy, that minimizes waste and keeps materials and products in circulation for as long as possible, is increasingly regarded as a promising model for driving sustainable and resilient economic growth in both developed and emerging economies. To successfully scale circular practices and ensure the transition from a linear to a circular model leaves no one behind, an inclusive and collaborative approach is required.
- Inclusive policy approaches for solving the global waste crisis.
- Financing the circular economy and closing the investment gap.
- Trade in the circular economy: closed local economies or global collaborating systems?
During the second day of the conference, more specific circular economy themes are discussed in virtual panels including the following topics:
- Beyond plastic recycling: innovations for sustainable packaging.
- Advancing multilateral action on marine plastic pollution.
- Industry 4.0 and circular economy: identifying opportunities for developing countries.
The Chatham House Circular Economy conference forms part of the programme of events to celebrate the Chatham House Centenary highlighting the main goals for the institute’s second century.