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 The World Circular Economy Forum https bit ly 3ydYwtk will take place for the first time on African soil in 2022 and will bring together participants from around the world to absorb lessons from the continent and the broader global south towards building a more resilient and greener global economy The Forum will take place from December 6 hellip
Rwanda to host 2022 World Circular Economy Forum in December, a first for Africa

NNN: The World Circular Economy Forum (https://bit.ly/3ydYwtk) will take place, for the first time, on African soil in 2022 and will bring together participants from around the world to absorb lessons from the continent and the broader global south towards building a more resilient and greener global economy. The Forum will take place from December 6 to 8 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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The World Circular Economy Forum 2022 2022 (WCEF2022) will showcase some of the world’s best circular economy solutions and examine how businesses in Africa and beyond can seize new opportunities and gain competitive advantage in the transition to a low-carbon economy. and climate resilient. economies. Business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world are expected to participate. The first Forum was held in 2017.

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Under the banner From Africa to the World, the hybrid format event will have proceedings broadcast live on giant screens in various African cities to drive broad-based engagement with the forum. The format will allow remote participation in discussions on local models and examples of circular economy.

“With the youngest population in the world, the African continent can play a crucial role in the global transition towards circularity. Rwanda is proud to host the 2022 World Circular Economy Forum, demonstrating Africa’s leadership and commitment,” said Rwandan Environment Minister Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya.

Rwanda is a founding member of the African Circular Economy Alliance and serves as co-chair. The Government of Rwanda, the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) (https://bit.ly/3QIJuD2), the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) (www.ACEN.africa), and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra (www.Sitra.fi/en/), will co-organize the event with international partners.

The global south is expected to face some of the most severe impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss as a result of the take-make-waste economic paradigm. This is particularly true in Africa.

At the same time, the continent has vast natural resources and a young, vibrant and entrepreneurial population. As such, it is seen as having the incentives and potential to play a leading role in driving the circular economy model and building greater resilience around the world.

“As a growing continent, Africa plays a key role in advancing circularity. WCEF2022 presents an ideal platform to showcase cutting-edge circular solutions to support the Paris climate goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. The African Development Bank together with its partners, the Government of Finland and the Nordic Development Fund, recently launched the Africa Circular Economy Fund to support this transformation as part of Africa’s Agenda 2063,” said Dr. Kevin Kariuki , Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth at the African Development Bank.

Sitra President Jyrki Katainen said: “According to a recent Sitra study, circular economy interventions can halt global biodiversity loss (https://bit.ly/3HIXBEs) and help make the world’s biodiversity recover. Circularity is crucial not only to keep valuable materials in use, but also to relieve pressure on the extraction of pristine natural resources.”

A website for the World Circular Economy Forum 2022 will be launched in June 2022. The Forum’s agenda will be made public in October 2022.

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