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The circular economy in developing countries


Developing countries and emerging markets are the current centres of production and the future centres of consumption. If there is to be a fundamental shift in consumption and production patterns at a global level, the success of circular economy models in these countries will be key. Despite this, there has been scant focus on developing countries and emerging markets from existing circular economy analyses.

This session will consider the importance of a global narrative on the circular economy and will explore opportunities to harness existing circular practices in developing-country settings and to scale up circular value chains at the regional and global level.

Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, UNIDO

Catherine Hampton, Programme Coordinator – Energy, Environment and Resources,, +44 20 7957 5711

Date and time: Monday 3 June: 9.30-11.00

Venue: Veranda 3, Finlandia Hall

How to register:
Please note that all side sessions are exclusively for WCEF2019 participants.

Deadline for registration: 30 May 2019

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