9 Mar 2023

The transition from linear to circular economy in the Arab region

circular economy in the Arab region

Adopting a circular economy has become necessary to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability. Therefore on 3 March, ESCWA, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized a regional consultation to assess the various opportunities and challenges of transitioning from a linear to a circular economy in the Arab region.
Participants assessed the potentials of adopting of a circular economy in the region, and explored the roles of Governments, the private sector and civil society organizations in developing a regional roadmap and prioritizing the right policies in this regard. 
Discussions also tackled the role of young professionals in promoting and advancing the transition among small businesses.

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