Circular North America: a World Circular Economy Forum side event

Canada will be hosting the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in 2021. In preparation for the Forum, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the United Nations Environment Programme North America Office co-hosted Circular North America, a WCEFonline side event on November 19, 2020.

The Circular North America side event focused on the opportunities, issues and challenges associated with advancing North America’s circular transition.

This interactive event supported networking and community building through plenary and break-out sessions. Participants had the opportunity to share their own experiences and brainstorm a path forward for the circular economy within the North American context. A discussion paper, reflecting the input from side event participants, will be shared publically at a later date.

The side event was organized in partnership with the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and MIT Solve, and built on discussions from The journey to a circular economy in the Canada-US region, a WCEFonline session that was held September 29, 2020.

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