• Circular Priciples for Carbon Neutrality -Accelerating circular economy actions by the business sector and key drivers-

2022.11.17 THU

17:30 - 18:45
Circular Priciples for Carbon Neutrality -Accelerating circular economy actions by the business sector and key drivers-
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
World Economic Forum
Seminar abstract

Circular Economy (CE) is necessary to realize a carbon neutral society, as it has been pointed out that making the economy more circular is essential to increase the potential for significant and accelerated greenhouse gas reductions(GHG) in all relevant sectors. In this field, the Japanese government, together with Keidanren, launched a public-private partnership in March 2021, and has held a total of seven public-private dialogues by September 2022. This seminar aims to contribute to the "Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP)" to be formulated at the G7 Ministerial Meeting in 2023 by discussing how the private sector, including Japanese companies, can be positioned at the core of management in the CE sector and how to implement this as a strategy.

The aim of the seminar is to discuss the development and dissemination of the Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP), which will serve as a common thread to guide companies willing to achieve their Net Zero ambitions toward a more circular world, as CE is a positive issue that contributes to the economy, environment, and society, including climate change, biodiversity, and resource constraints. The goal is to build momentum and increase the involvement of private sector constituents, making this seminar a milestone in the promotion of a circular economy that contributes to a carbon-neutral society.

Live-streaming: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9TuCmKqLRo-nfaH2VkF8ZA
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  • Minister of the Environment, the Netherland
  • World Economic Forum
  • Panasonic Group
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • UNEP International Resource Panel(IRP)
  • Other private companies (TBD)

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