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Advancing finance policy to close the circularity gap

This workshop brings together finance, policy and business professionals to contribute to a UNEP Finance Initiative policy brief on actions to break the barriers to financing the circular economy transition worldwide.

Unlocking finance is key to support the development, implementation and monitoring of circular policies, as well as to support businesses in transitioning to more circular practices and activities. However, current financing for circularity is insufficient.

Introducing the current state of circular financing for policies and businesses, this workshop invites participants to exchange views on challenges and successes. The workshop will:

  • Identify the main barriers to finance circularity.
  • Reflect on who can tackle the barriers identified and how they can practically enhance collaboration.
  • Share lessons learned from countries that are currently developing or implementing circular policies.

Organisers: UNEP Finance Initiative and the Government of the Netherlands

Target audience (max. 50 participants): policymakers (national/local governments and international organisations) active in the fields of finance and the circular economy, finance professionals with experience in the link between finance and the environment and social agenda, and business professionals active in the circular economy

Related UN sustainable development goals