20 July 2023

PAGE at the High-Level Political Forum 2023: Driving Action for Accelerating the Green Transition through circular economy and partnerships

"There are 3 key enablers for a transition to a circular economy through the creation of an effective business model: first, innovative funding mechanisms to support businesses transitioning from a linear to circular economy model, second, innovation and collaboration between stakeholders and competitors to create an environment that enables collective transformation of the entire value chain, and third, green product standardization to create a sustainable and responsibility ecosystem, and measure potential environmental impacts along the value chain. This ecosystem can be cultivated if it is supported by an effective circular economy business model."

Dr. Vivi Yulaswati – Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia. 


PAGE  - PAGE, The Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) and the Green Fiscal Policy Network (GFPN) partnered, on 17 July during the High-Level Political Forum 2023,  to raise awareness, commitment and drive action for “Accelerating a Just, Green and Resilient Economic Transformation: Circular Solutions and Partnerships”.

By bringing together representatives of governments and UN agencies, the event explored actionable strategies to accelerate the global green economic transformation including through circular economy approaches, innovative capacity and finance solutions, and stronger partnerships to promote social and environmental justice.

High-level countries representatives brought forward their country experience, vision and approach to circular economy and green economic transformation. Participants share their challenges in achieving a just, resilient and green economic transformation and identify policy levers that can strengthen long-term sustainable development.

The event aimed to accelerate and renew commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals, including goals 6, 7, 9, 11 and 17 under HLPF review, and build resilience in a crisis-driven world.

Dr. Vivi Yulaswati – Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia joined Ms. Lachezara Stoeva, President of ECOSOC, PR of Bulgaria to the UN, Hon. Dr. Bettina Hoffmann, State Secretariat of Germany, BMUV, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP, H.E Dr. Leila Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of Morocco, Mr. Juhani Damski, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Finland; Mr. Ricardo Rio, European Committee of the Regions rapporteur on SDGs and Mayor of Braga, Portugal; Mr. Axel de la Maisonneuve, Head of International Partnerships & Sustainable Development at the EU Delegation to the UN; H.E. Mr. Ren Hongyan, Minister of the Chinese Mission to the UN. 

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