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Sixty-ninth session of the Commission, 20-21 April 2021

Promoting circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources in the UNECE region

20 - 21 April 2021
Geneva Switzerland

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The UNECE region leads the world in producing, value-adding and transforming its natural resources for socio-economic consumption. However, these resources are often finite. Their production and consumption require enormous energy and other resource inputs, and lead to environmental degradation and increased vulnerability to climate change – effects that are compounded on the region’s increasingly urbanized populations. Transitioning to a more circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources is crucial for achieving the SDGs.  

The 69th session of the UNECE will gather ministers and deputy ministers from the region and provide countries with an opportunity to: 

  • Exchange experiences on transitioning to a more circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources 

  • Identify gaps and ways to address them 

  • Share their success stories via dedicated webinars and exhibits 

  • Submit voluntary commitments related to the theme of the session to accelerate progress in the region .

Programme, agenda and pre-recorded interventions

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Programme of the 69th session (Draft as of  21 April 2021) PDF    

E/ECE/1493  - Annotated provisional agenda for the sixty-ninth session 

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Pre-recorded interventions Playlist    

Documents

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E/ECE/1494

Biennial Report

 

 

 

E/ECE/1495

Circular economy and the sustainable use of natural resources: Trends and opportunities in the region of the Economic Commission for Europe

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E/ECE/1496

Circular economy and the sustainable use of natural resources: Toolbox of instruments of the Economic Commission for Europe

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E/ECE/1497

Consideration of the high-level statement

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E/ECE/1498

Progress report on the work of the Economic Commission for Europe related to the high-level theme of the sixty-eighth session

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E/ECE/1499

Report on activities of the Executive Committee

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E/ECE/1500

E/ECE/1500/Add.1

Other issues calling for decision by the Commission

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E/ECE/1501

Evaluation of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

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Presentations and Round tables

 

Round tables

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Roundtable 1: Circular Energy, Mobility and Digital Transformation: Towards Cradle -to-Cradle Models

 

 

Roundtable 2: Supply Chain Traceability and Sustainability

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Roundtable 3: Business perspectives

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Side event Cyber Monday, 19 April 2021

Side event programme in the lead up to the Commission (as of 16 April 2021)

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Invitation to a side event: A framework for international cooperation on Sustainable Resource Management

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