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Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice - Joint meeting: Second Committee, 7th meeting - General Assembly, 73rd session and Economic and Social Council, 3rd plenary meeting.
10 Oct 2018 -  Against this backdrop, the Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee of the General Assembly will discuss how the transition towards a circular economy, an economy in which waste and pollution do not exist by design, products and materials are kept in use, and natural systems are regenerated, can be leveraged to accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. The discussion will focus on opportunities and challenges in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, industries and stakeholders leading in the transition, and the policy frameworks and platforms which are enabling this important shift. The Meeting will also explore how partnerships between different sectors are helping to accelerate the adoption of a circular economy in different areas of the world.

Joint meeting of the Second Committee (7th meeting) and the Economic and Social Council (3rd plenary meeting).
Opening statements
Panel discussion 1 (Interactive discussion): Polices and platforms supporting the transition to a circular economy.
Panel discussion 2 (Interactive discussion): Partnerships for implementation of the circular economy.
Closing statement(s)