69th session of the Commission: Promoting circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources in the UNECE region

When: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021   to Wednesday, April 21, 2021  
Where: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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.