Circular Economy Futures 2050

Contribute to the UN Summit of the Future 'Circular Economy Futures 2050' paper

5 June 2024

As the world looks beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards the post-2030 era, integrating the principles of the circular economy into the future global development agenda becomes imperative.

A key output from the 'Global Roadmap for an Inclusive Circular Economy' initiative is the launch of a policy paper titled “Circular Economy Futures 2050” which seeks to provide actionable recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders at the United Nations Summit of the Future in September 2024.

The paper will be co-authored by the 350+ global stakeholders from the Global Circular Economy Roadmap initiative, led by Chatham House together with the African Circular Economy Network, the African Development Bank, Circular Change, Circular Innovation Lab, Circle Economy, EU CE Stakeholder Platform, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Sitra, UNIDO, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum and The Wyss Academy for Nature.

Insights and recommendations of the paper also aim to support the UN’s ‘Our Common Agenda’ – the Secretary-General’s vision for the future of global cooperation and the world in 2050, and the UN Pact for the Future that is developed by the Heads of State for the UN Summit of the Future.

To review a draft of the paper please see here.

To provide your inputs and reflections on the paper by 30th June 2024 please complete this form.