Global launch of a toolbox to integrate circularity into NDCs

14:30 - 15:30 ICT 10/10/2023 Online English

Global launch of “Building Circularity into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – A Practical Toolbox”

Event type: Launching event

Time: Tueday 10 October 2023, 14:30 – 15:30 ICT

Organising body: UNEP/One Planet Network Secretariat, UNDP and UNFCCC secretariat

Location: Zone 5, Meeting Room “Jazan” – Riyadh City Boulevard

Link to join online: Here

Alongside Ecuador and Zimbabwe, Viet Nam is one of the first three countries to apply the toolbox to build circularity into Nationally Determined Contributions, with focus on agricultural sector. The joint project “Building circularity into NDCs” is coordinated by UNEP/One Planet Network Secretariat, UNDP and UNFCCC secretariat. The project aims to support countries to assess, prioritize, integrate, and implement circular economy interventions in their updated NDCs to enhance ambition and accelerate implementation, while supporting a just and inclusive transition. The project includes the development of a digital toolbox and user guide, national piloting of the toolbox in three countries under UNDP’s Climate Promise, and the organization of three regional capacity building workshops for Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Asia and the Pacific throughout 2023. These combined activities also contribute towards UNEP 10FYP’s Global Strategy on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and aim to help accelerate efforts on net-zero commitments and Long-Term Low-Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS) through circular economy.