ENB Update – 3 June 2019 | CCICED 2019 | WCEF2019

Daily Reports
The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED 2019)
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3 June 2019 | Hangzhou, China
The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) entered its second day of discussions in Hangzhou, China. Li Ganjie, Minister for Ecology and Environment, China, opened the morning’s proceedings, after which delegates debated eight draft policy recommendations addressing, inter alia, green consumption, digital technologies, environmental protection of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, climate change, institutional design, biodiversity conservation, marine sustainable development, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read full report

Third World Circular Economy Forum 2019 (WCEF2019)
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3 June 2019 | Helsinki, Finland
The 3rd World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland, opened today gathering more than 2000 circular economy global thinkers and doers to debate the next era of the circular economy by focusing on the themes: fair and just transition; impactful Investments, and progressive governance. The Forum showed that consumer mindsets remain a barrier for the circular economy and more work is required to raise awareness of sustainable consumption. Delegates argued that transition to a circular economy is essential to respond to the climate crisis and the rapid destruction of the biosphere, which is affecting human health. Read full coverage