ENB Update – 4 June 2019 | CCICED 2019 | WCEF2019

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The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED 2019)
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4 June 2019 | Hangzhou, China
On the third and final day of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), delegates went on site visits to two villages in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, to learn about Zhejiang’s Green Rural Revival programme. At the closing session in the afternoon, Han Zheng, CCICED Chair and State Council Vice-Premier, expressed China’s readiness to engage deeply in global environmental governance, and affirmed the role of CCICED in preparing relevant recommendations.
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?Third World Circular Economy Forum 2019 (WCEF2019)
4 June 2019 | Helsinki, Finland
The WCEF2019 concluded with key messages from 2,000 circular economy experts urging for fairer consumption patterns; community empowerment; and enabling environments for scaling up the transition towards a circular economy “for all.” Many participants suggested that bringing positive messages about circularity, instead of presenting a “doom scenario” of environmental degradation, will have a greater chance to drive change. Director Mari Pantsar, Sitra, closed the two-day Forum by inviting all delegates to continue this conversation at the next WCEF, which will take place in Canada in 2020.

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