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Road to the 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum: Towards Smart & Sustainable Cities Through Circular Economy

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In commemoration with World Cities Day in October and the spirit of circular economy in Indonesia, Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) has provided a high-level dialogue through webinar Road to the 4th ICEF on October 6th, 2020 addressing the theme ‘Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities Through Circular Economy’. 

“The European Green Deal provides a roadmap with actions to boost the efficiency of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy. Which aims to restore biodiversity and we will cut pollution” stated H.E. Mr. Vincent Piket, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Indonesia on his opening remarks. Thus clarifying the need for a circular economy in supporting green growth in Indonesia. Furthermore, he added, “we look forward to continuing our cooperation on the circular economy that we stated during our Circular Economy Mission in October 2018 in Jakarta.” The progress on the circular economy between EU-Indonesia since then includes; support of RPJMN 2020-2024 National Development Plan, supporting Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) in November 2019, partnership with UNDP in developing a National Circular Economy Strategy, and exchange visit on Extended Producer Responsibility in collaboration with Denmark, Germany and Netherlands.

The webinar was divided into three sessions, where in the first session highlighted the urgency and importance of circular economy for a country, corporate, community and environment. While on the second session given several success stories implementation and in the last session highlighted efforts and chances in 5 (five) core economic sectors namely plastics conversion and waste management, food and beverages, electronic manufacturing and e-waste, construction and built environment as well as, textile and the fashion industry. This session’s speakers ranged from public-private, socio entrepreneur, and international speakers.

This webinar is a series with PT Napindo Media Ashatama, that will lead to the Indowater Expo on July 21st – 23rd, 2021 at Jakarta Convention Center.

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