Redesigning economic systems for just, circular and nature-based cities
5 November 2021 – 4:30-6:00pm GMT / 5:30-7:00pm CET
Venue: COP26 Blue Zone, LGMA Pavilion, SEC Centre Hall 4 Section D
Through their planning, procuring, regulating and convening roles, cities can be testbeds for future economic systems that shift away from the take-make-waste model which is contributing to the triple crisis of social inequality, climate change and biodiversity depletion. This session will gather local government leaders whose jurisdictions are at the forefront of the just, circular and nature-based transitions, and showcase tangible examples of how this can be done in practice.
This session is organized by ICLEI’s Urban Transitions Alliance, a global network of industrial legacy cities who have committed to realizing sustainable and inclusive urban transitions, ICLEI Circulars, the first platform on circular economy developed specifically for local governments, providing them with news, resources and peer-to-peer exchanges and CLEVER Cities, a Horizon 2020-funded project that uses nature-based solutions to address urban challenges and promote social inclusion in cities across Europe, South America and China.