Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public Private Partnerships – March 2018

A high-level meeting took place in Geneva on 26th and 27th March with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The circular economy transition requires innovation and innovative business practices overall – in design, production, delivery models, and life cycle management. Policy makers, entrepreneurs and innovators need continuous, multi-level dialogue to understand these opportunities, remove bottlenecks, and ensure that incentives are fit for purpose. Based on case studies from across the ECE region, this session presents successful examples on innovation and innovative partnerships for a circular economy and it draws conclusions on best practices.