Enhancing the Circular Economy in Africa - Note by the Secretariat

United Nations Environment Programme (2019)

This note presents the key areas for transition to a circular economy, namely the policy and regulatory framework needed to support the circular economy; the green financing mechanism; and retooling and reskilling, awareness-raising and knowledge-sharing. It highlights opportunities for the circular economy in Africa and concludes by focusing attention on a number of potential areas for action, including scaling up existing circular economy practices; integrating the circular economy into national and regional development plans; information and knowledge management regarding the circular economy. Other areas of action include advancing political will; supporting access to affordable green financing and sustainable markets, with a particular focus on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises.

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