Promoting Circularity in Transition Economies: The Role of Trade and Economic Cooperation
Organized by:
The Geneva Trade Platform and the UNECE
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
08 Dec 2020
Start time:

Organized by UNECE in partnership with the Geneva Trade Platform | A Side Event of the World Circular Economy Forum

How are transition economies working to foster a circular economy model, producing more efficiently, polluting less and reusing more? What best practices can they share? What challenges remain?

Hear perspectives and insight from high-level speakers from North Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, the UNECE and the Institute for European Environmental Policy.

Scheduled speakers will include:

  • Ms. Olga Algayerova, UN Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary, UNECE
  • H.E. Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, North Macedonia
  • H.E. Ms. Nino Tandilashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture, Georgia
  • Mr. Olzhas Sartaev, CEO of Special Economic Zone “Park of Innovative Technologies” in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Ms. Aleksandra Vucinic, Head of Group for Circular and Green Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Serbia
  • Ms. Marianne Kettunen, Head of Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

The Geneva Trade Platform thanks Sergey Popov for financial contribution to this project.