Inception Workshop: Developing a National Circular Economy Strategy for Indonesia

IBCSD has the honour to be the technical advisor for a Circular Economy project by the UNDP. UNDP in cooperation with Bappenas and supported by Denmark Embassy have launched a project to analyse the potential for circular economy in Indonesia. The analysis is the first step in developing a National Circular Economy Strategy. The project will size the business, economic, social and environmental benefits from introducing circular economy in 5 key economic sectors. This will be followed by subsequent phases focused on developing a detailed circular economy action plan and roadmaps and forming critical partnerships to implement a circular economy strategy. This multi stakeholder workshop with government and private sector stakeholders is the first opportunity to share the initial analysis on circular economy opportunities in the 5 sectors and to jointly prioritize on key levers to capture the opportunities and how to overcome specific barriers.

Attending the workshop: Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia; Lea Wermelin, Minister of Environment of Denmark; Shinta W. Kamdani, President of IBCSD; Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Resident Representative in Indonesia; Jeremy Oppenheim, Senior Managing Partner SYSTEMIQ.

This workshop also attended by senior leaders from the private sector, including from key focus sectors related to the food & beverage, construction, electronics, textiles and plastics; Representatives from key government agencies in Indonesia of relevance for the circular economy; and International experts on the circular economy.

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