A 1.5°c world requires a circular and low carbon economy

Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising

Achieving low-carbon societies requires collaboration amongst international development partners, and there is currently an opportunity for UNDP and UNEP jointly to support developing countries in the enhancement of their NDCs.

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This jointly developed guidance note sets out a range of technical resources and analytical tools that can be offered to countries to accelerate achievement of the Paris Agreement targets, by enhancing the resource efficiency and circularity of their national economies. By securing greater engagement of key Ministries and other actors engaged in climate change mitigation policies and actions, it will also be possible to accelerate the transition to more sustainable consumption and production patterns as set out in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. UNDP and UNEP will develop this strategic partnership on circular economy to: (i) support circular policies; (ii) help design innovative circular economy business models that engage systematically private sector actors; and (iii) facilitate access to fnance to scale-up implementation of innovative solutions to enhance countries’ climate ambition. This UNDP-UNEP collaboration will be developed with countries implementing NDCs and resource efficiency measures.