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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is launching a review of the implementation experience of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries on Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12) - Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).


The study - Closing the loop: ASEM's transition towards achieving a circular economy - provides a bird-eye view of how 51 ASEM member countries approach the implementation of SDG12 targets and integrate them into national strategies, target-setting, and monitoring activities. In order to achieve the targets of SDG12, the publication sets out five key messages for ASEM member countries to address the full production and consumption cycle of natural resources and support a circular economy transition. The five key messages suggested are listed below:


  1. The importance of creating strong policies and legislative framework, as a backbone of a successful transition to a circular economy
  2. Crucial role of businesses in systemic transformation
  3. Essential place of green public procurement practices supporting circular economy
  4. Education on SCP practices
  5. Smart monitoring


The event will be held on 5 June 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Helsinki-Hesperia in Helsinki, Finland.

Please visit this page for more information on the event.