Uniting climate and biodiversity agendas through circularity


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As today’s plenary session acknowledges, unsustainable consumption and production is at the heart of these crises. Maintaining the world’s living standards with current economic systems would require 1.6 Earths. Two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions are linked to private households. As the world moves to ten billion people, and as we work hard to end poverty and raise incomes, we will see more demand on dwindling resources, more emissions and more waste.

To avoid pushing the planet to breaking point, we need global sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and circular economies. Today, I want to suggest three ways in which we can make this transition happen at pace and scale.

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