Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
CONDENSED CASE STUDY
STATUS & TIMELINE
|The first High-Level Meeting||09/2021|
Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organisations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus for initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production, building on efforts being deployed internationally.
As outlined in its Concept Note, GACERE is the expression of a political endeavour to work together, share knowledge and advocate at the political level and in multilateral fora for a global just transition to a resource efficient and circular economy to achieve sustainable consumption and production and inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.
To become a member, it is not necessary to sign a document or to pay a fee. It is enough that a duly authorised senior representative of a country, international organisation or other global non-governmental entity, as the case might be, endorses the Concept Note and accepts to contribute to GACERE’s work. Endorsements in writing can be communicated through the contacts indicated below.
The objective of GACERE is to support a global just transition to a resource efficient and
circular economy for a more equitable use of resources, so as to achieve sustainable
consumption and production and inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.
GACERE members are expected to do so by working together and advocating at the political level and in multilateral fora, in particular at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), governing bodies of UN entities and other UN platforms, and in international groupings such as the G7/G20, the African Union, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This is a specific role for GACERE members that participate to these fora and can thus collectively and individually contribute to GACERE’s aims.
Moreover, GACERE would take forward, support and/or cooperate with sectoral, bilateral and/or regional partnerships, for example the African Circular Economy Alliance and the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Circular Economy Coalition. Cooperation would also be sought with ongoing initiatives, for example the World Circular Economy Forum, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production / One Planet network. GACERE seeks to raise ambition towards the transition to a circular economy; members who are also active in these regional alliances and initiatives would be expected to ensure that GACERE activities are synergic and do not duplicate existing actions, but rather that the global transition benefits from such synergy. GACERE members would also contribute to mapping domestic policies, fiscal and regulatory frameworks; identify barriers, knowledge and governance gaps, research needs and possible global governance improvements; and facilitate global conversations on the governance of natural resources and options to improve the current situation, including through the wider adoption of more resource efficient and circular approaches.