Enhancing circular actions through Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP) and Global Circularity Protocol (GCP)

10 December 2023 (Sun), 14:45-16:00 UAE Time (JST 19:45-21:00)
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Highlighting the importance of enhancing Circular Economy (CE) and Resource Efficiency (RE) through value chains for addressing the triple global crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, businesses can play a significant role for meeting our ambitious climate and environment goals. In this regard, the Japanese government, together with Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), launched Japan Partnership for Circular Economy (J4CE) in March 2021, steadily enhancing public-private collaboration. In this seminar, the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ), co-hosting with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), will introduce the best practices of CERE by the Japanese and US business sectors, aiming to provide an opportunity for the audience to consider how to accelerate their own global climate change action through CERE. We will also introduce the Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP) endorsed at the G7 Hiroshima Summit in June 2023 and the Global Circularity Protocol (GCP) presented and adopted during the Stockholm +50 in June 2022, at the same time, will discuss how CEREP/GCP could be integrated into circular economy initiatives in private sector.

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Event Details

Date/time
10 December 2023 (Sun), 14:45-16:00 UAE Time (JST 19:45-21:00)
Venue
Co-Organisers
World Economic Forum
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Languages
English / Japanese
(Simultaneous interpretation)
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Presentation Materials

Time (GST)Agenda
14:45-14:48Introduction (MOEJ/WEF/WBCSD members and Panelists)
ModeratorMs. Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Sustainability Practice Founder, Bain & Company 
14:48-14:56Opening RemarksH.E. Mr. MATSUZAWA Yutaka, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ) 
H.E. Ms. Vivianne Heijnen, Minister for the Environment, the Netherlands (video message) 
14:56-15:00Group photo session
15:00-15:12Presentations on circular economy principles
Presentation on CEREPMr. YOSHIDA Satoshi, Director for International Resource Circulation, MOEJ 
Presentation on GCPMr. Dominic Waughray, Executive Vice President, WBCSD 
15:12-15:57Panel Discussion
ModeratorMs. Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Sustainability Practice Founder, Bain & Company 
PanelistsMr. YOSHIDA Satoshi, Director for International Resource Circulation, MOEJ 
Mr. Dominic Waughray, Executive Vice President, WBCSD 
Ms. Pascale Wautelet, Vice President, Global Research & Development and Sustainability, Avery Dennison Corporation 
Mr. KISHIMOTO Michihiro, Corporate Officer, Environment Strategy Director Global Environment Business Group, Hitachi, Ltd. 
Ms. OTSUKA Yumi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Management Department, Toyota Motor Corporation (Virtual) 
Dr. Fernando Gomez, Head of the Resource Systems and Resilience Program, Center for Nature and Climate, WEF 
15:57-16:00Wrap up sessionH.E. Mr. MATSUZAWA Yutaka, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan 
Mr. Dominic Waughray, Executive Vice President, WBCSD