The roundtable will focus on bridging the Global South and the Global North, breaking cultural and lifestyle barriers through solutions and best practices of mapping circular policies, economic incentives and business models.
With one-quarter of the world population, the global north controls four-fifths of the income earned anywhere in the world. While the global south has a history of colonialism, they have deep-rooted sustainable practices from time immemorial. These practices are a virtue of their need to sustain and have a meaningful decentralized application. Social matters such as poverty, social injustice, and gender discrimination have resulted in solutions that are best suited to them.
In such a case “one size fit for all” concept of sustainability cannot be applied all around the world. International Council for Circular Economy wants to highlight the role of the Global South in enabling a global circular transition.