Policy dialogue_Circular Cities

26th Nov, 2021

International Council for Circular Economy endeavors to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. In one such endeavor was the policy dialogue between the think tanks, OECD, Niti Aayog and ICCE.
The OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Niti Aayog, which is a public policy think tank of the Government of India, established with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals with cooperative federalism. And ICCE is a thought leader in Circularity in India working with a global outlook.

The policy dialogues included discussions around the future of India’s unsustainable urbanization. Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities discussed about the approaches taken by the OECD countries towards enabling a circular economy.

Oriana Romano,
Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy

Shalini Goyal Bhalla, MD at ICCE presented her views on how circular cities can be a solution to unsustainable urbanization.

Shalini Goyal Bhalla
Managing Director
International Council for Circular Economy

 Dr P. Sekhar shared his views on work cities are doing towards reducing consumption and waste.

Dr. P. Sekhar
Chairman, Global Smart Cities Panel

The roundtable between all stakeholders, City mayors, City planners, policymakers highlighted the enablers and barriers in converting cities circular. ICCE would continue the effort through research work in Indian cities, which would be published soon.