This session was streamed as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Summit 2020 event, held on the 9th and 10th September.
The world’s highest urbanisation rates and a commodity-based economy make Latin America particularly vulnerable to system shocks, such as the one we are experiencing. This raises important questions around future development, highlighting the key role of governments and international institutions in setting enabling conditions for regenerative growth. Momentum is already building around a circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. approach, with leading cities and countries like Chile and Colombia turning to it as a means to secure long-term prosperity. Join this session to understand the rapidly evolving landscape of circular economy policies and initiatives in Latin America.