The Latin America and Caribbean Circular Economy Coalition aims to provide a regional platform to enhance inter-ministerial, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder cooperation, increase knowledge and understanding on circular economy, provide capacity building and technical assistance for the development of public policies for circular economy and sustainable consumption and production.
The Coalition is an open platform. Any interested institution, organization, NGO, and government can join as a member of the Coalition according to their interest, work, and scope on the circular economy. Such participation is voluntary and does not represent any legal commitment, nor a membership fee.
The aim of the Coalition is to bring Circular Economy into action in the region. To do so, priority areas were identified and corresponding working groups were set up. As you join the Coalition we invite you to join a working group and take action.
All countries from the region are invited to be part of the Coalition and to nominate their National Focal Points (NFP) and Alternate Focal Points. This nomination can be sent by an official letter addressed to UNEP´s Regional Director and Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean Office and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given that the work of the Circular Economy Coalition is closely linked to the sustainable consumption and production (SCP) agenda, countries are invited to consider their existing National Focal Points on SCP, to be also the NFP to the Circular Economy Coalition; or they could nominate other representative(s) and alternate(s). Likewise, considering that circular economy requires a systemic and multi-sectoral approach, it requires the involvement and cooperation from different ministries; therefore, nominations of NFPs and alternates could be from the same Ministry or from different Ministries, and sub-national and local governments engaged and leading the national agenda on circular economy.