Towards a Circular Economy for Electronics

                                                                          

Towards a Circular Economy for Electronics

23rd October, 8:30-10:00am

(Centre International de Conferences (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland)

 

Background

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting the government of Nigeria to implement a project for developing the circular economy of the electronics sector in Nigeria, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The key activities include providing policy and technical support, defining the roadmap for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation, and setting up a suitable framework for the electronics producers to establish a management system, to take care of the collection and recycling of end-of-life electrical and electronic appliances. At the same time, UNEP is leading a component to develop circular economy approaches and best cases for the electronics sector in Nigeria and Africa.

 

Workshop

This workshop will bring together stakeholders from electronics sector, governments, international manufacturers. It aims to collect insights and share best practices/examples on circular economy for electronics. This work will support the implementation of GEF project “Circular Economy approaches for the electronics sector in Nigeria”, and it will also help to raise awareness and gain support from electronic manufacturers and other relevant stakeholders on the implementation of EPR systems in Africa and also at the global level.

 

Agenda

  • Introduction (welcome + tour de table)
  • Presentation of circular economy and their implementation at global level for the electronics sector
  • Presentation of implementing circular economy in the private sector
  • Panel discussion on how to achieve circular economy in the electronics sector, at regional and global levels
  • Summary and closure

 

We look forward to discussing with you! Please RSVP to kate.obrien@un.org