In November 2020, countries of the Western Balkans signed the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. The Green Agenda is a new growth strategy for the region developed in line with the European Green Deal and embedded in the Economic and Investment Plan. Albania and the other five countries in the region committed to work towards the 2050 target of a carbon-neutral continent and to implement actions in five pillars, which include climate, energy, mobility, circular economy, depollution, sustainable agriculture and food production, and biodiversity.
Though governments have made commitments, no transition to socially and environmentally sustainable economies can be achieved without responsible businesses cooperation.
Involving the private sector is a complex task that will require not only commitment but a sustainable working process with policy makers to advocate for setting up the circular economy topics as a priority agenda at the national level.
Reason for us to organize a series of four panel discussions to exchange knowledge and experiences with companies and other actors engaged in circular economy practices in the EU and candidate countries. These four panel discussion will focus on the agri-food, textile, construction and financial services sectors.