Norwegian embassy supported circular economy in Indonesia

Mr Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt, Chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta.

Mr Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt, Chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta was a panelist speaker at the 3rd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) which took place at Pullman Jakarta on the 11th-12th November 2019.

The purpose of this forum was to strengthen commitment of stakeholders and produce recommendation documents in realizing circular economy in Indonesia.The idea of this year’s theme was to highlight circular economy as a practical solution for sustainable business practices.

Another speaker was Greeneration Foundation founder M. Bijaksana Junerosano.

“Indonesia needs to bring the circular economy towards state policy, through the Long Term and Medium Term Plans that are integrated with economic, environmental and social policies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.

“From the implementation of waste management alone, the Circular Economy approach can support the economic growth of of Rp 101 trillion or equivalent to 4.1% of the 2019 state budget with positive impacts on the quality of our environment,” M. Bijaksana Junerosano said.

The forum is Indonesia’s largest annual event on Circular Economy. High-ranking officials from sectors of the government, corporate, academicians, professionals, and other relevant stakeholders will come together and identify challenges as well as solutions to implement circular economy in Indonesia.

ICEF 2019 is sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy, the European Union, the Government of Denmark, the Government of the Netherlannd and the Academy of Medical Sciences. (LM), supported by Finnish Embassy and many more partners.

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