Green Industries SA is leading South Australia’s transition to a circular economy to grow our economic prosperity, improve and sustain our environment and increase our wellbeing.
The circular economy is a ‘must-have’ as the current ‘take-make-dispose economy’ is unsustainable, anyway you look at it. A circular economy is a world where we use less natural and raw materials, keep products in use longer and design out waste and pollution.
Green Industries SA is driving the circular economy through strategic planning and policy, legislation, incentives and education to ensure resources circulate more within the state’s economy and that we operate with best practice in resource recovery and remanufacturing.
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) provides objective scientific and technical advice on the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF’s) policies strategies, programs, and projects. It does so by executing a program of work developed in collaboration with the GEF Secretariat, and by screening GEF projects. STAP is hosted by UN Environment.
The GEF was established 30 years ago on the eve of the Rio Earth Summit to tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, it has provided more than $21.5 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $117 billion in co-financing for more than 5,000 projects and programs. The GEF is the largest multilateral trust fund focused on enabling developing countries to invest in nature, and supports the implementation of major international environmental conventions including on biodiversity, climate change, chemicals, and desertification.
Circle Economy is a social enterprise, organised as a cooperative. It accelerates the transition to circularity through on the ground, action focused, development of practical and scalable solutions and international campaigns, communications, and engagement, focused on spreading the circular message. Its tools and programs are designed to facilitate decision making and action plans for businesses and governments in a wide range of sectors.
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.