Declaration of Santiago for Inter-American Cooperation on Circular Economy

Declaration of Santiago for Inter-American Cooperation on Circular Economy

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Let's start building a Circular Conscious Continent! 

The Circular Economy, unlike the linear economic model in which we operate, has positioned itself as an effective strategy to decouple economic growth from environmental damage by rethinking how we design, produce, sell and use products. Distinguishing between biological and technical cycles to safely and infinitely circulate all the nutrients and materials found on the planet, and aims to eliminate all negative externalities, such as the emission of toxic substances that harm the environment and have impact on the human health; climate change; and pollution of water, air and soil. Innovation is one of the fundamental components of a circular economy to generate profound changes and create an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design and intention.

As organizers and promoters of Circular Economy Forum of the Americas (CEFA) we believe that this transition will only be possible through an objective evaluation of opportunities and through cooperation and alliances between different actors, nations and regions that have already done so or are taking concrete actions towards a circular economy. Although the contexts in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean are different, there are common trends throughout the territory that will unify efforts to achieve a Circular Continent that operates under a Circular Economic framework.

We, of the Circular Economy Platform of the Americas and the Americas Sustainable Development Foundation, together with participants at the 2nd edition of the Circular Economy Forum of the Americas, held on November 27 & 28 in Santiago, Chile are launching a Call for Action, by presenting the "Declaration of Santiago for Inter-American Cooperation on Circular Economy". This sends a clear signal to the wider region and the globe that there is a growing community of experts and stakeholders in the Americas committed to facilitating the transition towards a Circular Continent.

By joining this call, you and/or your organization recognize the need to take concrete and collaborative actions to facilitate the Circular Economy in the different sectors of the countries of the Americas, as a means to achieve the sustainability of the region and develop prosperous economies that respect the environment.

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