• Circular Event Experience

How CEE is supporting the Global Sustainable Development Goals

How CEE is supporting the Global Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations identifies circularity as a key pillar of its Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, we wanted to share with you how Circular Event Experience is supporting the Goals and challenge you to do the same.

“Circular Economy practices can be applied as a 'toolbox' for achieving a sizeable number of SDG targets“

SDG 4 - Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

One of CEE’s main pillars is Education. Our efforts are aimed towards sharing resources, making them easily accessible to everyone, therefore evening the playing field in the industry. Being equipped with circular and sustainable knowledge and practices, event profs will be able to make more informed decisions. This will, in turn, impact the kind of demand for suppliers shifting their thinking and product or service design for circularity.

A question for you: Can you invest more in your education and promise to make more informed decisions?

SDG 12 - Responsible Production and Consumption

To ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Circular Economy practices are all about decoupling economic activity from resource use and associated environmental and social impacts, which is also very much at the heart of this goal. This is a direct strategy CEE is looking to implement for the events industry by actively creating opportunities for sustainable suppliers through the supplier hub. This goal is an important enabler for achieving most of the other SDGs, making the indirect impact of circular economy practices and strategies even more profound.

A question for you: How can you do better with less resources?

SDG 13 - Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Circular Economy practices contribute directly and indirectly to mitigating climate change and increasing resilience. Therefore, Circular Event Experience is setting the events industry up for a sustainable future by adopting circular economy strategies. The 2019 Circular Gap Report finds that implementing CE practices could reduce GHG emissions by more than a third by 2100, in addition to existing low-carbon technologies. Additionally, an increased climate awareness is likely to indirectly impact the individuals’ life outside their working life.

A question for you: Are you investing enough resources in tackling climate change?

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

A strong partnership and cooperation is the only way to tackle the climate emergency and achieve all SDGs. Another main pillar of Circular Event Experience is community, therefore we are looking to nurture event profs and suppliers partnerships whilst also promoting behaviour change.

A question for you: What partnerships can you join/create to work towards a shared vision where people and planet are at the centre?

Learn more about applying circular economy principles in events here.