Governments, businesses and individuals are gradually recognising that preventing natural resources depletion and achieving more sustainable economic growth requires challenging the prevailing linear production and consumption paradigm and shifting to a greener, circular economy model.

The EU-funded WES project just released a video for policymakers and other stakeholders in WES partner countries and beyond, that provides in just a few minutes, an overview of what circular economy is all about and how national policies, strategies and incentives can support making it happen in the Mediterranean region.

As the video mentions, in the MENA region, it is estimated circular economy could contribute up to $320 billion per year to the economy by 2030… Appropriate legislation, revisited institutions and social policies, participative processes, innovation and education are some of the elements of critical importance for transitioning to a circular model that sustains future generations in the Mediterranean.

The video was developed by leading technical experts in the field, with the important contribution of WES focal points in each of the WES partner countries. It is the third of a series of videos on environmental protection and water management that are being produced under the EU-funded WES project.

The video is available through the following link:

All versions of the video with subtitles in English, French, or Arabic are also accessible through the WES YouTube channel:

English subtitles

French subtitles

Arabic subtitles