About us

The five-year "SWITCH to Circular Economy Value Chains" programme is implemented by UNIDO in partnership with Chatham House, Circle Economy and the European Investment Bank (subject to finalization of contractual arrangements). The programme is funded by the European Union and exemplifies the international development cooperation dimension of the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan.

Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Chatham House has provided thought leadership on the sustainable production and consumption of natural resources since the 1970s and currently focuses on forging global alliances for an inclusive and just circular transition - see more on circulareconomy.earth. The role of Chatham House through its Environment and Society Programme will involve analysis of policy frameworks, development of policy recommendations, and building capacity of selected institutions to undertake mapping and analysis of circular economy opportunities in developing countries where pilot project will take place.