17. April 2024

WCEF2024 Accelerator Session: Accelerating Extended Producer Responsibility Systems Worldwide


The Global Action Partnership for Extended Producer Responsibility invites you to join their Accelerator Session “Accelerating Extended Producer Responsibility Systems Worldwide at this year’s World Circular Economy Forum!

Join us:

  • on April 17th 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CEST, 90 minutes
  • at the GIZ Representation Brussels, Leopold Plaza, Rue du Trône 108  – 1050 Brussels
  • or online – The accelerator session will take place in a hybrid format. The focus will be on guests joining in-person to enhance personal connections. However, we will provide the opportunity to listen in online.


Find the presentation of the event here.


The session features the launch of  the GAP for EPR Policy Paper “Extended Producer Responsibility: Basic Facts and Key Principles”! The paper was developed under the framework of the GAP for EPR with contributions from OECD, GIZ, WWF, UNEP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It provides policymakers with a synthesis of the current implementing experience with the EPR policy approach.

In this session, you will also gain insights into recent EPR related developments by focusing on specific country examples. In a panel discussion, representatives from selected countries will share and discuss their experiences with implementing EPR and with its contribution to strengthen material circularity in their countries. They will highlight their key strategies to overcome the challenges that they have been facing. 

Furthermore, the session will introduce the Global Action Partnership (GAP) for EPR to interested stakeholders worldwide and will identify opportunities for accelerating EPR systems that the GAP for EPR can provide. This event is an accelerator session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 (WCEF 2024).



  • Official Welcome by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Official Launch of the Policy Paper “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR): Basic facts and key principles” by the GAP for EPR
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A, featuring:
    • Ana Suryana, Environmental Policy Advisor and Educator | Ministry of Environment and ForestryRepublic of Indonesia
    • Ruben Goldsztayn, Director of Sustainable Production and Consumption | ANDI
    • Thomas De Meester, Public and Regulatory Affairs Manager | Fost Plus
    • Edoardo Bodo, Environment Policy Officer | RREUSE


The event will be moderated by Valérie Boiten, Senior Policy Officer from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Angelina Schreiner, Circular Economy Advisor from the PREVENT Waste Alliance.