• The Circulate Initiative

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Updated: Nov 1

13 July 2022


The 2022 High-Level Political Forum focused on how recovery policies can reverse the negative impacts of the pandemic on sustainable development goals (SDGs). Umesh Madhavan, The Circulate Initiative’s Research Director, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Ocean Conservancy, titled ‘Mobilizing finance and building partnerships in cities to advance environmental goals, especially in preventing the flow of trash into the ocean’.


Speaking alongside representatives from Resilient Cities Network, the United States Agency for International Development and the United States Department of State, Umesh discussed the significant potential for impact in supporting cities’ transition to a circular economy and where investments and collaboration are critically needed to mobilize action and bridge the funding gap.