Circular economy in the Africa-EU cooperation – Country report Senegal

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Spinazzé, C; J. Ahlers, J. Rajput, S. M. Bonnaire, S. van Hummelen, J. Jagot, M. Hemkhaus, J. Koehler, M. McGovern and J. E. Potgieter 2021: Circular economy in the Africa-EU cooperation. Country report Senegal. Brussels: European Commission.

Senegal’s development objectives are expressed in the Emerging Senegal Plan (PES) with the vision: An emerging Senegal in 2035, with a cohesive society under the rule of law. This strategy outlines Senegal's macro- and micro-economic development goals and objectives. The PES recognises that the green economy is a means to meeting basic social needs and sustainable development. It has recently been complemented by a national policy on the circular economy, which places the country as a forerunner in West Africa. Senegal is also one of the partner countries of the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). The EU and Senegal have adopted a joint statement outlining possible areas for cooperation, formalised as the 'Dakar Pathways to Advance Circular Economy, Green Industries and Jobs in West Africa’. The identified pathways to advance Circular Economy in Senegal are: The role of green industries in paving the way for the broader transition to a circular economy in the region, and globally; The potential of waste as a resource; Enabling policy and financial frameworks and encouraging innovation; A comprehensive awareness raising campaign that promotes new and sustainable production and consumption patterns through education at every level.

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