This side-event will look at the opportunities offered by coupling resource efficiency and circular economy policies with climate action. Speakers include Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment; Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy; Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair, International Resource Panel; Hon. Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, and High Level Climate Champion, Republic of Fiji; Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina; and Tellervo Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala, Member of the Employers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee. The event will include a panel discussion, and will be followed by a recption.