Croatia’s transition to circular economy backed by technical assistance from World Bank
An agreement for technical assistance was signed on September 28th, 2020, by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Tomislav Coric and the World Bank Country Manager for Croatia, Elisabetta Capannelli. Under this agreement the World Bank will provide technical assistance to support the Government of Croatia in the transformation of its solid waste management system.
At present, Croatia is lagging on EU waste prevention targets, mainly due to low technical and financial capacity of municipalities to handle separate waste collection and improve recycling. Under the two-year technical assistance program, the World Bank will help update the existing National Waste Management Plan, provide diagnostic work and, based on the analysis, recommend measures to speed up transformation in line with the EU circular economy action plan.
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