REFRESH has met its first major milestones, with National Platforms now established in Germany, Spain, Hungary and The Netherlands. We have worked closely with each of our pilot partners to develop a Framework Agreement (FA) based on the principles of Courtauld 2025 and shaped to be relevant to priorities in each country. All of the FA’s align to the delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

Each National Platform includes a mix of:

  • Major retailers
  • Suppliers
  • Government ministries
  • NGOs
  • Regional / local organisations

3 National Platforms have held their initial meetings with some now on to their 2nd and 3rd. In addition we are making excellent progress in China, with a REFRESH launch planned for November in Beijing. In Germany the FA has been signed by the National Platform and they are exploring a range of pilot projects to support it.

In the remaining 3 EU countries we have draft FAs in place, which will be agreed and signed off at their next National Platform meetings.  The Chinese partners will be using the conference in November to elicit support for their FA. Here you can read more about REFRESH's actions in China.

You can find more information about the National Platforms by clicking here.