FEDARENE Webinar: Introduction to Circular Economy

Always wondered how circular economy could help take your city/region to the next level? This webinar is for you!

From the 06 October 2020 10:00am to the 06 October 11:30am

FEDARENE Webinar: Introduction to Circular Economy

When addressing the challenge of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one quickly wonders about production and consumption habits. We consume much more and much faster than what the earth can produce. As reported by the UN, by 2050, we would need three planets to provide enough resources to satisfy our current lifestyles. It is clear: a change is needed.

This is why the European Commission has given Circular Economy a central role in the EU Green Deal, and has recently published a new Circular Economy Action Plan for a cleaner and more competitive Europe.

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. Yet, most circular economy initiatives in Europe are still at an early stage and would benefit from more investments in upscaling promising innovations and in monitoring progress towards circularity.

Join FEDARENE‘s upcoming Webinar Series on Circular Economy and learn how to become a frontrunner in Europe’s transition towards a more sustainable and competitive system! These seminars will touch upon the many different aspects of circular economy, from biogas production to public procurement, waste management and recycling. You will get inspired by local and regional initiatives and hear from renowned experts and EU representatives. The transition to a new, circular and fair society has started, will you be a part of it?

This Webinar is part of FEDARENE’s Circular Economy Webinar Series:

  • Introduction to Circular Economy – 6th of October 2020
  • The energy dimension of Circular Economy – 10th of December 2020 from 10 to 11:30 am CET
  • Circular Economy beyond energy: recycling and reducing waste – 9th February 2021 from 10 to 11:30 am CET

Webinar material


And download the speakers’ presentations:

  1. The European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan explained – Emmanuelle Maire, DG Environment, European Commission
    Circular City Funding Guide
    The EIB Circular Economy Guide
    + Green Deal call – Research and Innovation projects on territorial deployment of circular economy
  2. Circular Economy in Central Finland – Outi Pakarinen, Regional Council of Central Finland
  3. Samsø 3.0: Common sense – Alexis Chatzimpiros and Søren Hermansen, Samso Energy Academy

This Webinar is an official side event of the online World Circular Economy Forum / WCEFonline taking place on 29-30 September. More information available on https://www.sitra.fi/en/projects/wcefonline/#latest