Upon the publication of the new Circular Economy Action Plan by the European Commission, circular economy has become a central topic in climate change discussion. 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.
With the attendance of Emmanuelle Maire, the Head of Unit at DG Environment, we discussed various circular economy practices. How can these practices be materialized for consumers and public buyers? What initiatives and action plans are there to kickstart the transition to a circular economy and how can cities/regions benefit from it? Outi Pakarinen from the Regional Council of Central Finland highlighted the importance of data sharing and cooperation when promoting circular economy by illustrating Finland’s circular economy strategy. Alexis Chatzimpiros from the Samso Energy Academy shared the perspective of the island of Samso, which changed the economic thinking towards a sustainable society.
In case you missed it, FEDARENE‘s Webinar Series on Circular Economy can help you learn how to become a frontrunner in Europe’s transition towards a more sustainable and competitive system! These seminars touched upon the many different aspects of circular economy, from biogas production to public procurement, waste management and recycling. The series included insights about local and regional initiatives from renowned experts and EU representatives.
This Webinar is part of FEDARENE’s Circular Economy Webinar Series: