“A Circular Economy Transition as a catalyst for combatting Global Climate Challenges” – Best practices and insights for the business and science community
From the 3-14th of December, the 24th Climate Change Conference (COP 24) will take place in Katowice, Poland. It is important to place circular economy in the heart of the Paris agenda, since the transition towards a circular economy is necessary to be able to reach the climate goals. That is why Holland Circular Hotspot, together with a coalition of circular hotspots from all over Europe, organizes a side event at the COP24 to highlight the link between Circular Economy and Climate Change, share examples from the private sector and discuss the way forward to speed up and scale up.
Through various cases, this event will show how a circular transition by the private sector and cities can significantly contribute to the climate objectives as well as create business opportunities. Speakers will highlight the potential for CO2 reduction through circular economy in various sectors and present new insights from knowledge institutes and business showcases., Finally, for the event to be beneficial to all pioneers present; quick wins, arenas for action, barriers, drivers and potential for scaling-up will be discussed.
Location: Benelux-EIB Pavilion, Katowice
11.30 Welcome by moderator Freek van Eijk, director Holland Circular Hotspot
11.35 Insights from Research Institutes: moderated by Director General Mr. Weidenhaupt, Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable development and Infrastructure
Could a rare metals shortage disrupt the global renewable energy transition?
Eva Gladek, CEO Metabolic, The Netherlands
Transformative innovation for prosperous and low-carbon industry
Karl Herlevi, Project Director Circular Economy at Sitra, Finland
11.50 Best Business Practices: moderated by Tjitske IJpma, Program leader International Circular Economy, Department for International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water management
- Best Circular Practices from Philips
Harald Tepper, Group Sustainability and Program lead Circular Economy at Royal Dutch Philips
- Examples from the Building sector
Presentation Mr Jakub Wójcik, Vice-Chairman of Izodom Company, Poland
- Industrial Symbiosis
Arve Ulriksen, CEO Mo Industripark, Norway
- Cities, the place for circular climate action
Callum Blackburn, CEO Zero Waste Scotland
12.30 Panel discussion moderated by Tjitske IJpma, Program leader International Circular Economy, Department for International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water management
12.55 Wrap up, Freek van Eijk, director Holland Circular Hotspot