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05 Apr 2022

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Brussels
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Belgium

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This EU Circular Talk aims to share insights and impressions from the collaboration of the German-based Packaging Club, learn about experiences in other European countries and regions, and discuss implications for the future with interested European stakeholders. 

24 Mar 2022
Sitra

The circular economy has the potential to tackle the main drivers of biodiversity loss, including land-use change, climate change, overexploitation, and pollution, by transforming how we produce, consume and manage materials. During this official side-event on 24 March 2022 at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations, the role that a circular economy can play in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework through supporting sustainable use of biodiversity will be explored.

19 May 2022
EFIC Conference: The Furniture Day 2022

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Brussels
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Belgium

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EFIC is organizing an hybrid event on 19 May, to create a cross value chain discussion about the furniture industry and its future competitiveness and positive societal impact. Policymakers, furniture industry and supply chain representatives will debate about the impact of the pandemic and the twin transition: sustainability and digitalisation.

APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe, Circular Appliances: an online platform

APPLiA

The Circular Appliances website, an initiative powered by APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe representing home appliance manufacturers from across Europe, is an online platform which takes readers through each phase of the home appliances’ lifecycle, from design to end-of-use, aimed at displaying the achievements of the sector and fostering a more sustainable culture among European citizens.

Thanks to an immersive and interactive format, the Circular Appliances website offers the public a comprehensive experience to discover each phase of the product’s lifecycle and how the home appliance industry drives the circular transition. This is all based on what APPLiA calls a “circular culture”, which means bringing all societal actors together to achieve more ambitious circularity objectives.

The Circular Economy and Green Jobs in the EU and Beyond

The Circular Economy and Green Jobs in the EU and Beyond

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Janis Brizga and Saïd El Khadraoui (Editors)
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02/2022
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Belgium

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The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that is underpinned by a transition to renewable energy and materials. It is a resilient system - good for business, people and the environment. The book titled The Circular Economy and Green Jobs in the EU and Beyond examines what the circular economy means, why the transition from a linear economy to a circular one is important, and how we can achieve it.

The book offers clarification on the meaning and the implications of the circular economy across different contexts – economic, social, cultural, legal and international. Particular emphasis is placed on the implications for jobs and different business models as well as on questions of equity.

A two-year stakeholders’ consultation on the construction and infrastructure value chains

A two-year stakeholders’ consultation on the construction and infrastructure value chains

ENEA

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ENEA
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02/2022
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Italy

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This paper by ENEA focuses on circular economy in the construction sector, by illustrating the main market dynamics related to materials for buildings and infrastructures, and active and/or potential value chain collaborations in a circular and industrial symbiosis perspective.

    The paper offers an overview of:

    1. the relevance of construction and infrastructure value chains within the EU economy,
    2. their potential for circularity, resource efficiency and decarbonisation and
    3. the main barriers and levers.

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    30 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
    MonGOS

    The International MonGOS conference - Water and Sewage in the Circular Economy Model, which will be held from 30 June to 1 July 2022 in Cracow (Poland), will provide a summary of the MonGOS project "Monitoring of water and sewage management in the context of the implementation of the circular economy assumptions" financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the International Academic Partnerships Programme (2020-2022).

    The Innovation Agenda for Sustainable Use of Resources

    The Innovation Agenda for Sustainable Use of Resources

    Each year, humanity consumes resources equivalent to 1.7 planets. Sustainable resource use is therefore essential if we are to achieve our national environmental and climate objectives and the sustainable global development goals in the 2030 Agenda.

    RE:Source is a strategic innovation programme co-funded by the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and the Swedish Energy Agency. The programme focuses on research and innovation in sustainable material use.

    Within RE:Source, the RE:Agenda describes the innovation area of sustainable use of resources, which aims to support solutions that contribute to the efficient use of the earth’s resources within the planetary boundaries.

    22 Feb 2022
    European Commission

    The European Commission is preparing a legislative proposal on the Right to Repair, headed “Sustainable consumption of goods – promoting repair and reuse”. The overall goal of the initiative is to extend the time during which consumers use the product before discarding it.

    The public consultation and call for evidence are currently ongoing and will run until 5 April 2022.

    22 Feb 2022
    European Commission logo

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    EU

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    This European Commission consultation is accessible to all stakeholders to express views about a possible policy to tackle microplastic pollution. In addition, the consultation will be used to collect additional information about sources, monitoring, known initiatives to limit emissions and potential measures to abate emissions.

    Last date for contributions: 17 May 2022.
     

    Circularity Gap Report 2022: five years of analysis by Circle Economy

    Circularity Gap Report 2022

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    Marc de Wit
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    01/2022
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    Netherlands

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    The Circularity Gap Report 2022 draws on five years of analysis to show the power of the circular economy to equitably fulfil our global needs and wants, with radically fewer materials and emissions.

    The 2022 report by impact organisation Circle Economy reveals that the throwaway global economy is fuelling the climate crisis, with more than half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials consumed since the 2015 Paris Agreement was signed.

    Circular economy solutions can have a huge impact on climate change. This is because 70% of greenhouse gas emissions are related to the production and use of products – from the buildings we live in and the transport we use to the food we eat and the clothes we wear.

    Retailers, Consumers and Skills: Enabling Circular Electronics: Skills for cities, businesses and consumers

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    02/03/2022
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    EU
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    Brussels (online)

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    While digital networking is of great advantage for everyday life, the incredible amounts of electrical devices bring with it some particularly ecological risks, especially with regard to the use of resources. This is why the European Commission in the New Circular Economy Action Plan announced a Circular Electronics Initiative. There are still many challenges to be discussed during this workshop.

    Textiles: EU Textiles Strategy and Sustainable Product Initiative: What would an ambitious textiles strategy look like?

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    02/03/2022
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    EU
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    Brussels (online)

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    At a moment when the EU stakeholders hold their breath for the EU Textiles strategy to be published, this workshop aims to give a final signal to the policy makers that a high level of ambition needs to be maintained in the upcoming proposal in order to create a watershed moment for the textile production and consumption, and more importantly for its global impact on the society and environment.

    22 Feb 2022
    Green Growth online communication workshop

    The Green Growth Community (GGC) is organising a new online edition of a communication training on 22 February. This session will help participants communicate their projects or initiatives in the field of sustainability and circular economy more effectivelly.

    Network Governance and Circular Economy Hubs: The power of network governance for a successful circular transformation. Transition brokers, Circular Economy Hubs & Networks – message from the ground

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    02/03/2022
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    EU
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    Brussels (online)

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    This workshop aims to better understand the key ingredients for the successful circular transformation as well as the definition of the optimal profile of the transition broker.

    Circular Procurement: ‘From strategy to results’ – how circular procurement can make the change in the energy transition

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    02/03/2022
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    EU
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    Brussels (online)

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    This workshop used the concrete example of procurement of charging stations for electrical vehicles to link circular procurement to the energy transition.

    Cities and Regions: Accelerating system change for a circular transition in cities and regions

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    The Cities & Regions Leadership Group in 2021 continued the work on the analysis of indicators to measure the transition to the circular economy in cities and regions.

    This workshop capitalized on those discussion points, gearing the discussions towards the definition of operational cooperation leads between different initiatives supporting CE transition in cities and regions.

    Food Waste, Food Systems and Bioeconomy: Circular value chains in the bioeconomy sector

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    02/03/2022
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    EU
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    Brussels (online)

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    This workshop session was divided into three different thematic blocks focussing on:

    • Module 1: Agri-plastics and circularity - best practice and the road ahead
    • Module 2: Bio-based Industry trends and utilization of secondary biomass
    • Module 3: Food waste and youth: how universities can help inspire action 

    What can we learn from the Nordics about Circular Economy?

    What can we learn from the Nordic countries about the circular economy?

    The goal of the circular economy is to take full advantage of all available resources through reducing, reusing, repairing and recycling. The recent Nordic Circular Summit in Copenhagen covered topics from public administration programmes to innovative techniques and renewable practices in the marine and food industries.

    What can we learn about the circular economy from the Nordic perspective? Find some answers in this position paper.

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