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International Workshop on Targets for a Circular Economy

Date: 
10 Mar 2020
Country: 
Netherlands

In preparation for the Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in January 2020, PBL Netherlands and Utrecht University, in consultation with PACE, organised an international workshop on targets for a circular economy on 17 January 2020. 

The workshop was attended by more than 30 leading actors from the public and private spheres and from civil society in Europe. The goal of the workshop was to discuss key dimensions for circular economy (CE) targets that go beyond the input of resources and generation of waste, to identify the need for coordination, harmonisation and alignment, and to set a basis for further collaboration among the participants with next steps.

Based on short input presentations from science, policy and business perspectives and discussion rounds with all participants, recommendations were presented to Stientje van Veldhoven, the Dutch Minister of Housing and Environment. After the discussion, the recommendations were reformulated and used as input to shape the discussion on CE metrics at the WEF

Read the workshop summary [PDF]

For more detailed information about the workshop and its outcomes, please see here