The fourth edition of the international Circular Change Conference, taking place in Maribor, May 16 and 17 2019 was at the same time a celebration of successes and best practices, a meeting of the global “circular community”, and a platform that sent a strong and serious message to change-makers across Europe that more needs to be done to accelerate the change from linear to circular.
Over 400 participants from over 20 countries, 50 speakers and over 25 partners and co-organisers have shown that there is real change happening “on the ground”.
Slovenia, together with other frontrunners, is a leader in Europe's circular transition. It has been made clear – we do need each other in order to make sustainable, circular transition happen. We need inter-generational agreement, we need radical collaboration, we need to listen to each other - and even more important - hear each other.
Keynote speakers included the Prime Minister of Slovenia Marjan Šarec, the EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Co-Chair of UNEP International Resource Panel Janez Potočnik, and President of the European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier, who stressed that the European Union must continue leading in facilitating the exchange of knowledge, ideas and stories.
Click here to read the takeaways from the conference and watch the video highlights below.