The OECD Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, in collaboration with Tallinn Green Capital 2023 and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) commission Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE), and the European Commission Circular Cities and Region Initiative (CCRI) is delighted to invite you to the 5th OECD Roundtable on the
Circular Economy in Cities and Regions - Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy in Cities and Regions.
This hybrid session on 8 June explores the linkages and concrete actions that should be considered by investors and project owners when developing circular and long-lasting, place-based skills and workforce.
This online session on 2 June 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT+2), explores how cities worldwide can unlock the potential of the circular economy at the local level, while promoting biodiversity and nature conservation.
This session on 1 June 2023 (10:00 – 13:00 local time or 9:00 – 12:00 CEST), hosted by the Circular Buildings Coalition (CBC), will provide insights on Europe's built environment, including the carbon budget of the construction industry, the development of secondary materials markets, and effective strategies for scaling up circular buildings with experiences from the CityLoops project.
Join this session on 25 May 2023 from 10:30 to 11:30 CEST to catch up with the DEFINITE-CCRI project and the Project Development Assistance services offered to cities and project owners to develop bankable circular economy projects and secure financing.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation are organising a WCEF2023 accelerator session on Cities and regions accelerating the circular economy.
This event is part of the World Circular Economy Forum 2023 and will take place on 1 June at 10:00 - 11:00 EET (09:00 - 10:00 CEST) in person at the European Commission, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki, or online.
This paper analyses CE policies and discourses in three European cities to draw critical insights and recommendations.
It first reviews the academic literature on urban CE policies to develop a new conceptual framework for analysing CE discourses and policies. This is then used to analyse and compare the CE policies of Glasgow, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Results show that technocentric approaches to the CE are dominant in the three cities. Moreover, they have very limited social justice policies for fair distribution of the costs and benefits of a CE transition. Key policy recommendations to address these shortcomings are thus proposed.
The insights offered by this paper are valuable for practitioners and academics seeking to improve urban CE policies.
The CircularInvest project, approved under the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI), launched its first open call for circular economy projects on 28 April. CircularInvest will help circular projects become investment-ready and access financial resources through free, tailor-made support delivered by experts. CircularInvest's services will improve the selected projects' circularity, provide a business plan and guide them through the process of securing funding. Circular project promoters will also have the opportunity to participate in knowledge transfer and networking events and live pitch sessions with potential investors.
A new initiative, CircularInvest, approved under the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI), aims to help circular projects become investment-ready and access funding.
The short "Making Your Project Investment-Ready - Project Pitching Session" on 17 May 2023 at 11:00 CEST will provide a snapshot of CircularInvest’s free project development assistance services and details on the first call for expressions of interest through which circular project promoters can apply to access these services.
The event will also give participants the opportunity to get acquainted with one of CircularInvest’s services and prepare them to pitch their circular economy projects to investors.