CICERONE is organising its second workshop, "Funding the circular economy", in Berlin on 19 - 20 November 2019, to challenge and validate the policy toolkit for circular economy financing.
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Join the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in Stockholm this November for the Design & Innovation Forum: Transforming Products for the Circular Economy.
The 2nd international conference on Technologies & Business Models for the Circular Economy will take place in Portorož, Slovenia from 24 to 25 October 2019
The 8th Baden Wuertemberg conference will discuss ecodesign, synthetic material policy and other circular economy topics 23 to 24 October 2019
BarcelonaTech welcomes the 19th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) Society from 15 to 18 October
The 2019 International Circular Week is set to take place simultaneously in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland from 8 to 13 October 2019, with events ranging from Horizon 2020 brokerage to street art performances
The 15th edition of the biannual French waste management conference will take place in Nantes on 2-3 October 2019.
Join the German Institute for Standardisation on 27 September 2019 for a free conference on How standardisation can support innnovation for a circular economy
The EREK international conference will demonstrate how successful businesses and industries seek resource efficient solutions, collaborate in a circular and social economy, and pursue digitalisation to gain a competitive edge. From keynote speeches to practical sessions, the conference aims to gather the Resource Efficiency community by promoting exchanges between all actors, from newcomers to front runners, from SMEs to business intermediaries, raising awareness of existing and upcoming opportunities to make the Circular Economy a reality.
Join a 1one-hour webinar for a deeper understanding of the circular economy business model patterns identified by the R2π Consortium, to highlight key enablers and tools for implementation at the company level
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s DIF welcomes contributors from across the globe for its November 2019 sessions to share their ideas, stories and innovations to spark conversations with a worldwide audience.
Circular economy – From review of theories and practices to development of implementation tools
The paper provides an overview of the literature on Circular Economy (CE) theoretical approaches, strategies and implementation cases. After analyzing different CE approaches and the underlying principles the paper then proceeds with the main goal of developing tools for CE implementation. Two tools are presented: a CE Strategies Database, which includes 45 CE strategies that are applicable to different parts of the value chain and secondly a CE Implementation Database, which includes over 100 case studies categorized by Scope, Parts of the Value Chain that are involved, as well as by the used Strategy andImplementation Level. An analysis of the state of the art in CE implementation is also included in the paper.
One of the observations from the analysis is that while Parts of the Value Chain (recovery/recycling, consumption/use) are prominently featured, others, including manufacturing and distribution, are rarely involved in CE. On the other hand, the Implementation Levels of the used Strategies indicate that many market-ready solutions already exist. The Scope of current CE implementation considers selected products, materials and sectors, while systemic changes to the economy are rarely suggested. Finally, the CE monitoring methods and suggestions for future development are also discussed in this paper. The analysis of the theoretical approaches can serve as an introduction to CE concept, while the developed tools can be instrumental for designing new CE cases.
The European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy will promote a low-carbon, climate resilient circular economy. This flagship event will be held on 30 September–1 October in Helsinki in the context of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will consist of three parallel conferences, one of which is the CE 2019 Conference – Sustainable transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient circular economy: creating the knowledge base.
Come to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Belgium on 8 October 2019 to learn more about best practice in financing the circular bioeconomy.
The next BBI JU Stakeholder Forum will take place on 4 December 2019 in Brussels
Unlocking circular business: A framework of barriers and drivers
Circular economy increasingly attracts the interest of business, policy makers and academia in the search for answers to sustainability challenges. While earlier studies have presented drivers that support the introduction of new business concepts for circular economy, as well as barriers that hinder the rate of innovation in the field, no systematic categorizations of such factors have been brought forward.
Drawing on current literature, a framework of drivers and barriers is introduced, including seven distinct areas: environmental, economic, social, political and institutional, technological and informational, supply chain, and organizational factors. The appearance and content of these areas in practice have been examined in four case organizations by conducting thirty-six qualitative, semi-structured interviews. Empirical illustrations of the potential barriers and drivers provide managerial implications for better execution of circular business.
Join the 5th New Business Models conference in Nijmegen on 1 to 2 July 2020
Circular Economy Transition
Circular Economy Transition aims to accelerate the transition of Switzerland to a Circular Economy. The programme operates in 5 Swiss cities: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.
In close collaboration with all Impact Hubs throughout Switzerland, sanu durabilitas and support of the MAVA foundation, this initiative will contribute to drive the new paradigm for the future of business, policy making and society through 4 main pillars:
- project & startup incubator
- community events
- business lab for corporates & SMEs
- research & policy recommendations
The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on 3-5 June 2020 with the theme "Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society"
The EU’s largest National Promotional Banks and Institutions and the European Investment Bank launch a EUR 10 billion initiative to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and circular economy