The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 will be held in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June 2023. This global collaboration forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, with international partners. It will attract more than 2 000 leading circular economy players in the world to Finland to find circular solutions that can help our economies fit within the boundaries of nature. Part of the programme will also be accessible online.
The report Twin Transition in the Wood-Furniture Value Chain - State-of-the-art on Environmental Certifications Practices and Industry 4.0 in the Wood and Furniture Sector provides an overview of the current environmental and digital trends and practices affecting the wood value chain in its entirety. Taking a value chain perspective, the report outlines regulatory trends, new digital and technological developments, and emerging practices that will affect the sector as a whole.
By deploying smart systems and new production processes, European SMEs can optimise their usage of raw materials, improve their waste management and contribute to the development of a circular economy.
The Circular Navarre Catalogue 2022 is an update of the showcasing booklet published in 2020 and in 2021. This new edition includes 50 organisations - based on circular business models - in the Spanish Navarre region, looking for international cooperation.
The TwinRevolution project supports Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners from the textile and furniture industries on their green and digital transition journey.
The blueprint Twin transition in the manufacturing sector offers an overview of the current challenges faced by the sector. Best practices examples from both industries illustrate how smart and circular approaches can accelerate the transformation of these two sectors.
Following a literature review detailing the current state of industry 4.0 and circular economy in both sectors, the report highlights how specific Key Enabling Technologies can support a twin transition.
The European Economic and Social Committee has adopted an own-initiative opinion on the European furniture industry's recovery and shift towards an innovative, green and circular economy. The opinion calls on the European Commission to provide more integrated strategies for specific economic sectors, coordinating the various policy fields into an ongoing transition of the European economy.
Testing solutions on a small scale is a valuable way for cities to learn, measure results and adapt the solutions before committing investment on a bigger scale. This document summarises 14 small scale test actions carried out by the 9 partner cities of the URBACT Resourceful Cities network. It's aim is to support & inspire other cities who want to accelerate their circular transition.