This catalogue aims to provide waste management experts and decision makers in the Mediterranean region with an overview of successful practices, solutions and approaches in waste separation, collection, treatment and recycling in the Mediterranean.
It examines five projects spanning this region and covering issues such as employing a circular economy approach for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste management. It also highlights the lessons that should be considered when replicating successes and avoiding pitfalls.
The Asia-Europe Environment Forum supports entrepreneurs committed to driving circularity in their businesses and provides an opportunity to discuss the circular transition of SMEs. This year, the Forum will be organising a conference on Empowering innovation in Asia & Europe - SMEs at the heart of circular transition, to take place on 21 and 22 November in Brussels.
The Biomodel4Regions project, with the help of ICLEI Europe, is looking for two regions or clusters in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern or Central-Western Europe keen to develop their own bio-based economy strategy covering agri-food, forestry, shellfish or Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW).
Interested regions can apply up until 1 December 2023.
CircularInvest and DEFINITE-CCRI are launching the Circular Investment Readiness Network, a Europe-wide community of practice to help circular economy projects overcome development and funding challenges.
The initiative will officially kick off online on 21 November, from 10:00 to 12:00 CET.
While procurement can be an accelerator for circular economy in organisations, scaling up the positive outcomes of successful pilots can be difficult, due to specific internal agreements, culture and values (organisational attitude).
This third training session of the BRINC Network of Public Authorities will provide suggestions and advice on how to change and evolve governance structures (mindset, attitude, culture), to support the implementation of circular economy within your organization.
The circular economy offers solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss at source. It's time to mobilise financing to accelerate the circular economy.
While sustainable tools like green bonds and impact investing can support circularity, unlocking the circular economy's financing potential is a challenge. Cooperation between the circular community, policymakers and financial institutions is vital for progress in financing the circular transition, especially as this is still seen as potentially risky.
This will be the subject of a COP28 side event on "Accelerating the financing of the circular economy in climate and biodiversity strategies".
The event aims to:
analyse the current challenges in scaling up circular financing,
facilitate the dialogue between key financial actors from the public and private sectors, standardisation bodies, policymakers and circular civil society actors,
The 4th International Conference on Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation – Water, Raw Materials & Energy (ICGreenDeal2023) will take place on 14-15 December. It will tackle climate change and ways to prevent it, including innovative solutions (technological, environmental, economic and social) that can be implemented under the Green Deal Strategies.
Join the launch of the Global Action Partnership for Extended Producer Responsibility (GAP for EPR) on 19 October at 14:00 CEST!
GIZ, WWF and the OECD are partnering up to establish the Global Action Partnership for Extended Producer Responsibility, hosted by the PREVENT Waste Alliance. This partnership also receives circular economy support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and is working closely with UNEP to provide technical support to governments and PROs. Register now for this online event!
Registrations are now open for the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) first General Conference “From vision to reality: Cities and regions drive forward Europe's circular transition”, to take place on 8 November in Brussels and online.
About 200 participants will have the chance to attend in person. Learn about opportunities for scaling up circular solutions, exchange ideas with stakeholders and pave the way for Europe's circular transition.
On 9 November, CCRI stakeholders will be invited to attend the second CCRI Coordination and Support Workshop where they will be able to take part in a matchmaking experiment. Register for the Conference today!