This conference (in Romanian) will take place in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) on 3 November (10:30 – 14.00 CET).
It aims to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of best practices at regional level on water and wastewater policy with a view to promoting sustainable water resource management, ensuring universal access to drinking water, public sewerage and wastewater treatment services, and implementing a specific circular economy action.
The CircularPSP consortium will be hosting the first meeting of the Circular Economy Taxonomy working group on 21 September 2023 at 10:00 - 12:00 CEST. This online working group brings together suppliers, municipal users and circular economy experts from all over Europe to shape a core terminology and collect initial data sources on the circular economy.
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.
Is your country developing and implementing a national circular economy strategy? This is a unique opportunity to get your recipe book ready for creating a national circular economy strategy!
Finland, together with Germany, the Netherlands, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Environment Agency (EEA), is organising a hybrid Accelerator Session on 1 June in connection with the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki.
The 2022 Circular Cities Declaration Report is a very important milestone. Not only is it the first progress report for the European Circular Cities Declaration, it also features statements from 40 signatory cities. This makes it the broadest ever assessment of circular economy practices across European cities.
The report shows that considerable progress is being made: half of the 40 cities involved in the programme already have circular economy strategies in place or in development.
This is just the start. By the end of 2025, the aim is to have 150 cities signed up to this Declaration. Together, the signatories are embedding circularity into European cities!
Cities are hubs of humanity, often fuelling a country’s economic growth and innovation. However, they are also resource and energy hungry. As a result, cities are critical when it comes to helping societies shift to a circular economy.
The 2022 Circular Cities Declaration Report is a very important milestone. Not only is it the first progress report for the Declaration, it also features statements from 40 signatory cities. This makes it the broadest ever assessment of circular economy practices across European cities.
This webinar on Monitoring the Transition to Circular Economy will provide an introduction to the concept of monitoring frameworks within the context of circular economy initiatives. Drawing on experiences from the ground, it will discuss practical examples from cities and regions and related challenges.
A brief presentation of the Self-Assessment Tool, which is being developed by the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative Coordination and Support Office (CCRI-CSO), is also on the agenda.
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.