This workshop aimed to share insights from the collaboration of the ECESP Leadership Group on Enabling Circular Behaviours through Digitalisation and facilitate a dialogue between different actors. The dialogue addressed how to make circularity the rule among the overwhelming majority of consumers in Europe, how stakeholders can support circular behaviour among consumers, and how digitalisation can play a role in this process.
The ambition of the workshop was to present the role of network governance and circular diplomacy to embrace climate change and biodiversity.
System-level changes with long-term consistency are needed and therefore transformation of existing governance structures is unavoidable. Understanding of network governance, role of CE hubs and transition brokers as well as of circular diplomacy were in the focus of the workshop. Discussion was based on lessons learned on the ground, complemented with the presentation of initiatives focused on the identification of interventions needed to support systems change on national, regional and global level.
The concept of sufficiency is necessary to broaden horizons of circular economy and look beyond key concepts such as reuse and recycle, to facilitate lifestyles that involves not just consuming better but also consuming less.
An interactive session to bridge the EU public and private side of the built environment sector by sharing innovations, perspectives and opinions on current trends and future needs to scale up circularity in buildings and infrastructure and thereby achieving EU’s climate and biodiversity goals.
This workshop explored the interconnections and interaction between bioeconomy and climate change. One of the focus was systemic interconnection of bioeconomy systems from restoring ecosystems to creation of regenerative systems that feed the bioeconomy.
ProCirc – Circular Procurement: Accelerate circular economy through procurement power, alliance and capacity building – is a 3.5 year Interreg North Sea Region project that started in 2018, co-funded by the Regional Development Fund of the European Union. It is led by a consortium of 11 partners, including ACR+, representing both public authorities and research institutes.
How can a circular built environment contribute to climate change and mitigation in the EU?This 4-page report on Achieving EU's Climate Goals through Circular Construction was produced by the ECESP's Leadership Group on Buildings and Infrastructure.