Spin the wheel - Financing the reskilling and upskilling for circular cities

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Developing and investing in circular economy projects and competences has become an imperative to avoid exceeding planetary boundaries. Being on the forefront of action, cities and local governments can steer this change by channeling financial resources in the right direction.

As an official side event of the EU Green Week, and part of the ICLEI Brussels-based series of events Breakfast at Sustainability’s, the event Spin the wheel - Financing the reskilling and upskilling for circular cities will explore linkages and concrete actions that should be considered by investors and project owners when developing circular and a long-lasting, place-based skills and workforce.

The event will take place on 8 June 2023 at 10:00-11:30 (CEST) and will highlight the central role of local governments in linking both with the private sector as well as public and private investors.

This event will revolve around the pivotal questions:

  • What role can local authorities play in fostering circular economy upskilling and reskilling of the workforce?
  • What can financiers do to support?
  • What are the main bottlenecks, and what potential solutions?

Participants will also learn about ICLEI’s current efforts in delivering Project Development Assistance (PDA) to local authorities and other project developers in the frame of the DEFINITE-CCRI and CircularInvest projects under the umbrella of the CCRI.