Circular Economy European Summit 2016
Several international organizations supporting innovative inicitives to create new business models.">key2 Available technology
Existing required tools for the development and implementation of processes.">follow site Regeneration of environment
Human activity enables natural environment recovery and fostersbiodiversity.">http://url.com Innovation in technology
Circular economy is based on continuous innovation. New technologies make possible the recovery and re-utilization of value materials.">key2 Social Innovation
The benefits reach the entire community through a new social organization, creating new jobs and favorable conditions for the community.">key Tighter regulations
Regulations as to reponsibility for the activity are becoming tighter every day and this trend will stay in the future.">see url Design for disassembly
The recovery and proper assessment of materials is key to present and future growth">key2 Cross-sector collaboration
Creation of new networks to enable the development of companies from multiple sectors">key2 Climate change
Earth is a battery that must be recharged with the proper nutrients. We locate the Carbon (CO2) in the soil, not in the Atmosphere and / or Ocean.">
The Circular Economy became a main topic in Europe last years. The Circular Economy Package, released in 2015 posed this new economy as the model to be adopted by the whole European Union, when several governments have already made their decision by the signing to the CE100 program released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Catalunya is one of them. Since 2013 the Govern de la Generalitat have joined this community to catalyze the transition towards a sustainable growth.
Barcelona, as a frontrunner in design and innovation decided to take the lead organizing the Circular Economy European Summit 2016. The congress was designed to be integrated in the Smart City Expo & World Congress, the most relevant event related to urban innovation global. Fira Barcelona organized the 3 days congress that was curated by EIG and Symbiosi. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation also collaborated resulting in a program of an outstanding quality where leaders from all around the Globe both public authorities and entrepeneurs, shared ideas, knowledge and barriers in the implementation of the new economy.
The Congress program was focus on the implementation of the circular economy in the urban context. The CEES talks were the space for the frontrunners to share their experience, with Dame Ellen MacArthur as keynote speaker, together with Antoinette Guhl (Deputy Major of Paris), Lewis Perkins (President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute), Iain Gulland (CO, Zero Waste Scotland), Marcus Gover (CEO, WRAP), Cecilia Bränstenn (Circular economy lead at H&M), Anton Brummelhuis (Sustainability Director at Philips Lighting) and Françoise Bonnet (Secretary General ACR+).
During each day several dialogue sessions were held, giving the word to many stakeholders. This multi-perspective approach gave the chance to explore the opportunities, tools and barriers that companies and authorities are facing in the current scenario.
Great discussions raised around the “Financing transition towards circular economy in cities” panel as well as “From ownership to service”.
During 2017, the CEES has been integrated in sectorial events organized by Fira, as the circular economy is a cross-sectorial concept.
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