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Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU


Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU


A number of key initiatives and actions have been put forward since the adoption of the Circular Economy Package. The recently revised legislative framework for waste that includes new targets for waste management and recycling, the EU Strategy for Plastics, the Single-use plastics Directive and the circular economy monitoring framework are some important examples.

In the wake of these developments in the EU policy landscape, a number of member states have also adopted strategies and government-wide programmes for a circular economy.

Despite these advancements in EU and national level policy, achieving a large-scale industrial ‘circular’ transformation is by no means an easy task and there are multiple challenges that need to be resolved in the coming years. With a new five-year policy cycle on the horizon, this conference will take stock of actions on advancing a circular economy and discuss priorities for the new Commission and European Parliament.

The event is co-organised by CEPS and GLOBE EU, and will take place in the European Parliament.


In order to register for this event you may follow this link.

Sirpa Pietikäinen

Member of the European Parliament, President of GLOBE EU

Speakers list
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy

Member of the European Parliament

Bas Eickhout

Member of the European Parliament

Jyrki Katainen

Vice-President, European Commission

Janez Potočnik

Co-Chair, UN International Resource Panel

Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy,CEPS

Luc Triangle

Secretary General, IndustryAll

Carolien van Brunschot

Manager, Circular Economy, WBCSDF

Harriet Tiemens

Vice-Mayor, City of Nijmegen

Eline Boon

Senior Policy Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation