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Circularity in Cities and Regions: Addressing global challenges through innovative place-based solutions

30 August 2021

Circularity in Cities and Regions: Addressing global challenges through innovative place-based solutions

Strong Northern Netherlands invites you to an Accelerator Session during the World Circular Economy Forum: “Circularity in Cities and Regions: Addressing global challenges through innovative place-based solutions”.

Date and time: Sept 15, 2021 17:30 pm – 19:30 pm CET

This interactive session explores the role of cities and regions in enabling the circular economy transition. It features leading examples from around the world, with discussion and audience engagement geared to exploring the interventions with the greatest impact.

Join us to hear from global cities on their circular journey, learn about the innovative approach underway in the Netherlands where 12 provinces have mapped their circular strengths and opportunities, and gain an understanding of how to scale up placed-based approaches. 

The Northern Netherlands regional minister Tjisse Stelpstra will explain how circularity is approached in the province of Drenthe and in the Northern Netherlands. 

Speakers:

Circular Cities:

· Annette Synowiec, Director of Policy, Planning & Outreach, City of Toronto

· Gavin Slater, Head of Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

· Jason Wood, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

· Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, OECD

 

Circular Regions: Netherlands Case Study

· Tjisse Stelpstra, Regional Minister Drenthe

· Cora Smelik, Regional Minister Flevoland

· John Vernooij, Director Omrin

· Arnoud Passenier, Strategic International Advisor on Circular Economy at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

 

Moderators:

· Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, OneEarth

· Sarah O’Carroll, Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Link voor sign up button

 

Sign up for the webinar here.