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EU Circular Talks: Industrial symbiosis: A tool for the Green Deal

16 June 2021, 09:30 CEST

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The EU Circular Talks is a new exchange concept of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. It aims to encourage stakeholders to interact and discuss the circular economy topics in the platform.

Stakeholders initiate the topics themselves. These can take multiple forms of online events; workshops, seminars, debates or Q&As. These are followed by discussions directly via the platform’s communication channels. The #EUCircularTalks uses all the communication channels to inform the community and foster the debate on the circular economy. The results of each EU Circular Talk is summarised and published on the ECESP platform.

The Workshop

Moving to more circular economy models is one of the European circular economic community’s main objectives today. This transition promises a brighter future for the European economy. By helping to decouple economic growth from resource use and its impacts, the circular economy offers the prospect of real sustainable development.

Industrial Symbiosis is a way to achieve a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources. Stakeholders in related sectors collaborate in order to reuse residues and use by-products properly, and find innovative ways to optimise inputs.

EIT Community Circular Economy, CircLean and the ECESP are holding a #EUCircularTalks to identify the main challenges and potential solutions related to Industrial Symbiosis. The event will discuss topics such as innovation, policy options and the market. Join us on 16 Junefrom 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CEST.

Please note: the number of places to join this workshop is limited. Once the maximum number of participants is reached, the registration will close.Draft programme

09.30 – 09.40 Opening remarks & welcome

  • Ignacio Calleja, EIT Community
  • Mira-Maria Kontkanen, European Economic and Social Committee

09:40 – 10.15 Perspective from the European Commission

  • Olga Pozlevic, DG Grow – Circlean
  • Anita Matic, DG ENV – Industrial symbiosis and IED
  • J├╝rgen Tiedje, DG RTD – Hub for circularity

10.15 – 10.30 Industrial symbiosis

  • Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies

10.30 – 10.45 Open discussion

10.45 – 11.00 Innovation for Industrial Symbiosis

  • Klaus Sommer, KHSommer Consulting

11.00 – 11.15 Open discussion

11.15 – 11.30 Policies for Industrial Symbiosis

  • Cristian Matti, EIT Climate KIC

11.30 – 11.45 Open discussion

11.45 – 12.00 Market barriers and Opportunities

  • Teresa Domenech, UCL

12.00 – 12.15 Open discussion

12.15 – 12.30 Closing remarks

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Published: June 10th, 2021
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