Network governance - What role for the circular transition brokers?

From 08 December 2022 13:30 until 08 December 2022 15:00
At Online

WCEF side event Transition brokers 3

ACR+, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, Holland Circular Hotspot, Circular Change and organised the #EUCircularTalks session: Network governance - What role for the circular transition brokers? - A World Circular Economy Forum 2022 Accelerator SessionThe session focused on the role of network governance: building a coalition of partners willing to contribute to transformational changes will promote the implementation of circular economy roadmaps at national and local levels. One of the main objectives of the session was to present and discuss the role of transition brokers in accelerating circular initiatives.



Welcome by moderator

  • Ladeja Godina Košir, ECESP co-chair - Circular Change

Opening remarks

  • Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit B3 - DG ENV - European Commission (TBC)
  • EESC member
  Prof. Jacqueline Cramer, Utrecht University, Member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, Board Chair of Holland Circular Hotspot and former Dutch Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment 

How can circular economy hubs spark the transition and contribute to climate goals?

  • Chris Whyte, African Circular Economy Network
  • Kgauta Mokoena, Chief Director for Chemicals and Waste Policy, South Africa Department for Environmental Affairs

Case studies

  • Development of interconnected regional circularity centres throughout Europe for better collaboration across borders, Michael Laermann, Ecopreneur
  • Deborah Edward, Circular Business Platform Lagos
  • Keiran Smith, Mr Green Africa
  • Françoise Bonnet, ACR+
  Panel discussion & Q&A

Closing remarks

  • Freek van Eijk, ECESP co-chair - Holland Circular Hotspot




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