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12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future

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Breakout / Sustainability
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While the European Union has published an action plan for the Circular Economy in order to implement the UN s Sustainable Development Goal number 12 on sustainable consumption and production, many questions remain unanswered. For example, how can we implement the circular economy effectively at a global level, building on European and other initiatives?

Director-General, JRC - Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Brussels
Professor and Director, Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL - University College London
Programme Manager, Sustainable Recycling Industries & Life Cycle Management, World Resources Forum, St. Gallen
Chief Executive Officer, METALLO-CHIMIQUE N.V., Beerse
Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, JRC - Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra

Array Vladimir SUCHA

Director-General, JRC - Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Brussels

PhD student and researcher, Slovak Academy of Sciences Teaching and research of natural nano-particles and their industrial and environmental applications, environmental impact of the waste including possible remediation approaches, Comenius University Principal advisor for European Affairs to the Minister of Research and Education of the Slovak Republic Director, APVV - Slovak Research and Development Agency Director, Directorate General EAC - Education and Culture Deputy Director-General, JRC - Joint Research Centre, Brussels
1985-1993
1993-2006
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2012
2012-2013

Array Paul EKINS

Professor and Director, Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL - University College London

Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London Research Associate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge Ph.D., Economics, University of London Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Sustainable Development, Keele University Specialist Advisor, Environmental Audit Committee, House of Commons, London Head of Environment Group, Policy Studies Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Westminster Member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, London Chairman, National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), London Professor, Energy and Environment Policy, King's College London Professor, Energy and Environment Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London Fellow, Energy Institute, London Vice-Chairman, DG Environment, Commissioner's High-Level Economists Expert Group on Resource Efficiency and Member, European Resource Efficiency Platform
1990-1995
1991-1995
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since 2009
since 2010
2011-2014

Dr. Sonia VALDIVIA

Programme Manager, Sustainable Recycling Industries & Life Cycle Management, World Resources Forum, St. Gallen

Researcher, German-French Environmental Research Institute, Karlrsuhe Doctorate, Technical University Karlsruhe Consultant, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Mexico City Officer, National Environmental Council Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima Project Officer, Wuppertal Institute for Environment, Climate and Energy, Wuppertal Project Coordinator, Swiss Chamber of Commerce Peru, Lima Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and coordinator, UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, Paris
1991-1995
1991-1995
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2005-2014

Array Dirk VANDENBERGHE

Chief Executive Officer, METALLO-CHIMIQUE N.V., Beerse

Ph.D. David WILKINSON

Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, JRC - Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra

Political Symposium

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28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary