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Circular Food Systems in Cities


Cities play a key role in implementing circular economy solutions. This session will discuss the opportunities of urban biocycles and closing the loop on food value-chains. What kind of solutions exist for producing food for a global population that is becoming more and more urbanised? 

14:30​ Introduction by the moderator​ Ashima Sukhdev, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Urban biocycles see presentation
Jocelyn Blériot, Executive officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Circular Food Systems in Cities – Case Yokohama​ see presentation
Kazuo Fukuyama, Director General, Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau, City of Yokohama
Case example: Circular Economy around food
Noriko Ishizaka, President, Ishizaka Sangyo Ltd. see presentation
Yoshie Munakata, Business Innovation Producer, B. Grove Inc. see presentation
Panel Discussion: How can circular economy solutions help fast growing cities?
Miriam Otoo, Senior economist, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Koichi Takahashi, CEO, Japan Food Ecology Center​
Yvonne Yang, Program Officer, ICLEI East Asia Secreteriat
16:00​  Session ends​




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