Published February 17, 2017

Collective Impact for Sustainable Consumption and a Circular Economy

Do you want to contribute to the global movement generating “collective impact” for sustainable consumption globally? For achieving global sustainable development goals, an optimal interaction and collaboration between businesses, governments and citizen is needed. This session addresses how businesses and governments can combine their efforts in providing much needed infrastructure, goods and services in order to offer sustainable options for consumers. It also gives considerable stress to the demand side: what kind of information, pricing and other incentives are needed in order to make sustainable choices attractive for consumers?

United Nation’s Ten Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) is a central part of the UN’s SDGs. Join the discussion and find out how this collective impact for sustainable consumption and circular economy is already happening.


14.15 Session opens
Keynote speech
Kitty van der Heijden, Director Europe & Africa, World Resources Institute
Moderated panel discussion represented by six 10-year framework programmes
Gunilla Blomquist, Deputy Director, Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Harri Hakaste, Senior Architect, Finnish Ministry of the Environment presenting Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme
Mark HidsonGlobal DirectorICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre
Gabriele Kull, Journalist, media producer and social entrepreneur,®
Martine Rohn-Brossard, Deputy head of International Affairs Division, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment presenting Sustainable Food System programme
Wiki-café tables chaired by programme representatives
Policy and pilots on public procurement as a circular economy enabler, Benchmark cases in tourism, Extension of lifetime of products and reuse – ex textiles, Sustainable lifestyles and education, Changing consumption patterns of residents, Circular economy in the building materials supply chain
15.45 Session closes
Moderated by Tuuli Kaskinen, Demos Helsinki


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Session organised with UNEP 10 YFP Secretariat and the Ministry of the Environment of Finland.