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Economic Research on the Circular Economy


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The session will include discussions on the macroeconomic implications of circular economy strategies and their effects on growth and jobs for economies. Required policy measures and private and public investments will also be analysed.

Tuesday 6 June

11.00 Session opens
3  research questions discussed:
1: ”How should we be measuring and studying the circular economy?”
2: ”What are the macroecomic implications of the circular economy around the world?”
3: ”Which are the best economic policies for transitioning to a circular economy”
Senior Economist Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, ERIA, Professor and Director Paul Ekins, University College London, Director General Anni Huhtala, VATT, Professor and Director Bing Zhu, Tsinghua University
Commentary by Peter Börkey, OECD
Taking science to practice
Circular Economy Initiative Lead Antonia Gawel, WEF, CEO Scott Vaughan, IISD, Co-President Anders Wijkman, Club of Rome, Jeremy Wates, EEB
Key takeaways
Partner Brendan Gillespie, Green Solutions Network
12.30 Session closes
Moderated by Partner Brendan Gillespie, Green Solutions Network


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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