Published February 17, 2017

Grand Opening – Integrating Circular Economy to the Global Agenda 2030


The WCEF2017 opening session sets the scene for the World Circular Economy Forum 2017. It focuses on integrating circular economy to the Global Agenda 2030. The session celebrates Finland’s 100 year anniversary and the World Environment Day.

Programme
Monday 5 June

12.00 Session opens
Welcome to WCEF2017
President Mikko Kosonen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finland
Member Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Parliament
Vice President Jan Vapaavuori, European Investment Bank
Global use of natural resources – in crisis or not? 
Co-chair Janez Potocnik, UNEP International Resources Panel See presentation
Circular economy as means to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and reduce poverty 
Director Achim Steiner, Oxford Martin School See Presentation 
Panel discussion on forum core themes
State Minister of the Environment Tadahiko Ito, Japan See presentation
Presidential Representative Sergei Ivanov, Russia
Environment Secretary Alice Kaudia, Kenya
Co-chair Janez Potocnik, UNEP International Resources Panel
Director Achim Steiner, Oxford Martin School
UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant-Secretary-General Ibrahim Thiaw, United Nations See presentation
Circular economy total transformation – can it be achieved?
President Mikko Kosonen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra See Presentation
13.30 Session closes
Moderated by Director Veera Heinonen, Sitra & Director Peter Woodward, Quest Associates

 


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

 

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