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The journey to a circular economy in the Canada-US region

Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 18:00-19:15 (UTC+3)


View the session recording (scroll down for the embedded video).

Lead organisers: Circular Economy Leadership Coalition with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

How will advancing a regional Canada/US circular economy be different from the experience in Europe and in other parts of the world? Circularity provides a unifying vision for tackling our interlinked crises, from the pandemic to pollution, while spurring innovation and future-proofing prosperity.

We are bringing together circular economy leaders from across Canada and the US to seek understanding of the barriers and opportunities for our existing energy, resource and manufacturing sectors, and to foster the creation of new engines of growth based on changing global consumption and employment patterns.

Join us for an interactive dialogue with a diverse group of business leaders and policymakers who will identify priority areas for collaboration.

You can also submit and vote on questions for the panellists in advance. Questions will also be taken during the live event.


18:00 (UTC+3) Opening words
Keynote speakers
Inger Andersen
, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada
Panel discussion on the journey to a circular economy in the Canada-US region
Kate Daly, Managing Director, Center for the Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners (Moderator)
Stephanie Cairns, Director, Circular Economy, Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada
John Coyne, Vice-President, External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Canada Inc.
Stephanie Potter, Executive Director, Sustainability and Circular Economy Program, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Emily Yates, Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia, US
19:15 (UTC+3) Session ends

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