A just transition to a circular economy – Employment trends and visions for the future
How does a transition to a circular economy impact the future or work? What are the future skills in a circular economy? A WCEFonline side event.
The event takes place at 3-4.30 pm UTC+2 / 2-3.30 pm CET.
A shift to a circular economy will change job markets considerably: some jobs will disappear, new jobs will emerge and many jobs will change in nature. To ensure a fair transition, it is important to assess and manage the impacts of the transition to a circular economy on the labour market.
This event focuses on the skills and employment in a circular economy.
You will hear insights from three recent studies on the topic followed by a panel discussion with leading experts.
In the event we will discuss two key issues:
- The circular economy is necessary for a transition to a sustainable future. But can it bring about well-being, equality and other social benefits too?
- How do resource efficiency, product life extension, sharing platforms and other new circular economy business models affect employment and what new skills will be required?
The event is co-organised by Sitra, Circle Economy and IISD.
The event is an official WCEFonline Side Event and will be moderated by Malena Sell-Myllyoja, Senior specialist, Circular Economy, Sitra.