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Circular economy services – Enabling a global transition through international trade

Circular economy services – Enabling a global transition through international trade

For the circular economy transition to emerge at scale, trade and trade policy will be in a key role. A WCEFonline Side Event.
Image: Topias Dean, Sitra
  • October 15, 2020 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Online

The event takes place at 10:30-12:00 CET.

New and innovative service-based solutions are at the forefront of the circular economy transition. For the circular economy transition to emerge at scale, trade and trade policy will be in a key role in facilitating the global spread of new circular economy businesses and solutions, also providing new jobs and livelihoods.

Sitra and IISD – supported by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs – have undertaken a pilot study on how services solutions supporting circular economy are traded across borders and how their trade and international spread could be facilitated?

We hope to foster dialogue around how the global uptake of circular economy service-based solutions can be enhanced.

The event is organised in partnership with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and IISD, and it is an official WCEFonline side event.

Programme

10.30 AM CET

Event starts

The seminar is moderated by Malena Sell, Senior Specialist, Circular Economy, Sitra

Enabling a global transition to a circular economy through international trade

Saara Tamminen, Leading Specialist, Climate and Nature Solutions, Sitra
Alice Tipping, Trade Expert, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Case studies

Joost Dekluijver, Chief Executive Officer, Closing the Loop
Anna-Kaisa Huttunen, Senior Vice President, Lindström

Panel discussion

Shunta Yamaguchi, Policy Analyst, Trade and Environment, OECD
Leon de Graaf, Adviser, BusinessEurope
Madelaine Tuininga, Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, DG Trade, European Commission
Marianne Kettunen, Principal Policy Analyst and Head of Programme Global Challenges and SDGs, Institute for European Environmental Policy

Q&A from the audience, final comments by authors and panel

12.00 PM CET

Event ends

 

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