WCEF Online 29-30 Sept 2020

Rebooting the economy with circular solutions.

Access the videos of circular solutions presented at WCEFonline!


Check out all six sessions and numerous side events!

The World Circular Economy Forum brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions.

World Circular Economy Forum goes online!

The year 2020 marks a year of change and adaptation. The COVID-19 pandemic has washed across the world and damaged our economies. At the same time,  a rapid transition to a circular economy is more important than ever. The whole world needs to find ways to get back on its feet, and we have a unique opportunity to support the sustainable recovery of our economy with circular solutions.

While the annual main event WCEF2020 in Toronto has been postponed by a year, this unusual situation has inspired us to organise the first fully virtual event as part of the World Circular Economy Forum. WCEFonline took a dive into why and how a circular economy can help reboot and build resilience in the economy.

Thank you to all who joined the circular economy change-makers from around the world as they shared practical circular economy examples that will help us rebuild our economies stronger, greener and better! With top speakers from around the globe, networking tools and a chance to take part in the discussions from wherever you are, WCEFonline offered a modern circular economy venue. A recording of each session will be available for two weeks after the event.

WCEFonline presented some of the world’s top business leaders, policy makers and thinkers as speakers. These include Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme; Ricardo Lozano, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia; Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Carolina Schmidt, Minister of the Environment of Chile; Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries; Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission; Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands; Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change of Canada; and Jyrki Katainen, President of Sitra, among others.

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It’s a joint effort.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is organising WCEFonline together with the African Circular Economy Alliance, Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Governments of Canada, Finland and the Netherlands, and WCEF2021 partners including International Chamber of Commerce, Nordic Innovation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, try and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra has received recognition for its national and international work on sustainability and the circular economy.

The World Circular Economy Forum is Sitra’s initiative that examines how businesses can gain a competitive advantage through a circular economy and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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