Director-General for Environment Daniel Calleja Crespo will lead a combined EU Circular Economy Mission to Singapore then Malaysia. CEOs/entrepreneurs from the EU who are interested in fostering circular economy in Singapore and in Malaysia are invited to join the delegation and represent a broad spectrum of EU interests.
The South East Asia region is facing a major challenge in keeping the delicate balance of environmental sustainability and economic development. Urban issues are especially prominent in megacities such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
The mission will start in Singapore on Wednesday 5th June with meetings with national and local authorities allowing to introduce the EU participants and to get insights on Singapore’s needs and concerns on environment and sustainable development and on challenges of doing business in Singapore. This Mission will be organised back-to-back with the Ecosperity Week, gathering global business leaders, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and academia to drive action on sustainable development and the Innovate4Climate conference (I4C) which focusses on climate finance, climate investment, and climate markets.
On 7th June late afternoon,the business delegation will travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian leg of the Circular Economy Mission will begin in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 10th June. A conference as well as meetings with key circular economy leaders and Malaysian authorities are foreseen on 10th – 11th June. The Enhanced Regional EUASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI) will also organize a workshop on circular economy on 12th June. E-READI aims at supporting ASEAN regional integration processes. It is an instrument, which facilitates EU-ASEAN dialogue on common issues, including environment. The Circular Economy Mission to Singapore and to Malaysia will have the following objectives:
1. To promote the circular economy, sustainable and inclusive innovation and growth in the European Union and in Singapore and in Malaysia,
2. To help EU green business and in particular SMEs to operate internationally by exploiting green business opportunities in the European Union and in Singapore and in Malaysia,
3. To promote green business partnerships in targeted sectors by participating in matchmaking events with local entrepreneurs.
The following possible focus areas for the mission have been identified:
– Waste management (plastics, marine litter, construction, e-waste, solid and domestic waste),
– Sustainable finance,
– Urban issues,
For more information and to confirm your participation (before Tuesday 30th April 2019), contact:
Veronique Hyeulle, Adviser, Veronique.Hveulle@ec.europa.eu,
Katarina Grgas-Brus, Desk Indonesia, Katarina.GRGAS-BRUS@ec.europa.eu