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OECD Roundtable Circular Economy in Cities and Regions

OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France | 4th of July 2019

The Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities is pleased to announce the 1st OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions. As part of the OECD Programme on the Economics and Governance of the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, the Roundtable will bring together key circular economy stakeholders from cities, regions, national government, business, academia and international organisations to share knowledge, experiences and best practices.

More information: OECD or read further below.

To attend the event, please register here by 31 May 2019

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Today, cities demand almost two-thirds of global energy, produce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global waste. The circular economy can provide a policy response to cope with the above challenges, as a driver for economic growth, jobs and environmental quality. Cities and regions have a key role to play as promoters, facilitators and enablers of circular economy. Adequate economic and governance conditions should be in place to unlock its potential.

The OECD Programme on the Economics and Governance of the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions supports cities and regions in their transition towards a circular economy through multi-level dialogues to identify challenges and opportunities; peer-to-peer learning and key indicators for decision making and evaluation of the circular economy strategies.

The event will:

  • Provide a knowledge sharing platform across initiatives related to the circular economy in cities and regions, countries, and constituencies including civil society, academia, business, financial sector or philanthropy;
  • Advise cities, regions and national governments on policy-making and implementation related to the transition from a linear to a circular economy;
  • Provide a consultation mechanism to co-produce an indicator framework to design, implement and evaluate circular economy strategies in cities and regions;
  • Discuss preliminary findings from ongoing OECD case studies in Groningen (The Netherlands); Umeå (Sweden); Valladolid and Granada (Spain).

To attend the event, please register here by 31 May 2019. The agenda of the event will follow shortly.