Lessons for Japan’s Circular Economic FutureJapan | online | 3rd of April 2023
This seminar explores the opportunities and challenges facing Japan as it shifts toward a circular economy (CE). Freek Van Eijk, Managing Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot will provide an introduction to CE developments in the Netherlands, a leading nation when it comes to CE development strategy. Professor Scott Valentine, chair of the Australia Circular Economy Hub advisory board will then share insights into a CE development program that is ongoing in Melbourne`s northern municipality, Hume City. Shiko Hayashi, Programme Director of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of the IGES will then introduce the cross-organization efforts to create a Kitakyushu Circular Economy.
Finally, the session will wrap up with a panel discussion that explores how these experiences can help support more impact CE development strategy in Kyushu and beyond.
14:10-14:30 The Dutch CE Experience -Freek Van Eijk, Managing Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot
14:40-15:00 The Melbourne CE Experience – Prof Scott Valentine of Kyushu University and Chair of the Australia CE Hub advisory board
15:15-15:35 The Kitakyushu CE Project – Shiko Hayashi, Programme Director of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of IGES
15:45-16:25 Panel discussion
16:25-16:30 Wrap up
Please note: the schedule is Japan Standard Time (JST)