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Local authorities’ policy toolkit to promote circular construction skills

17 Oct 2023, 11:00-12:30

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Local authorities’ policy toolkit to promote circular construction skills

On 17 October Bus-GoCircular will organise its first of four webinars on how different stakeholders can join forces to reskill and upskill the building sector workforce with circular skills. This first webinar will present the guidance for policymakers as well as training materials that the BUS-GoCircular project developed.

The webinar will also highlight how public authorities can use the Fundamentals Training Packs for SMEs in their requirements in tenders. Furthermore, Toulouse Metropolis will explain how they have stimulated circular skills in the construction sector at the local scale, by showcasing the tools and innovative training materials, such as hackathons and escape rooms, they developed in the context of the Life Waste 2 Build project.

Public authorities have an important role to play in the transition towards a more circular built environment and have a range of policy levers at their disposal to stimulate demand for circular skills. Using circular strategies in the built environment can help to reduce the embodied emissions of building materials by 50%. This interactive webinar is aimed at public authorities and will present how they can train their own staff, but also how they can collaborate with stakeholders to train the whole value chain to promote circularity.

The webinar will be led by Helena O'Rourke Potocki (procurement expert at ICLEI Europe) and Leslie Petitjean (senior circular economy expert at ICLEI Europe). The full programme can be found here. Click here to register.

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