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Towards a new normal: Sustainable products for sustainable consumption

1-2 Mar 2022, 09:30-16:40

Towards a new normal: Sustainable products for sustainable consumption

On 1 and 2 March 2022, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2022 will bring together Europe's largest network of stakeholders in the Circular Economy. The focus this year is on the path to a new normal: "Sustainable products for sustainable consumption."

The French EU Council Presidency plays a key role in advancing the Circular Economy. The Presidency is joining the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission to host this flagship stakeholder conference, bringing together leaders from business, public authorities, NGOs, knowledge communities, and other civil society organisations to advance our transition to a Circular Economy.

Day 1 wiill feature keynote speeches by Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, European Commission), Barbara Pompili (Minister for Ecological Transition, France), Christa Schweng (President of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC), Didier Reynders (European Commissioner for Justice) and Virginijus Sinkevičius (European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries). In addition, there will be a number of (plenary and breakout) sessions on focusing on various aspects of sustainable production and consumption.

The second day, hosted by the EESC, will focus on the practical implementation of the current and ongoing circular economy policy framework by employers, trade unions and other civil society organisations. Eight participatory workshops on circular topics ranging from circular cities to food waste to circular procurement and network governance will showcase successes and identify new challenges for the circular transition. In addition to the sector-focused workshops, there will be opportunities to discuss, network and explore examples of how the circular transition happens in practice.

For more information, and to register click here.

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