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Accelerating the transition towards a circular built environment

1 Jun 2023, 09:00-12:00

Helsinki - Sitra Management Oy

Accelerating the transition towards a circular built environment

The Circular Buildings Coalition (CBC), which aims to accelerate the transition to a circular built environment, is proud to showcase the first outcomes of its collaborative work. On the 1st of June, during the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki, Finland, the CBC will launch the landmark report on the current state of the European built environment sector and a call for applications, with more materials coming out later in June. In this context, The Circular Buildings Coalition is hosting the WCEF Accelerator session ‘Accelerating the transition towards a circular built environment’, a hybrid event comprised of two sub-sessions.

  1. The launch of the CBC report. After more than half a year of in-depth research and close discussions with stakeholders in the construction industry, the Coalition will present a diagnosis of the current challenges in transitioning to a circular built environment. In particular, the CBC will discuss how to create a market for secondary materials, direct financial flows to circular construction projects and emerging circular ownership business models that can accelerate the transition.
  2. Pathways for local and regional circular buildings. This sub-session will examine the role of cities in the transition to a circular built environment based on lessons from ICLEI Europe’sCityLoops project. This includes policy instruments to foster circularity in the construction sector and the replication of successful initiatives.

More information and registration options for the WCEF Accelerator session are available here

The CBC is an initiative of seven thought leaders and frontrunners in the circular built environment: Metabolic, Circle Economy, the World Green Building Council (WGBC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Arup. The CBC intends to grow its reach by strengthening collaboration towards the transition, supporting key initiatives and developing new partnerships. Organisations interested in joining the movement or showcasing their circular solutions are invited to get in touch:

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