The second workshop of the CEN was the occasion for ACR+ to present its newly published guidelines and factsheets on circular economy planning.

ACR+ President, Josep Maria Tost i Borràs, announced that the Circular Europe Network already received the patronage of several personalities:

  • Janez Potočnik (Co-chair of UNEP International Resource Panel)
  • Antoinette Guhl (Deputy-Mayor of Paris city council in charge of circular economy)
  • Leo Brincat (Malta Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate change)
  • Céline Fremault (Brussels Capital Region Environment Minister)

Antoinette Guhl presented Paris’ vision and strategy regarding circular economy. She highlighted Paris’ top priorities, which echo the Circular Europe Network’s first working priorities: sustainable building and food waste. These two fields are also part of London’s route map towards circular economy as presented by Clare Ollerenshaw, from London Waste and Recycling Board.

These inspiring examples of implementing circular economy in dense areas were completed by two key-note speeches on territorial monitoring. Dr. Márton Herczeg shared the work of the Copenhagen Resource Institute on resource and climate indicators. Then, Marc de Wit presented Circle Economy’s work in urban metabolism diagnosis. These presentations led to group discussions on which indicators are the most relevant when talking about circular economy and public authorities, and the most feasible for a direct implementation at regional and local levels.

The highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the first outputs of the Circular Europe Network: general guidelines for circular economy planning for local and regional authorities and a series of factsheets on circular economy planning.

Minutes

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Presentations

Developing circular economy strategies in dense areas

  • Paris, Antoinette Guhl | Deputy-Mayor of Paris city council
  • London, Clare Ollerenshaw | London Waste and Recycling Board
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Key-note speeches

  • Resource and Climate indicators, Dr. Márton Herczeg | Copenhagen Resource Institute
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  • Territorial monitoring, the Amsterdam case, Marc de Wit | Circle Economy
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