Scaling up the transition towards a circular economy in cities

Location: Despachantes, Alfandega
Date: Fri, January 31
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Scaling up the transition towards a circular economy in cities

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy together with the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) have for the past three years been working to remove the barriers and create innovative solutions for cities moving into a more circular economy. Through this session, we aim at presenting some of the key take away messages from the work.

  • What is needed to get cities on board the transition and to scale up the ambitions?
  • How has the Partnership contributed to Better Regulation, Better Funding and Better Knowledge?
  • What are the experiences from the UIA projects, and how are they replicable to other cities?

We have identified governance as a key issue within the circular transitions. To enable effective Circular Economy Governance you need to consider and encourage citizens’ participation and involvement of the private sector in the city. The session will also be used to present the Circular City funding guide which will help cities in identifying funding possibilities.

Timeslot

10:30 -  11:50

Theme

Speaker

10:30 – 11:35

Welcome – short introduction of the seminar

Moderator Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie, EU Coordination and International Affairs Service, Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia

10:35 – 10:50

How has the Partnership contributed to Better Regulation, Better Funding and Better Knowledge?

Håkon Sandven Jentoft, Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy.

10:50 – 11:00

Urban Innovative Action - Supporting experimentation in cities

Raffaele Barbato, Urban Innovative Actions

11.00 – 11:15

Better circular city funding

Launch/introduction to the Circular Cities Funding Guide

Werner Schmidt, Director, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Tjerk Wandernaar, Team Leader PNO Consultants

11.15 – 11.25

CircularCityGovernance

Veerle Labeeuw, Facilitator Circulaire Economie, Vlaanderen Circulair, Belgium

11.25 – 11.35

How an Urban Innovative Action project pushed forward a Circular Economy Strategy in a Maribor

Igor Kos, consultant Wcycle Institute Maribor, Slovenia

11.35 – 11.45

Joining Urban Agenda actions for a sustainable and circular reuse of spaces and buildings

Albert Civit, Director, Catalan Land Institute (INCASÒL),  Government of Catalonia

11.45 – 11.50

Discussion – involve the participants

Moderator

11:50

Summery - conclusions

Parallel Workshop

Despachantes Hall