Circular economy - energy and more

The EU Circular Economy agenda is moving forward. It is about going full circle: really closing the loop. While energy efficiency and clean energy play a key role in many policy interventions in this field, circular economy goes even broader. Based on a full life cycle approach, it also factors in aspects like material sourcing, production and use, durability and flexibility, and end of life options. This is a real challenge, but necessary, if we are to achieve maximum energy and financial savings, and optimise value and use from all raw materials, products and waste.

This session will explore the following, based on specific examples, and always with a clear focus on energy:

  • How can the circular economy challenge be taken on by industry and consumers?
  • How can SMEs benefit from the circular economy agenda and save costs?
  • What kind of policy can support the circular economy transition, for products and for the built environment?