EU Green Week 2019: Fostering investments in support of the EU’s Circular Economy Package

  • 16 May 2019
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • EBRD
EU Green Week 2019: Fostering investments in support of the EU’s Circular Economy Package

Developing an European circular economy is a key driver of the EU’s sustainability agenda. It relies on sustained investments in technological upgrades and support for advancements in innovation. Such efforts are key for the EU to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, green economy while maintaining global competitiveness and economic growth.

The EBRD will host a lively discussion during the EU Green Week in Brussels on the role of policy and financial support programmes in enhancing circular economy investments and green innovation activities, by European industries, Member States and EBRD countries of operation.

The session will explore the most up to date developments and on-going initiatives to support the transition to circular economies, from policy recommendations to circular economy financing tools. Some examples of topics for discussion will be: understanding linear risks for businesses, the need for harmonised circular economy taxonomy, and supporting policies and instruments for wider investments in green innovation and boosting circular transformation of businesses.

REGISTER 


                        EU Green Week 2019

Fostering investments in support of the EU’s Circular Economy Package

                    Brussels, 16th May 2019, 11:30 – 13:00

Opening remarks & moderator

high level perspective

Astrid Motta, Principal, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD

 

High level perspective

EBRD

 

Gianpiero Nacci, Deputy Head of Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, EBRD

EU

Pavel Misiga, Head of Unit Eco-innovation, DG RTD

UN

Bruno Pozzi, Regional Director for Europe, UN Environment

 

Near Zero Waste & Materials Market Place

Animation screening

 

Experience on the ground

Moderator experience on the ground

 

Astrid Motta

Principal, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD

Client perspective

Organic food production in Lithuania

Kestutis Juscius,

CEO of AUGA group

Client perspective

A journey towards a Near Zero Waste society in Turkey –

short film screening

Ege Profil

Sutas

Industry perspective

  • Konca Çalkıvik, Secretary General, Business Council for Sustainable Development in Turkey
  • Kemal Demirkol, Managing Director, Sustainability & Innovation Expert, GTE
  • Jan Raes, Sustainability Advisor, ABN Amro

Q&A with speakers and audience

Astrid Motta and Gianpiero Nacci

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD

Closing remarks

Gianpiero Nacci

Deputy Head of Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, EBRD

 

Blue Point Conference centre,

80 Boulevard A, Reyers, 1030 Brussels