The aim of the seminar will be to give an overview of the benefits for the well-being of the people, the economy and the planet by implementing the circular economy.

In line with EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal under the Green Deal, the European Commission proposed a new Circular Economy Action Plan in March 2020, focusing on waste prevention and management and aimed at boosting growth, competitiveness and EU global leadership in the field.

92 per cent of the world’s resources – which include the metals, plastics, wood, concrete, chemicals and all other materials in circulation – are used only once, in a single product, before becoming waste.

Transitioning to a circular economy does not only aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the linear economy but  represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, and provides environmental and societal benefits.

Local communities for a sustainable world

Date: Tuesday 22 June - 14.00 to 15.30 (Brussels CET)

In the Chair: Andreas Schieder, MEP, Co-Chair Global Progressive Forum (GPF)

Moderator: Beatriz Ríos, Brussels-based freelance journalist


  • Gunter Pauli, economist and author of the “Blue Economy”
  • Sunita Narain,  Indian environmentalist, director general of the India-based research institute “Centre for Science and Environment” director of the Society for Environmental Communications
  • Carolina Urrutia Vásquez, Environment Secretary, City of Bogotá, Colombia
  • Paul Magnette, Mayor of Charleroi, Belgium

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