Dialog & Debatte
Roadmaps towards Circularity – Experiences from the Netherlands, the Nordics and Germany
02. Februar 2022 — 09:00 Uhr
02. Februar 2022 — 10:30 Uhr
From Ambition to Action – The Circular Economy Roadmap for Germany and selected deep dives into Circular Business Models
The Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland (CEID) was founded with the aim of defining the transition towards a resource-efficient and digitally-enabled Circular Economy in Germany. Supported by more than 50 organisations and developed by 130 stakeholders from politics, industry, science and civil society the CEID recently released its Circular Economy Roadmap for Germany.
The starting situation in Germany for the implementation of a Circular Economy is favourable. The Circular Economy Roadmap for Germany shows how the potential of the Circular Economy can be realised and outlines relevant steps for policy makers, business, and academia. The next step is to learn from and with European Partners, how to facilitate a successful implementation and foster collaboration.
In this context, Business Models are a key lever for companies to embrace the Circular Economy. Ideally, they align circular value creation activities with opportunities to capture economic value. Therefore, a greater adoption of Circular Business Models in business practice by pioneers and followers is crucial to trigger the desired transformation process of industries and society and generate a self-reinforcing momentum.
Join us in our two sessions and discuss the benefits of a Circular Economy and the opportunities that come with it.
Session 2: Roadmaps towards Circularity – Experiences from the Netherlands, the Nordics and Germany
National Circular Economy roadmaps and strategies are powerful tools for describing the transition towards circularity. Germany recently released its first comprehensive Circular Economy roadmap that outlines the necessary steps for politics, business, science and society. Frontrunners like the Netherlands and several Nordic countries have already gained ample experience with the implementation of such roadmaps. In this session, an introduction to the Circular Economy roadmap of Germany will outline the key elements for the transition towards circularity. The subsequent Panel discussion with several European high-level experts will provide insights on the implementation of circular strategies and how the necessary cooperation across industries and countries can be fostered.
Our panel of experts:
- Cathrine Barth – Nordic Circular Hotspot
- Freek van Eijk – Holland Circular Hotspot
- Michael Kuhndt – Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
- Susanne Kadner – Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland / acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering