When Digital meets circular economy
Start 10:00, End 11:30
The effects of climate change are estimated to intensify in the coming years as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions keep rising. If we could manage to make our economy circular then we could reduce GHG emissions by 56%.
During the CONNECT University session on “When Digital meets Circular economy” Dr Janez Potočnik discussed not only the need to move to circular economy as a most efficient way to tackle climate change, but also how it is major prerequisite to also achieve many of the other environmental and social SDGs.
Moderator: Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for Societal Challenges, DG CONNECT
10:00-10:10 Opening remarks by Gerard de Graaf, Director F. Digital Single Market, DG CONNECT
10:10-10:50 Presentation by Janez Potočnik, United Nations Environment Programme, Co-chair of International Resource Panel
10:50-11:25 Q/A session
11:25-11:30 Conclusions by Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for Societal Challenges, DG CONNECT