Programme

20th September 2018, Vienna – Programme

BRINGING THE ACTION PLAN TO LIFE: TOWARDS A FACT BASED CIRCULAR ECONOMY


 Programme (.pdf, 2532 kb)


08:30 – 09:30
Registration, Coffee

 

Introduction

09:30 – 09:40
Welcome by Moderator Rosa LYON

09:40 – 10:00
Welcome as host
Christian HOLZER, Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism

Welcome as co-host
Christoph SCHARFF, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA)

10:00 – 10:20         
The Circular Economy Package and Action Plan: The European Commission’s Priorities
Daniel CALLEJA-CRESPO, European Commission, DG ENV

10:20 – 10:40         
The Circular Economy Action Plan: Chances and challenges for Europe‘s industry
Gwenole COZIGOU, European Commission, DG GROW

10:40 –11:10   
Coffee break

 

Plenary Session 1 – The role of science and research for a Circular Economy

11:10 – 11:15         
Introduction

11:15 – 11:35         
Priorities in science and research: A Fact Book for the Circular Economy
Helmut RECHBERGER, Circular Economy Coalition for Europe / Vienna University of Technology

11:35 – 11:55         
A focus on plastics?
Stefanie HELLWEG / Melanie HAUPT, ETH Zurich

11:55 – 12:15         
Fact based policies: Contributions to EU policy from EU funded research programmes
Jürgen TIEDJE, European Commission, DG RTD (tbc)

12:15 – 12:30        
Discussion

12:30 –13:30         
Lunch break

 

Plenary Session 2 – Business supporting circularity

13:30 – 13:35         
Introduction

13:35 – 13:55         
Raw materials and Circular Economy: The EIT Strategic Implementation Plan
Karen HANGHøJ, EIT KIC Raw Materials

13:55 – 14:15         
EU Circular Economy Industry Platform: Dematerialization and new circular business models
Alexandre AFFRE, Business Europe

14:15 – 14:35         
New standards and goals for Extended Producer Responsibility
Ursula DENSION, PRO Europe

14:35 – 14:50        
Discussion

14:50 – 15:20        
Coffee break

 

Plenary Session 3 – Implementation of a Circular Economy: Drivers and barriers

15:20 – 15:25         
Introduction

15:25 – 15:45         
Enabling the implementation of a Circular Economy
Paul EKINS, University College London

15:45 – 16:05         
Supporting the transition to a Circular Economy
Werner SCHMIDT, European Investment Bank

16:05 – 16:25         
Implementation of the CEP Action Plan in Member States:
The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
Bernd DITTMANN, European Economic and Social Committee

16:25 – 16:40        
Discussion

 

Summary and closing session

16:40 – 16:45         
Introduction

16:45 – 17:05         
A sustainable future for civil society and consumers
Laura GLASBERG, ARA Innovation Space

17:05 – 17:20         
A Commitment to a Circular Economy
Elisabeth KÖSTINGER, Federal Minister of Sustainability and Tourism

17:20 – 17:35         
EU‘s next steps in the transition to a Circular Economy
Karmenu VELLA, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (tbc)

17:35 – 17:40         
Closure of conference by Moderator Rosa LYON

17:40 – 20:00        
Evening Reception