Circular Economy 2018

  • International Summit for Cities & Regions
    driving the Circular Economy

    Wednesday 28 November 2018

    Lyon, France

  • Though still at experimentation stages, circular economy* is motivating local leaders to adopt new strategies to achieve wider policy goals and solve a variety of economic, environmental and social contemporary problems (climate change, increased inequalities, urban liveability challenges, budget constraints ...).

    *Circular economy means “moving from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ to a circular approach to dramatically reduce the current pressure on our natural resources, maintain products, materials and resources in the economy for as long as possible, and minimise the generation of waste”.

  • Summit introduction & background

    Bolstering circular urban agenda and strategies

    At the heart of creativity, innovation and growth, cities play a central role as engines of the global economy, accounting for 85% of global GDP generation. Cities are also aggregators of materials and nutrients, accounting for 75% of natural resource consumption, 50% of global waste production, and 60- 80% of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 75%
    of natural resources consumption
    of global waste production
    of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Hence, by their inherent circular and central situation, cities are uniquely positioned to drive a global transition towards a circular economy, with their high concentration of resources, capital, data, and talent over a specific geography, and could greatly benefit from the outcomes of such a transition.

    This transition will enable all stakeholders, public and private practitioners, policy-makers, regulators and communities to collaborate and redesign urban governance for implementing and ultimately delivering circular local strategies through operational projects.

  • Summit objectives

    Focusing on circularity actionable drivers and projects

    Cities and local authorities must act as enablers through economic development, urban planning, and innovation policies; they must effectively coordinate civil society and the private sector in the implementation of measures relating to waste and materials, energy, water, land and natural ecosystems impacting urban infrastructures, the built environment, and the mobility system; and they must embrace the strong influence of digital technology as a powerful support to the circular and sustainable transition.

  • Summit Agenda

    Cities Summit Day 1 Agenda

    Cities Summit Day 2 Agenda

    Plenary sessions / Panel discussions
    Two of them, opening and closing the programme, these sessions will welcome official representatives from cities and local governments from France, Europe and overseas, in order to highlight the different strategies and approaches to local circular economy.

    Field oriented, the workshops will enable project holders, at different scales, at various degrees of maturation and execution, to share schemes of action and implementation, and operational experiences of circular models. They will discuss levers, advantages, as well as barriers and conditions of the projects presented, the necessary partners to be involved, the financing plan …all with the aim of assessing the opportunities of replicability and adaptability of each project.

    City/Local Authority - Entreprise Speed-dating
    Some speed-dating time will offer a privilege framework for private meetings and discussions between local governments representatives and companies. It will offer the opportunity to the summit attendees to also meet with Pollutec participants and benefit from its dynamic and innovative environment and cleantech expertise based on specific solutions equipment and technologies responding to circular local needs.

  • Call for Expression of Interest

    Taking part in the Summit

    Declaring a project
    Each project is now being reviewed individually. To present your project, please contact us directly.

    Attending the Summit
    To take part in the Summit (plenary sessions, workshops, City/Business speed-dating), you must register as a visitor of Pollutec:

    Register for the Summit

  • Organisers

    Pollutec         Grand Lyon

    Summit Partners

    ADEME OREE     Institut National de l'Economie Circulaire     CIRIDD     Eco-maires

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