Learning from Covid-19: Creating a Circular Economy For Food
Streamed on 30th June 2020
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Janez Potočnik was European Commissioner for Environment from 2009 until 2014, and during his tenure initiated the European Resource Efficiency Platform, which resulted in the adoption of the first European Circular EconomyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. Package. He currently acts as co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP) and serves as a special advisor on sustainability to European Commissioner for the Environment & Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. In this episode, we will be looking back on almost 10 years of European circular economy development, asking Janez what fundamentals of the economy need to be challenged to reach scale... and what mechanisms or governance models need to be leveraged in the process.
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