discussion event on Critical perspectives on circular economy

Are you interested in addressing the limitations to Circular Economy to be able to provide better thought out circular solutions? Join the group of experts from Norway and UK for the online interactive debate on selected critical perspectives relating to the circular economy to allow to better conceive, and implement, CE solutions. Some critiques claim that the circular economy focuses too much on what is wrong with business-as-usual activities, without providing practical solutions; others that the social element is not addressed sufficiently and that we not only need a global transition, but also one that is just, etc.

In this year’s edition we explore some of critical perspectives with Cynthia Reynolds (Circular Economy Coalition leader & Founder of Circular Regions), Rannveig Edda Hjaltadóttir (Nord University) and Anne Velenturf (University of Leeds, UK), and try to understand how to take the potential limitations into account to find a better way forward, also looking into the potentials of #circulardarkhorses and putting circular economy for oil and gas in an energy transitions perspective, as well as sharing the Circularity4All hierarchy to communicate the priorities.

Join this online event live on May 22nd at 16:30h- 17:30 on Zoom. Link:
Meeting ID: 692 6289 1337
Passcode: 500465

Panelist include: Moderator: Dolores Modic (Nord University)

Info about speakers:
Cynthia Reynolds is the leader of the Circular Economy Coalition and the Founder and System Architect of Circular Regions. She has also received the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise award, and is active in many circular initiatives around the world. In her own words she is passionate about how technology and the use of global networks and resources can create social, economic and environmental impact.

Rannveig Edda Hjaltadóttir is an Associate Professor of Innovation at Nord University Business School. Her research focuses on Innovation and Circular Economy at both the business and regional levels. Her research addresses how firms are (or are not) implementing CE, the role of different types of innovations and the need for collaboration between actors in implementing CE.

Anne Velenturf, University of Leeds, UK, is the head of Yorkshire Circular Lab, programme manager of TransFIRe, head of Wind Energy Lifecycle Sustainability group, and director of 4Innovation supporting the transition towards the circular bioeconomy.

The event is co-sponsored by Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (CE4O&G project).

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