Canada to host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020 in Toronto
“My congratulations to the City of Toronto, a wonderful location to host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020. This is the first time that Canada has hosted this global conference. It shows that we have made significant progress to move toward a more circular economy and develop clean technologies to make our businesses cleaner and more sustainable.”
– Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“The circular economy is a great opportunity for Canada’s natural resource sectors to create good jobs while reducing waste. Together with our partners in the resource sector, this forum will help encourage a more sustainable, low-carbon, competitive economy.”
– Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
“We are very happy to be organizing the fourth World Circular Economy Forum together with Canada. The World Circular Economy Forum is an initiative of Finland and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra. Together, we can accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.”
– Mari Pantsar, Director of the Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy, Sitra
The circular economy is a new sustainable model that keeps resources in use for as long as possible, extracts the maximum value from them while in use, and then recovers and regenerates products and materials at the end of each service life.
Created in 2017, the World Circular Economy Forum is the global initiative of Finland and Sitra.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2019 took place from June 3 to 5, in Helsinki, Finland.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2020 will be co-organized by Environment and Climate Change Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, and Sitra.
Forum partners include the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, the Government of Finland, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
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