Turning Point - the Circular Economy in Canada
A World Circular Economy Forum side event
The way our economies extract, use, then dispose of resources is putting pressure on our natural systems, communities, and public health. The circular economy presents a potential solution.
The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released its latest report, Turning Point, requested by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and informed by the Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada, a multidisciplinary group of 16 experts from across Canada and abroad. The report identifies the opportunities and challenges for a circular economy in Canada, including the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of a circular transition.
We invite you to attend a public briefing and discussion on the Turning Point report on December 3, 2021 at 1 pm EST. This event will be hosted by ECCC, in partnership with the CCA, as a World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) side event.
During this 90-minute webinar, members of the Expert Panel will share the study’s high-level findings and discuss key issues related to the transition to a circular economy in Canada. The event will be moderated by David Hughes, President and CEO of The Natural Step Canada. Speakers will include representatives of CCA and ECCC, as well as four members of the Expert Panel:
- Tima Bansal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at Western University’s Ivey Business School (Panel Chair);
- Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada;
- Emily Huddart Kennedy, Associate Professor in University of British Columbia’s Department of Sociology;
- Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments and Cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
This event is an opportunity to build on the momentum gained during WCEF2021, hosted by Canada and co-organized by ECCC with the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in September 2021, and to accelerate a circular transition in Canada. Join us to learn more about the key actions needed to create the conditions for long-term success on the path towards a thriving circular economy.
Registration is not required to attend this online event.
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Connect to the livestream. Audio and closed captioning will be available in English and French.
Connect for an American Sign Language version of the livestream.
Audience questions: Submit questions for the panel members during the event.
*Note that the livestream and audience questions will only be available between 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST on December 3rd, 2021.
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