Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU

GLOBE EU organized on March 19 its first major event for 2019 on “fast-tracking a circular economy in the EU” together with the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).  The objective of the conference was to look back on what has been achieved and present GLOBE EU’s recommendations with priorities for the next European Commission.  The event was very well attended thanks to an impressive line-up of speakers:  GLOBE EU members and MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Benedek Javor, and Bas Eijkhout acted as hosts to Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, Janez Potočnik, Vasileios Rizos, Luc Triangle, Carolien van Brunschot, Harriët Tiemens, and Eline Boon (see program below for details).

Event program

GLOBE EU Recommendations

Presentation Vasileios Rizos

Presentation Carolien van Brunschot

Presentatie Harriët Tiemens

Globe EU conference on "Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU" at the EP in Brussels

Globe EU conference on "Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU" at the EP in Brussels

Globe EU conference on "Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU" at the EP in Brussels

Globe EU conference on "Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU" at the EP in Brussels

Globe EU conference on "Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU" at the EP in Brussels

 

March 19, 2019

GLOBE EU high-level conference: Sustainable Finance

On November 20, GLOBE EU hosted a high-level conference with the appropriate title: “Missing Links in the evolution of Sustainable Finance”.  Keynote speeches were delivered by Vice President Jyrki Katainen, the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General Mami Mizutori, Allianz Global Investors’ CEO Andreas Utermann, and Commissioner Karmelu Vella, respectively.  Four panel discussions moderated by Neena Gill MEP and GLOBE EU members Jo Leinen, Sirpa Pietikäinen, and Bas Eickhout covered key elements of a transition towards sustainable finance (for more details, see the conference’s program, below).

Program

Keynote address Andreas Utermann

Presentation Stan Dupré

Presentation Paul Druckman

Presentation Aila Aho

Video morning session

Video afternoon session

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Opening adress: EU Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen

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FLTR: Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and Mami Mizutori, UN Assistant Secretary-General

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Mami Mizutori

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FLTR: Sébastien Godinot (WWF), Nick Robins (LSE), Jo Leinen MEP, Astrid Ladefoged (DG ENV), and Constance Kann (EIB

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Jo Leinen MEP

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FLTR: Astrid Ladefoged and Constance Kann

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Nick Robins

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Sébastien Godinot

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FLTR: Stanislas Dupré (2° Investment Initiative), Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

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Olivier Guersent (DG FISMA)

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Hans Bruyninckx (EEA)

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Lisa Beauvilain (Impax)

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FLTR: Andreas Utermann (Allianz Global Investors) and Sirpa Pietikäinen

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Andreas Utermann

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Stan Dupré

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Neena Gill MEP

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Nathan Fabian (PRI)

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Gianluca Manca (Eurizon Capital)

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Paul Druckman (A4S)

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Rhian-Mari Thomas (Barclays)

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Martin Spolc (DG FISMA)

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Flavia Micilotta (Eurosif)

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Joanna Cound (BlackRock)

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Aila Aho (Nordea)

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Bas Eickhout MEP

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FLTR: Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

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FLTR: Commission Karmenu Vella and Bas Eickhout MEP

November 20, 2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018: “The Future of Water”

MEPs Benedek Javór and José Inácio Faria hosted GLOBE EU’s Earth Overshoot Day 2018 conference on “The Future of Water” on September 25.  With the risk of Europe depleting its supply of fresh water by 2030 remaining serious, panelists during their introductions focused on raising awareness and presented solutions to help lower consumption.

Please find GLOBE EU’s recommendations and presentations by the speakers further below.

Fltr: José Inácio Faria MEP, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Benedek Javór MEP

Fltr: Daniel Calleja Crespo, Benedek Javór MEP

Fltr: Christophe Beck, Benedek Javór, Daniel Calleja Crespo

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

Gisela Kaiser

Janneke de Vries

Hans Bruyninckx

Fltr: Janneke de Vries, Hans Bruyninckx, Christophe Beck

Andreas Baumüller

Fltr: José Inácio Faria, Leo Marcelis

José Inácio Faria MEP

Josh Henretig

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Flnr: Hans Bruyninckx, Christophe Beck

Globe EU recommendations

GLOBE EU recommendations (infographic)

Presentation Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

Presentation Gisela Kaiser

Presentation Janneke de Vries

Presentation Leo Marcelis

September 25, 2018

“Re-using the Rubble” Green Week 2018 pre-conference

On May 22, GLOBE EU hosted a pre-conference to the official opening of the EU’s Green Week 2018 “Green Cities for a Greener Future”.  In the months prior to the event, GLOBE EU members sat down with Bee Group companies and stakeholders to develop recommendations for city officials and lawmakers to eventually close the loop on construction and demolition waste.  A background paper was prepared to illustrate the consultation process (scroll down for links to all documentation).

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A member of the International Resource Panel, renowned architect and urban planner Serge Salat presents the IRP’s report “the Weight of Cities” in his keynote address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jo Leinen MEP, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

 

 

 

 

 

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Seb Dance MEP and vice-president of GLOBE EU chairs the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vice Mayor and Alderwoman of the City of Nijmegen Harriët Tiemens explains how cities benefit from introducing circularity principles.

 

 

 

 

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Serge Salat, Seb Dance MEP, Harriët Tiemens

 

 

 

 

 

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GLOBE EU members Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP and Jo Leinen MEP

 

 

 

 

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Jeannot Schroeder from the Luxembourg construction firm ProGroup explains the importance of communicating product information through material passports.

 

 

 

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Lionel Billiet from Rotor explains how his company turned the sales of reclaimed construction components into a successful business model

 

 

 

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Dutch architect Karel Dekker was instrumental in helping the “open building concept” gain prominence.

 

 

 

 

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Sirpa Pietikäinen, president of GLOBE EU, concludes the event.

 

 

 

 

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Agnes Schuurmans (Rockwool), Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Myriam Tryjefaczka (Tarkett), Céline Carré (Saint-Gobain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation:

Presentation Serge Salat

Presentation Harriët Tiemens

Presentation Lionel Billiet

GLOBE EU Recommendations

GLOBE EU Background Paper

Bee Group companies case studies

May 24, 2018

End-of-the-year lunch with Frans Timmermans

GLOBE EU members welcomed First Vice President Frans Timmermans from the European Commission and Lorraine Francourt from Dow at GLOBE EU’s traditional end-of-the-year gathering together with representatives of industry and civil society. The need for stakeholders working together to advance a circular economy was the main topic of discussion.

 

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December 6, 2017