GLOBE EU Lunch debate on plastics in a Circular Economy

On April 19, GLOBE EU’s president, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, hosted a presentation by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation of its recent report “The New Plastics Economy” with additional contributions by Dow Chemical, Interface, and SUEZ. Many thanks to Helmut Maurer from the European Commission and GLOBE EU members Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP and Jo Leinen MEP for their valuable interventions.

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Presentation Rob Opsomer

Presentation Ramon Arratia

April 28, 2016

Meeting on Packaging and Innovation of 24 February

GLOBE EU meeting on packaging and innovation

Members of GLOBE EU were joined by a broad selection of stakeholders to discuss the importance of stimulating innovation in packaging and packaging materials in support of a circular economy. Kurt Vandenberghe from the European Commission (flanked by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and Seb Dance MEP, president and vice-president of GLOBE EU, respectively) presented the important role the EU plays in supporting innovation for a circular economy. GLOBE EU partners Tetra Pak and Unilever showcased recent advancements in packaging technologies.

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February 24, 2016

Building a Sustainable Financial System – the Role of the EU

March 22, 2016

GLOBE EU is organizing a high-level event together with UNEP and the European Commission in Brussels on March 22.  The event will focus on the role of the financial system in sustainable development in the context of the Commission’s recent proposals for a Circular Economy and a Capital Markets Union which, among others, are relevant in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement (COP21), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the upcoming UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 2) in Nairobi in May 2016.

Registration for the event is now closed.  Live streaming will be available as of 13h00 on March 22nd.



Rapporteur: Jorge Nuñez Ferrer, Center of European Policy Studies

This event is organised by GLOBE EU, UNEP, and the European Commission (DG ENV)


High-level dinner with Vice President Jyrki Katainen

GLOBE EU president Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and GLOBE EU members Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Peter Liese MEP welcomed Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen at a dinner to discuss the Commission’s plans for financing the EU’s transition towards a circular economy with key stakeholders.

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