GLOBE EU conference: Securing the EU’s Resource Efficiency – A Systemic Approach

European Parliament, ASP 6D128, September 26, 2023 (16h00 to 18h00)


Draft Agenda:

16h00 Welcome and introduction:

Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP and President of GLOBE EU

16h10 Keynote Address on Resource Efficiency:

Stientje van Veldhoven, Vice President and Regional Director for Europe, World Resources Institute.

16h30 Panel discussion (moderator Sirpa Pietikäinen):

1. Overview of the EU Critical Raw Materials Act:

Speaker: Peter Handley DG GROW

  • Overview of the two Acts and their implications
  • Regulatory requirements and targets

2. Revision WFD (Zero-Waste Europe) and Waste Shipments (Umicore):

Speakers: Aline Maigret (ZWE), Wouter Ghyoot (Umicore)

  • Presentation of the White Paper on “Reimagining the Waste Framework Directive”
  • Identifying potential obstacles to the faster scaling up of recycling/processing capacities
  • Waste as a source of strategic raw materials.

3. Design Issues (The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Leiden University, C&A):

Speakers: Eline Boon (EMAF), Arnold Tukker (RUL), Isabelle Maurizi (C&A)

  • Exploring the design issues that need to be addressed to ensure the efficient use of resources
  • Discussing the role of industry in developing sustainable products
  • Identifying potential design solutions to ensure an optimized resource usage

17h15 Discussion with the audience

17h45 Conclusion:

Martin Hojsík MEP (TBC)

  • Summarizing key takeaways from the conference

18h00 End