Strategies for implementing the circular economy at the urban and regional levels

    1. Event type
      Plenary session
    2. Event Theme
      Natural Resources Management
      Responsible production and consumption
      Sustainable cities and communities
      Governance and cooperation
      Local development and decentralised action
    3. Event location Atlantic Plenary
    4. Limited seat number 200
    1. Presented by Renewable Matter (in partnership with the French Institute of Circular Economy)

Strategies for implementing the circular economy at the urban and regional levels

14 December 2017, 14:00 - 15:30

Paris Porte de Versailles

(Simultaneous English-French translation will be provided during the session)


Local action has proven the most relevant and efficient scale for implementing sustainable projects that respond the best to the very needs of the economic stakeholders and communities. Circular Economy definitely relies first on local dynamics to be the best defined and implemented; contexts, necessarily varied according to local economic, social, environmental, political and leadership conditions, impact the nature of a circular economy strategy being adopted and delivered by a City and the surrounding Region within circular schemes. 

The session will highlight the key challenges to circular cities and regions, their levers and pillars (recycling, waste management, reduced resources consumption, waste to energy and renewables options, life-cycles of products and infrastructures, sharing products ways of style and new services based economy, regenerating nature capital …) and the common and/or specific barriers to overcome, overlaps between strategies and synergies to invigorate at each level for effective circular action.


  • Moesch Emmanuelle


    Institute of Circular Economy

  • Lemoine Xavier


    Councillor to circular economy

    Greater Paris

  • Grazia Pedrana Maria


    Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development, International Relations & Cooperation, Region Lombardy Representative (Italy)

  • Walker Rebecca


    Head of national regulatory services

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

  • Crump Andrea


    Circular Economy Policy and Projects Officer

    London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)

  • Herlevi Kari


    Project Director, circular economy

    SITRA (Finland)

  • Cousin Nathalie


    Circular economy programme manager

    Britany Region

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