The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to Explore the Circular Economy, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century,
Exploring the European Green Deal & Circular Economy at Scale
Janez Potočnik was European Commissioner for Environment from 2009 until 2014, and during his tenure initiated the European Resource Efficiency Platform, which resulted in the adoption of the first European Circular Economy Package. He currently acts as co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP) and serves as a special advisor on sustainability to European Commissioner for the Environment & Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius.
How circular is your city? Measuring progress
In this episode, we discuss how cities are measuring their progress towards a circular economy, based upon a recent report by the OECD. What are the different drivers and obstacles that cities face, and how they are overcoming them. Guest speakers are Oriana Romano, OECD Head of Unit for Water Governance and Circular Economy and Janet Ågren, the Deputy Mayor of the City Umea in Sweden, one of the case study cities in the OECD’s report.
What will it take to transform the economy?
Walter Stahel is globally recognised as one of the key people who first formulated the concept of a circular economy. Amanda Ravenhill is the executive director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and was the co-founder of Project Drawdown, both focused on solutions that regenerative the earth’s ecosystems and combat climate change. We’ll be asking them about systems change, recent successes and what needs to change.
A unique opportunity for a resilient low-carbon economic recovery
In this episode, we will discuss how the circular economy can tackle large scale global challenges. We’ll hear from Nigel Topping, the UK Government’s COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion, and share examples of circular economy investment opportunities across transport, buildings and much more.
Ebbs and flows: water and the circular economy
Global demand for water is exceeding that which is easily accessible. Yet water remains one of the keys to life. Join this session to hear from inspiring innovators from around the world changing the ways that we interact with the world’s most valuable resource, making water more accessible to all.
Circular Economy Greatest Hits: Seven of the best examples
Circular economy innovation is cropping up everywhere; from how we grow our food to the way we design our electronics to the way in which we package and deliver our everyday products. In this episode, our team breaks down seven of the best examples in action.
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