Sustainable consumption & circular economy
THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE MARCH #ROADMAP
The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ consists of 8 fully digitized online events. Each roadmap event focusses on a specific topic and aims to connect different Social Economy actors in Europe in a highly interactive format, present best practices and use cases as well as provide first-hand insights in interactive sessions from changemakers all around Europe. The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ strengthen the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
There is only one planet Earth, yet by 2050, the world will be consuming as if there were three. Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years.
As half of the total greenhouse gas emissions and more than 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress come from resource extraction and processing, the European Green Deal launched a concerted strategy for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
Scaling up the Circular Economy from front-runners to the mainstream economic players will make a decisive contribution to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and decoupling economic growth from resource use, while ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the EU and leaving no one behind. For business, working together on creating the framework for sustainable products will provide new opportunities in the EU and beyond.
With our #RoadtoMannheim event on “Sustainable consumption & circular economy”, together with the Chair of Sustainable Business at the University of Mannheim, we will host stakeholder sessions with the European Commission, Businesses, Civil Society and Sustainable Enterprises to discuss and show models how sustainable consumption and production can maximise businesses potential to transform environmental challenges into economic opportunities and improve the well-being of people by making Europe climate-neutral and protecting our natural habitat.
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Welcome – Live from Mannheim
Manuel Kreitmeir, Host and Chairman – Social Entrepreneurship BW
Björn Pospiech, Mindfulness Coach – Strong People Institute
Anna Athanasopoulou – Head of Unit DG GROW G2 – Proximity, Social Economy, Creative Industries, European Commission
Arthur ten Wolde, Executive Director – Ecopreneur.eu
Parallel Sessions & Insights (60 minutes)
Main Panel: Presenting results from the sessions
Lunch break & Parallel Programme
Lorina Brugger, Project Manager – Center for Open Social Innovation & Health Enthusiast
Keynote: “Liferepolyuse from the laboratory to a commercial product as part of the circular economy: the entrepreneurial approach”
Ignacio MUÑIZ, Co-Owner and CMO – Bjaland Technologies
Sara Gutiérrez González, Scientific Project Manager of the LIFE REPOLYUSE Project -Universidad de Burgos
Parallel Interactive Workshops (90 minutes)
Panel: Workshop Hosts presenting results / Discussion with EU officials
Anna Athanasopoulou – Head of Unit DG GROW G2 – European Commission
Federico Porra, Policy Officer Circular Economy – DG ENV – European Commission
Conclusion & The End