Peter Schmidt, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the EESC
Mr William Neale, Advisor for Circular Economy, European Commission Directorate General Environment – The European Green Deal and Circular Economy as drivers for a low-carbon post-Covid recovery
Ms Meta Gorišek, State Secretary from Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia – introductory remarks about the vision of Slovenia for a just transition to a sustainable, carbon-neutral and circular economy / Ms Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie, EU Coordination and International Affairs Service, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia - presenting the project "Decarbonising Slovenia: A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy"
Ms Cliona Howie, Head of Circular Economy Climate KIC - presenting examples on how to leverage collective knowledge and expertise to ensure that post-Covid recovery is aligned with climate and SDG commitments
Ms Hatty Cooper, Circle Economy (The Netherlands), Member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform - introducing the ECESP and presenting examples of how to actively engage with various stakeholders in activities aiming at the circular economy transition at grassroots level
Mr Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director, Global Director Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – presenting the perspective and examples of local governments' action on climate and circular economy