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4.30 p.m. | Opening keynote

  • Daniel Calleja, Director-General, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Setting the scene session

  • How circular economy can contribute to increasing the level of ambition of NDCs and mid-century strategies - Miguel Rescalvo, Neyen
  • Closing carbon cycles and Circular Economy approaches: Key to achieve ambitious GHG reductions - Tara Nitz, Covestro
  • Connect for impact - the role of stakeholder networks for embracing circular economy principles - Ladeja Godina Košir, Chair of Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, Founder & Director of Circular Change

Panel debate | Moving from a linear to a GHG neutral and circular economy: Creating enabling policy frameworks for society and business

  • Peter Schmidt, EESC member, President of EESC's Sustainable Development Observatory
  • Florie Gonsolin, European Chemicals Industry Council (Cefic)
  • Ousmane Fall Sarr, International negotiator and coordinator of the West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance

The speakers from the first session will also be invited to the panel debate.

6.00 p.m. | End of the event