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INHERIT Project Results: Solutions Towards the ‘Triple-Win’ – Restore the Environment, Promote Health and Health Equity

8. April 2020 - 13:06

For future generations to inherit a sustainable planet, it is crucial that we protect the environment in ways that promote health and reduce inequities for people. The Horizon 2020 research project INHERIT (INter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for InnovaTion) has designed intersectoral initiatives to achieve a triple-win.

The CSCP contributed to the 4-year research project (2016-2019) INHERIT through several multi-stakeholder, co-creation and participatory activities:

  • Reaching the Triple-win: The CSCP created four future scenarios, which show European societies where healthy, sustainable and equitable lifestyles have been adopted. The INHERIT positive scenarios publication and videos give us a glimpse into the future. In a systemic manner, four different types of societies are carved out, in order to show us how could we enable a good life by identifying and harnessing leverage points for systemic and effective change. Thinking about the future, don’t forget to have a look at the future trends pertaining to sustainable and healthy lifestyles, which inspired the four future scenarios.
  • To understand citizens’ perceptions, behavioral drivers and challenges in relation to the scenarios, the CSCP’s INHERIT team also consulted the citizens of five European countries: the Czech Republic, Germany, North Macedonia, Spain and the UK. To find out more and explore further European citizens’ mindsets take a look at the report!
  • From blockchain technology for decentralised energy trading to the transformation of parking lots into green space, the INHERIT project, as a concluding step of the scenario planning exercise, identified 20 innovative policy interventions that can influence lifestyles and lead to behavior change — enabling healthier, more sustainable and equitable societies. The policy interventions can be found at the INHERIT Route Map which draws from a multi-stakeholder process with experts from all over Europe.

The INHERIT project ended in late 2019 and its concluding output was part of a special issue of the “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – A more sustainable and healthier future for all: What works?

Inspired by increased digitalisation and its potential to promote more sustainable living patterns, the CSCP contributed to this issue with the scientific article “A Technological Scenario for a Healthier, More Equitable and Sustainable Europe in 2040: Citizen Perceptions and Policy Implication”. The article discusses citizens’ insights towards one of the future scenarios – namely, ‘My life between reality’ – a scenario where technology and technological solutions are the primary driving forces for healthier, more sustainable and equitable European societies.

Are you curious to learn more? Check out the key outcomes booklet, ‘Achieving the triple-win: improving health, equity and the environment’.

The INHERIT project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

For further questions, please contact Rosa Strube.  

 

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AoC Catalyst: Accelerating the Integration of Behavior Change Know-How in the Work of NGOs

8. April 2020 - 9:35

The Catalyst is a special programme offered by the Academy of Change (AoC), aimed at supporting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to undertake organisational change by providing tailor-made tools and supporting them in turning sustainable behaviour change knowledge into an asset for their daily work.

The Catalyst aims to reach this goal through the following:

  • Provide NGOs with customized support and tools to address their needs, both content- and strategy-wise, to integrate behavioural knowledge within their strategies and activities.
  • Enable NGOs to design and implement behaviour change pilot interventions, alone or in collaboration with other Catalyst peers, in order to have first-hand experience with behaviour change work and implement behavioural knowledge in a real-life setting
  • Offer NGO peer exchange and mutual support on various behaviour change topics and on implementing this know-how at the organisational level, both with other Catalyst participants as well as with participants of future editions of the Academy of Change Capacity Building Programme

Participation in the Catalyst is by invitation only, and the opportunity to participate in the first Catalyst group was granted to NGO representatives that: (i) have successfully concluded the Academy of Change Capacity Building Programme and that (ii) hold the potential to drive organisational change within their NGOs.

Pioneers in the first Catalyst group include Greenpeace International, RSPB, Fingo, WRAP and RARE. The activities will comprise of in-person workshops, webinars, networking activities, and coaching sessions, in order to create a robust and innovative network of multipliers dedicated to supporting more sustainable behaviours among citizens worldwide.

Do you think the Catalyst could help you and your NGO? Then, taking part in the Academy of Change Programme would be your first step. You can find more details about it here. For other ideas or suggestions, please get in touch with the Academy of Change team- contact@aochange.org.

For further questions, please contact Mariana Nicolau.

 

 

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PERETO: Supporting Sustainable Tourism in Kyrgyzstan

7. April 2020 - 14:33

Tourism is a key driver for the Kyrgyz economy and a national priority sector. However, hotels, restaurants and cafes (HoReCa), as main growth generators are faced with numerous serious challenges, including unreliable energy and water supply. Regular power blackouts outside major cities disrupt business operations and incur additional costs to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the tourism branch. The PERETO project aims to work with SMEs from this sector as well as the consumers to promote production and consumption practices that lead to a more sustainable growth.

PERETO, which stands for ‘Promotion of Energy Security and Sustainable Growth Through Increased Energy and Resource Efficiency (ERE) in Tourism SMEs in Kyrgyzstan,‘ aims to support the advancement of sustainable production and consumption (SCP) practices and energy and resource efficiency (ERE) among SMEs in Kyrgyzstan’s tourism sector. To achieve this, PERETO engages not only with SMEs but also their business associations, public authorities, financial institutions, ERE solutions and service providers, as well as universities, tourists and local residents.

A strong focus of the project lays on consumer perspectives and needs. With regard to that, the project will develop a collection of open-access digital products that will make it easier and quicker for tourists and local residents to adapt to more sustainable consumption practices and lifestyles. As part of that, ‘green’ hotels, restaurants and cafes will be located in seven target provinces in Kyrgyzstan to help consumers make informed choices. In particular, the CSCP will develop a consumer e-guidebook on sustainable consumption and sustainable lifestyles, containing practical guidance and green tips for HoReCa consumers. The project aims to reach out to 300,000 tourists and local residents via its digital communication products and 3,000 SMEs from the touristic sector.

The PERETO project is one of the six projects that were launched in March 2020 as part of the SWITCH-Asia Programme in Central Asia. On the occasion of the opening event, Francois Begeot, Head of Cooperation at the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan, noted the importance of the SWITCH projects in creating a platform for exchanging information, best practices and accelerating impactful activities in agri-food, tourism and textile sectors. “This is a great opportunity for scaling-up and replication of good practices”, he stated.

In the PERETO project, the CSCP will work together with the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), UNISON Group (Kyrgyzstan) and Technopolis Group (Belgium).

The project is funded by the European Union, via the SWITCH-Asia programme which supports Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in 24 countries in the Asian region.

For further questions, please contact Kartika Angraaeni. 

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Meet Flandra Syla-Beqiri, the New CSCP Communication Expert

7. April 2020 - 13:11

Flandra, a former journalist and academic researcher, will support the communication team in telling relevant sustainability stories in ways that generate great impact.

  1. Why did you apply to work for the CSCP?

Communication, and the complex journey a simple message undergoes, has always fascinated me. It is inherent, probably, for a communications professional to think of communication as essential in just about any topic field. However, when it comes to sustainability, I truly believe that a successful and systemic shift towards more sustainability is largely a matter of how sustainability is made sense of. That is, how complex and intertwined topics are translated into tangible and relatable concepts to the respective audiences. Working at the CSCP represents a great opportunity to help shape these messages, and thus move the sustainability agenda forward. The CSCP is a unique think and do tank, with an incredible project portfolio and a very creative and forward-thinking way of doing this. The emphasis on interdisciplinarity and collaboration is an added value that enables us to turn challenges into opportunities.

  1. What would you highlight from your past experience and how does that relate to the CSCP?

I am currently finalising my doctoral studies in the field of political communication, with a focus on critical discourse analysis. The research for my thesis has opened up new ways of thinking for me, of which foremost, the need to always question the ‘taken for granted’. Many of the unsustainable practices rely heavily on concepts, beliefs and values that we have been socialised with for many years, and which we therefore take for granted. I look forward to employ my experience to help communicate in ways that nudge the recipients to think differently and challenge their own belief systems. In addition to that, I have many years of experience in radio journalism, having previously worked for the Kosovo public broadcaster. One take-away from that experience that I truly cherish is the emphasis on knowing your audience. At the CSCP, understanding the businesses, policy makers and partner organisations that we work with is very important because we would not be the collaborating centre that we are if we didn’t bring them all together to make change happen.

  1. Your impressions on the CSCP so far?

On top of its unique interdisciplinary profile, the CSCP also strikes the right balance between the think and do services that it offers. However, what I find particularly inspiring in the case of the CSCP is the way it engages with topics: using a thorough understanding of the problem at hand as a springboard, the real focus here is on finding creative, impactful and efficient solutions in a very collaborative way. In addition, the CSCP genuinely lives up to the ‘social responsibility’ hallmark of sustainability – its family friendliness for example is unmatched. Finally, a great advantage of working at the CSCP is being part of a thriving environment and working with smart people who invest a lot of passion in what they do.

For further questions, please get in direct contact with Flandra Syla-Beqiri

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CSR.digital – Sustainably Competitive Kicks-Off on 2 July 2020

2. April 2020 - 15:49

How can Small and Medium-Sized enterprises (SMEs) strengthen their resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and exercise responsible leadership after the crisis? What leverages can digitalisation offer with respect to this? Moreover, how can SMEs successfully adapt sustainability as part of their digital responsibility strategy? The first-ever Centre for Digital Responsibility in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), which goes by the name CSR.digital aims to answer these questions collaboratively with economic, social and civic actors in the state.

CSR.digital – Sustainably Competitive is a collaboration between the CSCP and its networking partners, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce North Rhine-Westphalia and Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. The new centre will link partners from sectors such as business, science, start-ups, civil society as well as chambers and associations. It aims to inform businesses and support them to jointly develop solutions for entrepreneurial challenges in the age of digitalisation, sustainability, and lately under changed circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus lies on the purpose of digitalisation and includes areas such as corporate culture, circular economy, digital leadership, responsibility in the supply chain as well as aspects of social entrepreneurship. During the course of the project, the CSCP and its partners will peak into the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence and ask questions about ethical boundaries of digital optimisation. The project will also look for concrete examples of SMEs in NRW that have already found ways to combine digital advancements with proactive steps towards a more sustainable business, be it with regard to climate neutrality, product innovation or employee engagement.

Economics and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart stated, “We are consistently continuing along the path we have embarked on with the topic of responsible corporate management in digital times. Digitalisation must be at the service of the people. I am pleased we are now bundling various aspects of digitalisation in connection with economic responsibility in a state-wide centre, offering companies a contact point in North Rhine-Westphalia and thus assuming a genuine pioneering role.’’

In order to serve its purpose of delivering orientation to SMEs in the complex fields of sustainability and digitalisation, CSR.digital provides vital insights by offering workshops, co-working with interested organisations in NRW as well as a newly developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), that will be hosted by the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf.

CSR.digital – Sustainably Competitive is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of NRW via the EFRE fund.

For further information, please contact Patrick Bottermann

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Rethinking Packaging From the Consumer’s Perspective

1. April 2020 - 15:54

Despite growing consensus about scaling-up sustainable food packaging and promoting un-packaged food, consumer perspectives on these topics often remain on the sidelines. For example, how do contextual circumstances influence consumers’ attitudes about unpackaged food? What if consumers are guided by conventional packaging norms and prefer laminated paper over highly recyclable monoplastic packaging? What happens if despite sustainable packaging, consumers do not sort trash appropriately and, quite importantly, why do they lack the incentives to do that? The newly established Club for Sustainable Packaging Solutions (Club für Nachhaltige Verpackungslösungen) puts the focus on consumer behavioural change as key towards more sustainability.

The German “Club for Sustainable Packaging Solutions” focuses on the packaging/plastics workstream within the Consumer Insight Action Panel and has already identified behavioral barriers for closing the resource loop on packaging. Central to the club’s work is not clustering consumer behaviours as right or wrong, but rather pointing out the key factors that lead to specific behavioural patterns. In the words of Stephan Schaller, CSCP who moderates the club on packaging/plastics, “The club aims to better understand the underlying motivations and drivers behind certain consumer behaviours in order to think about interventions that may help to solve the problem. Designing and implementing circular packaging solutions is a collective responsibility of the whole value chain.”

The club consists of multiple stakeholders, including retailers like ALDI Nord/ALDI Süd, dm drogerie-markt and REWE Group, system gastronomy providers like McDonald‘s Germany, packaging companies, waste collectors and recyclers as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Due to its multi-stakeholder nature, the club hosts a great variety of perspectives and, most importantly, complementary competencies and experiences in order address consumer needs in comprehensive ways.

The club aims to generate sustainable packaging solutions developed collaboratively by the stakeholders and through enhanced engagement with consumers.

The Club for Sustainable Packaging Solutions is a nonprofit initiative led by the CSCP and funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt – DBU) and it is part of the Consumer Insight Action Panel, which includes other field-specific clubs. The results from the packaging/plastics club will be fed back directly to the EU level as policy recommendations. Outcomes, in the form of documents and (virtual) learning sessions, will support knowledge-sharing with other actors, in particular Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

For further questions, please contact Stephan Schaller

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The CSCP Kicked-Off “Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation” in Collaboration With DBU

1. April 2020 - 12:33

How can digitalisation help companies become more sustainable, and in turn how can digitalisation itself become more sustainable in the process? These questions are at the heart of the ‘Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation’, the project that kicked-off in March 2020 –  its goal, creating a comprehensive and concise framework that helps companies design sustainable digitalisation processes.

The questions that companies have to face when it comes to digitalisation are manifold: What does digitalisation mean for social responsibility and the environmental impact of a company? How can a company contribute to a good life for its customers through digital means, while at the same time ensuring that digital resources are used in responsible ways. How can digitalisation be used for good workplace designs? Is the company and the customer/consumer data safe?

Despite such complex and pressing questions, to date, there is no clear ethical framework that can guide companies in shaping their digitalisation efforts in sustainable ways. The project ‘Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation’ aims to close this gap by providing companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  with a framework for orientation and action. The charter– a short, but concise document – will be developed in collaboration with relevant stakeholder groups and it will take into account existing initiatives on the topics of digitalisation and sustainability.

In 2020, the aim is to design a participatory collaborative process together with relevant companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and scientists, which would set the framework for compiling the charter.

The process is still open. Interested companies, NGOs or scientists are welcome to come on board- please reach out to Patrick Eisenhauer for more details.

The ‘Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation’ is being developed in the light of global and national environmental and social challenges that have led companies to carry a wide range of actions as part of their social responsibility. The ‘Charter for Sustainable Development’ aims to define some of the most crucial challenges and potentials of digitalisation, and provide companies with a framework for sustainable business in a digitalisation-driven world.

The project ‘Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation’ is funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), which supports innovative, exemplary and solution-oriented projects for the protection of the environment with special emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises.

For more information, please contact Patrik Eisenhauer.

Photo by Daniel Gonzalez on Unsplash

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The CSCP Supports Solingen to Revitalise its City Centre by Boosting Sustainable Manufacturing in “Gläserne Manufaktur”

30. März 2020 - 15:38

The city of Solingen has a clear and ambitious goal: revitalise the inner city by boosting manufacturing. Think of a large and dusty retail property totally reinvented: from a forgotten vacant location to a space where manufacturers can sell their products under a common roof and make manufacturing more tangible to the wider public.

The “Urban Production in the ‘Bergisches Land’ Triangle – Competiveness, Innovation and City Quarter Development” which is an umbrella project for eight smaller projects, kicked-off in early March 2020. Through the “Gläserne Manufaktur” project, which the CSCP supports, the city of Solingen plans to specifically promote the development, production and consumption of high-quality, sustainable products from Solingen and the region at a central location in the city.

The aim of the project is to create a joint innovation, experimentation and experience space for producers of the Solingen region in a location like a vacant retail property or an old commercial building. On the chosen location, companies of different sizes and from different sectors will come together to showcase and present their manufacturing work as well as offer their products for sale. In addition, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, experiments or tastings will be offered.

The CSCP supports the “Gläserne Manufaktur” project with a series of Design Thinking workshops that enable entrepreneurs, start-ups as well as established companies to generate sustainable products and services or innovate their business models. In an inspiring environment, the CSCP will introduce methods and tools for collaboration and co-creation that can spark new ideas for products and services. A first workshop, aimed at introducing participants with the principles of Design Thinking and how to apply those to specific cases, is planned for September 2020.

Let us know if you are interested by contacting Stephan Schaller.

Furthermore, the CSCP will develop a regional label for sustainable products and services.  Suitable criteria will be identified through hot-spot and sweet-spot analysis.

The project “Urban Production in the ‘Bergisches Land’ Triangle – Competiveness, Innovation and City Quarter Development” , is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.

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‘weiter_wirken’ Our New Programme on Fostering Sustainable Behaviour for NRW-based NGOs

30. März 2020 - 11:52

Changing behaviours towards greater sustainability is an important, but also very complex task. It requires not only challenging existing belief systems and practices, but also coming up with creative ways to introduce and promote more sustainable ones. ‘weiter_wirken – Communicating Sustainability Successfully’ takes the model of our Academy of Change and brings it into the context of North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) to support non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in designing projects and activities that effectively promote sustainable behaviours and practices.

Through a series of workshops, NGO representatives who work on ecological and social sustainability will be trained in designing and communicating projects and activities that promote sustainable behaviour patterns. In addition to highlighting behaviours that are better for the climate, the environment and a fairer world, the training program offers participants with a nuanced understanding of human behaviour and the cognitive biases that so often stand in the way of more sustainable practises.

The focus of the programme are NRW-based NGOs that aspire to become leaders in sustainable behaviour change. Participants will be offered the comprehensive insights as well as the practical tools that are needed to design impactful projects and activities that foster sustainable behaviour. Additionally, participants will become part of a wide networking and learning space, as sustainability-oriented organisations from various areas will exchange experiences, discuss challenges and share knowledge.

Sounds interesting? Then, stay tuned – the call for applications will open in early summer 2020! Sign up for our newsletter to be informed.

weiter_wirken is a non-profit initiative of the CSCP and its cooperating partners Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen and ecosign/ Akademie für Gestaltung. The project runs until summer 2021.

For further questions, please contact Christian Malarciuc.

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REIF Project on Intelligent Food Chains Has Kicked-Off

25. März 2020 - 12:05

Food industry is complex: product safety requirements are strict, forecasts for agricultural outcome are unreliable, and consumption trends can change quickly. In Germany, vast quantities of food, amounting for up to 11 million tons, get lost during the production process alone. Smart food chains, that reduce waste and help preserve the eco-system, are needed more than ever. To address this pressing need, the search for Resource-Efficient, Economic and Intelligent Foodchain (REIF), has officially started.

In the course of the next three years, the REIF project team will identify approaches and create concepts to reduce food waste based on Artficial Intelligence (AI). The large amount of data that the food industry has to generate to address strict regulatory requirements, is an excellent opportunity for an AI-based approach. Artificial Intelligence will make it possible to use the accumulated data to optimise processes in the food value chain.

The focus of REIF will lie on the three product groups – meat, dairy and bread – although a later inclusion of other product groups is also foreseen. The research will look at both production streams (improving efficiency of production lines) and consumption streams (looking at better models to forecast demands) with the aim to create a better connection between consumption and production.

Relying on advanced expertise in multi-stakeholder engagement, the CSCP will support the effective and efficient integration of all relevant stakeholders during and after the project. Also, the CSCP will offer training and further education to enable participating companies to adapt to operational processes and organisational learning.

By analysing the needs of manufacturers, retailers and end consumers, the requirements for AI-based services will be sharpened and the range of solutions and concepts improved to ensure connectivity and further use of the project results.

The application potential of AI ranges from the improvement of singular production processes, for example the reduction in production waste in baking bread through the implementation of soft sensors, to approaches that consider the whole value chain up to the consumer, for example through the implementation of consumption forecasts and their feeding back into the upstream production processes.

The REIF consortium consists of 18 partners and it will be coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

For further information, please contact Rosa Strube.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.
Photo by Rodolfo Marques on Unsplash.

 

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Meet Christian Malarciuc, New Project Manager in the Sustainable Lifestyles (SL) Team

24. März 2020 - 9:56

Christian, a former market researcher, will support the CSCP in projects focusing on behaviour change and will work closely with NGOs and businesses in fostering more sustainable lifestyle practices.

Why did you want to work for the CSCP?

As someone who has always been interested in both the theoretical as well as practical underpinnings of sustainability issues, I was very much drawn to the CSCP’s position as a Think and Do tank. Beyond this, what really appealed to me was the internationality of the team and diversity of projects as I studied in different countries and enjoy delving into different topic areas. Also, I very much share the CSCP’s approach to collaboration and focus on facilitating communication among different stakeholders. Because that is exactly what we need more of today in my opinion.

What drew you to work in sustainability?

I have always been driven by a curiosity to understand why things are the way they are. My bachelor’s degree in Arts & Culture helped me to see the interdisciplinary nature of things and how the interplay between different factors gives rise to the kind of society we live in. Sustainability issues, and our discussions about them, present a fascinating gateway into precisely these systemic dynamics as they force us to (re)consider the kind of values we uphold and aspire to as a society, thereby putting into question traditional practices and structures. It is this potential for systemic change that has always intrigued me about ‘sustainability’ as a subject, leading me to do a master’s degree in Environmental Governance.

What would you highlight from your past experience and how does that relate to the CSCP?

I think I was lucky enough to study programs that shared the CSCP’s focus on interdisciplinarity and building connections between different areas and stakeholders in society. It is a mindset which I share and which provides a great foundation for the kind of work we do here. In terms of practical experience, I used to work in b2b market research which helped me gain an understanding of the needs and challenges that private companies face as well as provided me with great knowledge about research methods. Since part of our work within the Sustainable Lifestyles (SL) team focuses on helping businesses and organisations foster more sustainable lifestyle practices, I look to contribute my knowledge towards smart behaviour change interventions that really make an impact.

What are the topics/projects that you are most excited about in your new job?

The main project that I am working on is called weiter_wirken and it is based on the model of our Academy of Change (AOC). The project is about capacity building and aims to support NGOs and initiatives from the NRW region to increase the impact of their projects that focus on fostering sustainable lifestyles. Behaviour change insights constitute a highly complex and just as important area, which many NGOs do not yet incorporate into the design of their projects and campaigns. With weiter_wirken, as with the Academy of Change, we want to fill in this knowledge gap and support organisations in designing more impactful behavior change projects and activities.

For further questions, please contact Christian Malarciuc.

 

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We’re Open for Collaboration!

19. März 2020 - 9:00

As an international think and do tank, with stakeholders and partners around the globe, the CSCP is following the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic closely. As we try to adapt to the changing circumstances attentively and responsibly, we are striving to find new and creative ways to continue our work and carry forth our great collaborations.

We have switched most of our work to be carried out remotely and are substituting face-to-face meetings and events with virtual ones. As an organisation with established practices of environmental-friendly ways of working, we are relying on our great expertise in new technologies and formats to make our digital meetings and events effective, interactive and insightful.

One of our next events has turned webinar, therefore we are excited to invite you to join our Making Circularity a Priority for Cities, Towns, Villages and Municipal Utilities Webinar, 1 April 2020, at 1pm CET

Furthermore, a creative, virtual start of the second round of the Academy of Change is also on the way!

Further updates on upcoming events – like the official launch of The National Dialogue Forum for Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail – and projects will be shared promptly.

As we stay focused on prioritising health in our global community, we look forward to connect and stay connected to you virtually!

For further questions, please contact Flandra Syla-Beqiri

 

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Join Our Webinar: Making Circularity a Priority for Cities, Towns, Villages and Municipal Utilities, 1 April 2020 at 1pm CET

18. März 2020 - 11:48

In the light of new developments related to the coronavirus, the NetWorkshop on Circular Cities>Towns>Villages and Municipal Utilities, originally planned for 1 and 2 April 2020 is postponed and will be rescheduled on a later date. However, the CSCP and Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) have put together an informative and hands-on digital programme to deliver Circular Economy insights and support municipalities in exploring their role as circular change agents.

A selected group of keynote speakers will share their expertise and insights during a 90 min webinar, taking place during the originally planned start of the NetWorkshop.

Speakers:

Circular Economy as European priority – the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan and the role of cities
Emmanuelle Maire, European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment, Head of Unit B1 – Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption

Starting the transition towards a Circular City – Why, how, with whom? The case of Copenhagen
Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard, former mayor of Copenhagen and CEO of Greenovation

Circular city approaches and success stories – Insights and case examples
Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Join the Webinar Circular Cities > Towns > Villages on 1 April 2020, 13:00-14:30 – an insightful session helping us to understand the relevance of circularity for cities and municipal utilities, the role of regulation as well as the opportunities and challenges facing municipalities in their journey towards more circularity.

To join the webinar, please register here.

To learn more about circularity in the context of local municipalities, please also check out our Circular Economy Guidebook for Cities.

Please contact Stephan Schaller for further questions.

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