13:30 - 14:30

Session 3A

Circular Economy & the 21st Century City

- Unlocking Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits of the Sustainable City

Cities across the world are switching to a more circular approach, especially regarding the materials used. Making cities circular is a key driver of the transition to a greener society, where cities can prosper while at the same time lead the shift towards a restorative economy. This session will shed light on how a circular economy can benefit cities from an economic, social and environmental perspective, while addressing energy and materials efficiency, lower pollution levels, and job creation on a global basis. Furthermore, this session will bring together stakeholders from different sectors, such as governments and municipalities, and other urban stakeholders.

Speakers:

 

Martijn Lopes Cardozo (moderator)

CEO, Circle Economy

Steve Fisher (keynote)

President & CEO, Novelis

Serge Gaudin

Director Strategy & Sustainability, Novelis Europe

Dirk Inghels

Director Quality & HSE, ALVANCE

Ana Cabral-Gardner

Co-Chair and Co-CEO, Sigma Lithium

Councillor Susan Aitken

Leader of Glasgow City Council, City of Glasgow