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The Circular Economy: Redesigning the Future

Thursday 14 February 2013 18:00 to 19:00 GMT


Chatham House, London


Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Chair: Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Type: Members Events

Dame Ellen MacArthur will argue that the world's economy and systems of production are inherently unsustainable; industrial processes consume energy and commodities, deplete finite resources and create products that ultimately end up in landfills. She will discuss an alternative model and the possibility of shifting to an economy that is not only sustainable, but regenerative by intention: a circular economy.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed for members only. The live stream will be made available here at 18:00 GMT on Thursday 14 February.

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This event will be followed by a reception. 

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Audio (MP3) The Circular Economy: Redesigning the Future – Dame Ellen MacArthur (Click to download)

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