Circular economy conference 2022

This online conference will build on research by Chatham House, and others, to drive 
forward an inclusive circular economy agenda and promote a just transition to circular 
economic models.

Research event, Panel
24 February 2022 — 10:00AM TO 4:30PM

The third annual Chatham House Circular Economy Conference, will host three sessions, focussing on global circular economy developments, trade frameworks, and metrics and indicators for circular businesses and financial regulation. Register your interest now to secure your place at this free international conference, which will bring together circular economy leaders from policy, business, academia and civil society across the emerging economies and the developed world to identify best practices, initiatives and existing alliances that can help to build the pathways for achieving this vision.

More speakers will be confirmed shortly.


Thursday, 24 February 2022 (GMT - timings subject to change)

Introduction and welcome remarks

Professor Tim Benton, Director, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House
Patrick Schröder, Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House


Keynote presentation

Ladeja Godina Košir, Chair of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform; Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change


Panel one | National developments and opportunities for international collaboration on the circular economy

Ms Astrid Schomaker, Director for Green Diplomacy and Multilateralism, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission
Professor Carlton Waterhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kari Herlevi, Project Director, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Dr. Lai Van Manh, Director of the Department of Economics of Natural Resources and Environment at Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Vietnam
Moderator: Maya de Souza, Circular Economy Campaign Director, Business in the Community


Lunch break


Panel two | The role of international trade in the circular economy transition

Antoine Oger, Head of Global Challenges and SDGs Team, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Christophe Bellmann, Head of Policy Analysis and Strategy, Forum on Trade, Environment, and the SDGs (TESS)
Johan Mulder, Chief of the International Trade Unit, Division of International Trade and Integration of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Kimberley Botwright, Lead, Global Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum
Maria Teresa Pisani, Acting Head, Sustainable Trade and Outreach Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Moderator: Dr Jack Barrie, Research Fellow, Chatham House




Panel three | Metrics and indicators for circular businesses and financial regulation

Catherine Chevauché, Veolia Strategy and Innovation, and Chairperson for the ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 323 on Circular economy
Jacco Verstraeten-Jochemsen, Business Strategies Lead, Circle Economy
Mathilde Crêpy, Senior Programme Manager, Circular Economy, Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS)
Yumiko Hata, Director, Resource, Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan
Moderator: Rebecca Chapman, Specialist, Environmental Issues, UNPRI


Closing remarks


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