Making the taxonomy work for the circular economy in the EU and UK

Can the EU’s flagship sustainable finance policy deliver a net zero and circular transition?

Research event, Roundtable Invitation only
5 October 2022 — 9:30AM TO 11:30AM

Finance is an essential enabler for the transition to a net zero and circular economy. Circular economy approaches can reduce environmental impacts and improve financial resilience, but dedicated finance for the circular economy has so far been scarce. The EU’s green taxonomy promises to strengthen definitions and information on circular activities, providing an essential tool for unlocking circular activities, business models and finance.

In this virtual roundtable, Chatham House will convene industry experts, investors and policymakers to discuss the challenges of implementing the taxonomy for a circular economy, with the built environment sector as a case study. Sessions will include expert presentations, breakout groups and plenary discussions to foster knowledge exchange and concrete policy recommendations.

  • Session 1: Tackling taxonomy implementation and alignment in the near-term

  • Session 2: Fostering an economy-wide transition in the long run

Discussions will be held under the Chatham House Rule and roundtable outcomes will feed into a policy paper on circular economy in the EU and UK taxonomies, to be published in January 2023.

The event is funded by the Laudes Foundation and is invitation-only. If you are involved in the work of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance or UK Green Technical Advisory Group and would like more event details, please contact Klas Wetterberg.

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