Webinar: Towards circular economy on Mediterranean Islands

The 2nd BLUEISLANDS webinar is set on 22 May 2018, at 14.30, Brussels time.

Circular economy promotes sustainable economic development. It is particularly based on the optimization of flows, resources consumption (material and energy), reduction of nuisances’ production and the dynamics of cooperation on a territory.

This capacity building webinar will:

  • Explain the definition of circular economy by giving examples of circularity of resources alone, then of resources and knowledge, and finally of territorial cooperation of actors (circularity of knowledge flows).Give economic elements in favor of this new approach (gains due to resources optimization of the value chain);
  • Underline the steps to be taken for implementing a policy in favor of circularity (mobilization of public and private actors, modification of consumption habits, technological and social innovations);
  • Conclude with concrete examples adapted to the context of the islands in the Mediterranean.

The speaker for this webinar will be Mahe AMETRANO, with 18 years of expertise in environmental management and sustainable development and expertise in supporting SMEs in their strategy for environmental protection and circular economy.