Circularity: Trends, Challenges and Future Solutions
06 March 2024, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion and networking reception, gathering experts in Circularity from across sectors in the UK and the Netherlands.
Room 3047 Sidings StLondonE20 2AE
You are kindly invited to attend an evening panel discussion, gathering experts from across sectors in the UK and the Netherlands to discuss trends, challenges, and future solutions in the field of Circularity.
The theme of Circularity has grown in popularity over the last decade, as challenges around resource availability and environmental erosion have increased across the globe. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and with an estimated 70% of this population expected to be concentrated in urban areas, urban systems are contributing ever more to these challenges. Experts in, and proponents of, circularity across sectors widely agree that the impact of these urban systems must be mitigated through the implementation of circular practices and systems.
This event, hosted by UCL Global Engagement and the UCL Circularity Hub, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, will bring together representatives from academia, industry, and policy for a conversation around Circularity. Panel experts will discuss innovative approaches to a circular economy, why these approaches are necessary, and what they think the future holds for this field.
Attendees are invited to arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 event start.
Following the panel discussion, you are kindly invited to attend a networking reception, with drinks and canapes.
About the Speakers
H.E. Mr. Karel J.G. van Oosterom
Dutch Ambassador to the UK
Prof Geraint Rees
UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation, and Global Engagement)