Ireland, the EU & the Circular Economy

📅 10:30am (GMT) | Tuesday 8 December 2020 | Online

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is delighted to invite you to an online event ‘Ireland, the EU & the Circular Economy’.

This online event will discuss key elements of the circular economy in Ireland, with a particular focus on how Ireland can transition towards a more circular economy and how the EU can help.

The European Commission adopted earlier this year a new Circular Economy Action Plan. This includes plans to ensure products will be designed to last longer and be easier to repair, recycle and reuse. It aims to boost sustainable textiles, and help ensure clothes will be made to last longer. It also covers action on single use plastics and microplastics, and sets out plans for minimising waste exports outside the EU.

Format: There will be opening comments from the panel of speakers followed by a question and answer session with participants.

William Neale – Adviser on Circular Economy and Green Growth at the European Commission’s Environment Directorate General
Les Carberry – Head of the Circular Economy Division, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Prof. Kevin O’Connor – BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre
Emma Walsh – International Partnerships Director of FoodCloud

Moderator: Noelle O’Connell, CEO EM Ireland

Further information on how to join the online discussion will be circulated to registered attendees the day before the event.