Presentations
26/03
at 10H30 | 520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC

Transitioning to Circular Economy: North-American Implementation

Presented by: EDDEC Institute
Moderated by: Mélanie MacDonald, Insitut de l'environnement, du développement durable et de l'économie circulaire
Green and circular economy
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- Transition to a circular economy - Deployment status in the province of Quebec

The province of Québec is one of the most advanced regions in North America in the transition to a circular economy. What strategies have been implemented and what steps have been taken so far? What are the next steps to come? What role has the EDDEC Institute played in this process? How can Quebec's initiatives be better linked to those implemented at the Canadian and American levels in order to create a synergy effect? These are the questions that this presentation and the panel that will follow will attempt to answer.

- Deployment of the circular economy in the Americas: overview of the situation in the United States and Latin America

Mr Alston will speak about the current understanding and application of the Circular Economy in the Americas. He will include commentary on the need to integrate the circular economy with existing work on sustainable development and will speak to the lack of consistency in definition and understanding of what the circular economy is. Examples of activities in the Americas will be included to illuminate the topic.

- Building a coalition to accelerate Canadian leadership in the global Circular Economy

This presentation will serve as an introduction to the work of Canada's "Circular Economy Leadership Coalition". This is a group of leading businesses, NGOs, think thanks and academics who are providing thought leadership, technical expertise and a collaborative platform to drive innovation aimed at making Canada a world leader in building a sustainable, prosperous, zero-waste, low-carbon-emitting Circular Economy that benefits the lives of people at home and abroad. A summary of priority policies, projects and initiatives will be shared - including plans regarding the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum that will be hosted in Canada.