World Circular Economy Forum 2017 (WCEF)

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The Ministry of the Environment is one of the organisers of the global circular economy event World Circular Economy Forum 2017 (WCEF) on 5–6 June 2017.  The main organiser is the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

The event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field.

Monday 5 June

12.00  Welcome to WCEF2017 
Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finland

14.15–15.45 Circular Blueprints Gameshow — Driving the Economic Transition in the Nordics and Beyond
One of the panel members: Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finland

14.45 Collective Impact for Sustainable Consumption and a Circular Economy
One of the panel members: Senior Architect Harri Hakaste, Finnish Ministry of the Environment

Tuesday 6 June 2017

11.00  Forest-Based Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation
Keynote address: Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finland

Programme in the Ministry of the Environment Lounge

Monday 5 June

                          10.00–13.00  Commitment 2050 (commitment2050.fi/)
                          13.00–15.00  Textile recycling pilot and new products — project Telaketju (poistotekstiili.turkuamk.fi)
                          15.00–17.00  Circwaste project (syke.fi)

Tuesday 6 June 2017

                           9.00–11.00    New nutrient recycling and renewable energy solutions
                          11.00–13.00  Peloton Club (pelotonclub.me)
                          13.00–15.00  Contaminated land reconditioning and soil recycling
                          15.00–17.00  Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme

Night of Circular Solutions

The Ministry of the Environment is taking part in the Night of Circular Solutions  6 - 7 June presented by he Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. This is an intensive one night adventure, where students and researchers from different majors and backgrounds get to put their academic know-how into action. During the night multidisciplinary teams will develop concrete solutions to current and actual circular economy issues.

The Night will consist of problem solving, meeting mentors (eight of them from the Ministry) and verifying developed ideas with facilitated assistance. The teams will be taken on an adventure across the beautiful centre of Helsinki, all ending in a spectacular final where the fine-tuned solutions will be presented.