Yearbook 2015/16: “Sustainable Consumption and Production: Towards a Circular Economy”

Topic

Once more this year, the Global Sustain mission is to challenge, inspire and raise awareness about another critical sustainability issue. “Sustainable Consumption and Production: Towards a Circular Economy” is the theme of Yearbook, the prominent global publication, that aims to trigger for the ninth consecutive year a global discussion. Global Sustain is preparing the forthcoming publication in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and specifically with the Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP). In times where material wealth is cherished, global population is rapidly rising and there is ever-growing consumption, the process by which products and services are delivered to our doors has become increasingly complex and global. On the other hand, decisions and actions taken by consumers may have a serious impact on the environment and consumers lack the necessary information in order to make smart decisions. In a word of approximately nine billion people by 2050 according to UN forecasts, the challenge is to manage these interdependencies in a way that human development makes advances without causing harm to the environment and our planetary boundaries. Sustainable consumption and production gives as an opportunity to harness creativity to enable a better future. It maximizes our business potential to transform environmental challenges into economic opportunities, innovation, restorative industry, job creation and better life quality.

Special Topics

  • Priority sectors & mainstreaming
  • New consumption models
  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • Life cycle thinking
  • Policies, strategies & action plans
  • Sustainable value chain
  • Eco-innovation
  • Resource efficiency improvement
  • Sustainable packaging
  • SCP measurement & communication

In Collaboration With:

Participants

Sirpa Pietikäinen

Sirpa Pietikäinen

Rapporteur for the Circular Economy, MEP, Group of the European People's Party

Magali Outters

Magali Outters

Team Leader – SwitchMed Policy Area, Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)

Dr. Christian Avérous

Dr. Christian Avérous

Economist, Former Head of the Environmental Performance and Information Division, OECD

Dr. Nancy Bocken

Dr. Nancy Bocken

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

OTE Group

OTE Group

Klas Eric Soderquist

Klas Eric Soderquist

Associate Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Managemen, Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business

Dionisis Ammolohitis

Dionisis Ammolohitis

CEO, Manifest Services

Ida Margrete Meier Auken

Ida Margrete Meier Auken

Founder, Danish Network for Circular Economy

Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

First Vice-President of the European Commission

Weine Wiqvist

Weine Wiqvist

President, Municipal Waste Europe

Nadine Cino

Nadine Cino

CEO & co-Inventor, Tyga-Box

Anders Wijkman

Anders Wijkman

Co-President, Club of Rome, Former Member of the European Parliament

Stefan Gradenwitz

Stefan Gradenwitz

Senior Vice President, Rental & Used Solutions, Toyota Material Handling Europe

CB Bhattacharya

CB Bhattacharya

Pietro Ferrero Chair in Sustainability & Director, Center for Sustainable Business, ESMT

Ioannis Kallias

Ioannis Kallias

CEO, TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Co-Founder, Danish Network for Circular Economy

Gaetano Leone

Gaetano Leone

Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan

Dr. Janez Potocnik

Dr. Janez Potocnik

Co-Chair, International Resource Panel

Athanassia Athanassiou

Athanassia Athanassiou

Senior Researcher, Smart Materials Group, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Virginia Janssens

Virginia Janssens

Managing Director, The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment

Dr. Fiona Charnley

Dr. Fiona Charnley

Lecturer in Sustainable Product and Service Design in Competitive Creative Design (C4D), Cranfield University

Marlehn Thieme

Marlehn Thieme

Chairwoman, German Council for Sustainable Development

Andrew Bovarnick

Andrew Bovarnick

Global Head, Green Commodities Programme Lead Natural Resource Economist, UNDP

Enrique de Villamore

Enrique de Villamore

Director, Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)

Marion Courtois

Marion Courtois

Business Engineer & Circular Economy Senior Expert, ACR+

Alex Athanassoulas

Alex Athanassoulas

President & CEO, Stirixis Group

Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

Seigo Robinson

Seigo Robinson

Senior Consultant-Circular Economy Lead, The European Remanufacturing Network-ERN

Volkmar Klein MdB

Volkmar Klein MdB

Member of the German Bundestag

Máté Kriza

Máté Kriza

Founder & Chairman, Foundation for Circular Economy

Partners

Presentation Events

Yearbook 2015/16 presentations in 2016.

  • Athens: June 30
  • Barcelona: October 19
  • Berlin: November 8
  • Brussels: December 7