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16/10/2023

Ever-increasing circles – how the circular economy transition delivers against wider policy agendas

Organiser: ReLondon

Presenters: Ann Pettifor, Lord Callanan, Shirley Rodrigues, Catherine Barber, Wayne Hubbard, Sonia Brown, Alison McRae, Rob Robinson, Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Victoria Lawson, Antony Buchan, Richard Bradbury, Sophia Wyatt, Chris Barrett, Glynn Stevenson,

Agenda

2:30pm - Introduction and welcome - Wayne Hubbard, CEO, ReLondon

2:35pm - Keynote - Global perspective: How circular economy meets not just environmental but also social and economic objectives - Ann Pettifor, political economist and Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME)

2:55pm - National perspective: The role of circular economy in national policy and meeting Government objectives - Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

3:00pm - City perspective: A view from London on policies and progress on circular economy - Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy

3:10pm - Panel discussion: A view from UK circular cities and regions, chaired by Wayne Hubbard. Panellists: Catherine Barber, Greater London Authority; Alison McRae, Circular Glasgow, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce; Rob Robinson, Kent County Council; Glynn Stevenson, Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority

3:40pm - Presentation: How financial services can both support and help drive circularity - Sonia Brown, UK Vice President of Government Engagement, Visa

3:50pm - Presentation: Local perspective: Working with business and the community to support a just transition - Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Deputy Leader, Ealing Council and Chair of Transport Environment Committee

3:55pm - Panel discussion: Making circular economy deliver for communities, chaired by Cllr Deirdre Costigan. Panellists: Antony Buchan, ReLondon; Victoria Lawson, LEDNet; Richard Bradbury, Camden Council; Sophia Wyatt, Library of Things; Chris Barrett, ThinkFOUND

4:25pm - Summary and closing remarks - Wayne Hubbard, CEO, ReLondon

4:30pm - Event closes