Wed, May 04

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Brazil: Building Inclusive Circular Ecosystems in Urban Hubs at Scale

The transition to a circular economy in Brazil is driven by the potential for an economic boom, where Porto Alegre is an example of enabling the circular transition. Join the discussion with circular leaders in Latin America.

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Brazil: Building Inclusive Circular Ecosystems in Urban Hubs at Scale

Time & Location

May 04, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

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About the event

Session Description 

Represented by distinct geographies, critical environmental ecosystems and diverse communities, Brazil is an important stakeholder in aiding the transition to inclusive & regenerative circular platform. As the gateway to circularity in Latin America, this session will focus on how an inclusive circular economy transition can be an economic boom for Brazil, and how cities such as Porto Alegre can reposition urban areas as an environmental beacon for progress and job creation.

Session Panelists:

  • Ricardo Bomfim Alves, Head of Circularity, Enel Brazil
  • Rodrigo Perpétuo, Executive-Secretary, ICLEI South America
  • Luisa Santiago, Latin America Lead, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Guilherme Gonçalves, Intersectoral Cooperation for Climate Protection in Urban Solid Waste Management Program Coordinator, GIZ

Moderator: Fernanda Scur, Circular Economy Lead, PYXERA Global Latin America

Key Participant Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a local perspective of the opportunities and barriers that exist in Brazil to transition to an inclusive circular platform
  • Get a keen understanding of how local culture and behavior influence circular design and implementation
  • Understand the policies and procurements that exist in Porto Alegre to enable the circular transition
  • Gain context on the important role the private sector plays in the circular transition in Brazil

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