Upskilling and Reskilling: Building a Foundation for the Circular Economy
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About the Event
This event will present the Circular Economy Alliance as a method for global cooperation for Circular Economy development and provide examples for upskilling and reskilling to achieve this goal. The speakers will provide an overview and examples on sustainable business, sustainable education, industry 4.0, waste management circular procurement and the financial instruments needed for the development of Circular Economy.
The Circular Economy Alliance (CEA) was established with the support of the Circular Economy Research Center at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech. Our purpose and motivation is to alleviate the damage of the world's current linear economy (which is becoming increasingly costly and problematic due to resource scarcity, over-consumption, environmental destruction, and waste) by enabling the successful transition to a circular economy. It is our belief that an alliance of stakeholders with differing backgrounds, expertise and experiences is crucial and that cooperation will be more effective if it works in unison to achieve the following: (1) identify front-line problems and development gaps, (2) define action requirements, (3) propose workable solutions, (4) share measurable results and best practices, and, (5) provide the training needed to upskill and reskill current and future labour forces. Indeed, CEA research shows that a smooth transition to a less problematic, more profitable, and more inclusive economy is not only possible, it can also be expedited by a targeted approach of understanding, education, and coordinated partnership.
Panelists: - Prof. Giorgos Dimitriou, Director at CERC - Dr. Saman Sarbazvatan, Research Fellow at CERC & CEA - Joyce Halloun, Project Coordinator at CERC & CEA - Jonathan T. Scott, Senior Research Fellow at CERC & CEA - Alessio Franconi, Research Fellow at CERC & CEA
Moderator: - Matthew Greenley, Research Fellow at CERC & CEA