Archived Webinar

Circular economy and climate change

"A transition to the circular economy will help us effectively tackle climate change."

There is an urgent need to move from the predominant take, use, waste linear economy towards a regenerative circular economy – particularly in light of the many national and corporate pledges toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To date, much of the decarbonization discourse has revolved around the energy sector, rather than on material opportunity. It is time to recognize and react to the fact that 70 percent of GhGs emitted are directly linked to material handling and use.  

In this session of the Learning Series, we explore the dematerialization and decarbonization challenges and opportunities to reduce GHG emissions, leverage low-carbon policies, and enable private-sector circularity in key industrial (and complementary) sectors and business innovations around the world. The expert panel includes practitioners, academics, and leading global voices. 

About the Presenters

Max Åhman

Associate Professor, Lund University

Max Åhman is an Associate Professor in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University

Molly Walton

Transport Manager, We Mean Business Coalition

Molly Walton is the Energy and Transport Manager at the We Mean Business Coalition where she directs and coordinates the Coalition’s approach to these two systems

Anirban Ghosh

Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

Anirban Ghosh is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the USD $20 billion Mahindra Group

Stephane Hallegatte

Senior Climate Change Advisor, World Bank Group

Stephane Hallegatte is the Senior Climate Change Advisor of the World Bank Climate Change Group 

Questions Submitted

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 30, 2022
Great series


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jose luis

- Jul 26, 2022
muy bueno
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