2021/12/03 – Turning Point – the Circular Economy in Canada

  • Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Location: Event was livestreamed, no recording available

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) released the report, Turning Point, informed by the Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada, a multidisciplinary group of 16 experts from across Canada and abroad. The report identifies the opportunities and challenges for a circular economy in Canada, including the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of a circular transition. Members of the Expert Panel will share the study’s high-level findings and discuss key issues related to the transition to a circular economy in Canada.

This public briefing and discussion on the Turning Point report explored the key actions needed to create the conditions for long-term success on the path towards a thriving circular economy. This event was hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in partnership with the CCA, as a World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) side event.

Question and Answer Session:

The event was moderated by David Hughes, President and CEO of The Natural Step Canada. Speakers included representatives of CCA and ECCC, as well as four members of the Expert Panel:

  • Tima Bansal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at Western University’s Ivey Business School (Panel Chair)
  • Ellen McGregor, Owner and CEO of Fielding Environmental
  • Emily Huddart Kennedy, Associate Professor in University of British Columbia’s Department of Sociology
  • Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments and Cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

For further information, please contact 2021wcef-fmec@ec.gc.ca

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