An insightful discussion on the circular economy transition at the closing event of the ReTraCE project!
Luca Polidori (Holland Circular Hotspot), Patrick Schröder (Chatham House), Emanuele di Francesco (World Resources Forum) joined us on the panel led by Andrea Genovese (ReTraCE coordinator)
Our conversation covered:
- Partnering in supply chains: fostering collaboration between public & private sectors for risk sharing.
- Tackling “linear lock-in”: Addressing the challenge of shifting from well-established linear supply chains with strong relationships between supply and demand to more circular models.
- Rethinking Global North & Global South relationships: Ensuring the transition to a circular economy doesn’t exclude traditional import/export dynamics, and fosters new collaborations for a sustainable future.
- Addressing political will and translating academic deliverables into actionable steps.
- Promoting eco-efficient and circular technologies to make green processes affordable globally.
We also discussed rethinking growth indicators, embracing plurality, and the need for a new macro-economic model to go beyond GDP, in a truly great and passionate discussion.