Circular Economy & State of the World 2015 Launch in Copenhagen

Event Date: 
April 22, 2015 - 1:30pm
Pressen, Politikens Hus, Rådhuspladsen 37, Copenhagen


This year we will celebrate the European launch of Worldwatch Institute's flagship publication together with the opening event of Worldwatch Institute Europe's Circular Economy initiative.

We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Deeper issues include linear economic model, food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin. These and other problems are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system.

The event will focus on these challenges and provide insights from leading experts on how to support the transition from the current economic model towards a circular based economy in which biological materials are designed to reenter the biosphere and technical materials are designed to circulate with minimal loss of quality.



Moderator: Thomas Færgeman, Journalist, Politiken

Moving Towards a Circular Economy - Setting the Scene
Bo Normander/Julia Vol, Worldwatch Institute Europe

Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability: the 2015 State of the World Report
Tom Prugh, Co-Director of State of the World, Worldwatch Institute, USA

The Trouble With Growth
Tim Jackson, Professor, University of Surrey, UK (author of book chapter in SOW2015)

Introduction and Overview
Ed Groark, President, Worldwatch Institute, USA

Questions from the audience
Break - coffee, tea and refreshments

Putting Circular Economy on the National Agenda
Ida Auken, Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Environment

Bioeconomy in the Nordic region
Representative from the Nordic Council of Ministers

How to Accelerate the Transition to a Circular Economy
Ken Webster, Head of Innnovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK

Panel discussion and questions from the audience

For more details visit Worldwatch Institute Europe or contact Julia Vol, Circular Economy project manager, email:, tel: +4527336515



Register for the event here!


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