March 31, 2020 Webinar – Spotlight on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions

Tuesday 31 March 2020
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Recommended Webinar Circular Economy:

OECD and Nordic Innovation webinar: Spotlight on the circular economy in cities and regions

11:00 – 13.00

Spotlight on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions that will take place on the 31 st March 2020. As part of the OECD Programme on the Economics and Governance of the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, the Case Studies of Groningen (Netherlands), Umeå (Sweden) and Valladolid (Spain) will be officially launched during the webinar. Furthermore, representatives from the ongoing case studies in Granada (Spain), Glasgow (Scotland) and Ireland will share their experiences and seek for new ideas and practices from the audience. The session will be concluded with some highlights from the experiences of Nordic Countries.


This webinar is offered free of charge by OECD and Nordic Innovation. For Registration please see below.


Moderator: Ms. Aziza Akhmouch Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD



11.00-11.40: Launch of the three OECD reports

Groningen (Netherlands), Ms. Glimina Chakor, Deputy Mayor

Umeå (Sweden), Ms. Janet Ågren, Deputy Mayor

Valladolid (Spain), Ms. Rosa Huertas Gonzalez, Director of the Innovation, Economic Development, Employment and Commerce Department

11.40-11.50: Highlights from a peer-reviewer

Amsterdam (Netherlands): Ms. Eveline Jonkhoff, Strategic advisor and program manager circular economy

11.50-12.00: Q&A by Zoom chat


12.00- 12.15: The next generation of circular case studies:

Glasgow (United Kingdom), Ms. Cheryl Robb, Cities & Regions Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

Granada (Spain), Mr. Agustín Castillo Martínez, General Coordinator of Public Works and Urban Development

Ireland, Ms. Bernie Kiely, Assistant Principal, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

12.15-12.30: Highlights from Nordic Countries

Oslo (Norway), Mr. Håkon Jenthoft, Senior Executive Officer, International Relations

Nordic Innovation, Mr. Elís Benediktsson, Senior Innovation Advisor

12.30-12.45: Q&A by Zoom chat

12.45-13.00: Conclusions, Ms. Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, OECD

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