On November 11, the Holland Circular Hotspot and Nordic Circular Hotspot formally signed a Partnership Agreement as part of the three-day state visit of the Dutch royal couple to Norway. The Signing Ceremony took place in Trondheim in the company of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima as well as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
This new co-operation aims to speed up the market transition for circular solutions and businesses in and between The Netherlands and the Nordics. The two Hotspots have worked closely together, since the Nordic Circular Hotspot was launched during the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki in June 2019. The formation of the Nordic Circular Hotspot was influenced by the Holland Circular Hotspot and now it was finally time to formalize this partnership.
“Signing a partnership with the Nordic Circular Hotspot comes at a moment that the world realises that it needs circularity more than ever. This is the century for circular entrepreneurs and frontrunners to have the biggest market potential.” – Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot
About the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Holland Circular Hotspot
The Nordic Circular Hotspot is the leading resource on the circular economy in the Nordics. With partners in all the five Nordic countries plus The Netherlands, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation, its aim is to speed up the transition to an inclusive, resource-efficient, regenerative and circular market in the Nordic region. The Hotspot’s goal is to contribute in a meaningful way to reinvent how the Nordics design, produce and market products. Moreover, it wants to rethink how the Nordics use and consume products and services, and redefine growth in the Nordics, and what is realisable through reuse, reduction, reparation, regeneration, and, most importantly, systems change. To reach transitional tipping points faster in all segments and sectors of the Nordic market, the Hotspot’s aim is to achieve the critical mass of circular and sustainable dynamics and transactions in all value chains.
Holland Circular Hotspot aims to generate and strengthen circular economy export and investment possibilities for the Dutch business community and stimulate the international exchange of circular economy knowledge and innovation. By close collaboration with the Dutch national government and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, this could be done. By doing so, Dutch knowledge and expertise will strengthen the implementation of a circular economy in an international context, create mutually-interesting business opportunities and help to speed up the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the climate objectives.
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