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Circular Economy and Industrial Development

  • Date: Friday, 07 September 2018
  • Time: 9.30-13.00
  • Venue: TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers: HOSTED BY TIPS AND GREEN ECONOMY COALITION (GEC)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact: natasha@tips.org.za
AGENDA

9:30 - 9:45: Opening and Welcome

9:45 - 12:00: Presentations and discussion of research findings

Global trends in the circular economy: Experience from developing countries - Nilgün Tas (UNIDO)

South Africa's experience with industrial symbiosis - Henry Nuwarinda, National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)

Tea

Advancing the development of biomaterials in South Africa - Chistopher Wood and Bhavna Deonarain (TIPS)

Fostering the alien vegetation added value chain through industrial symbiosis - Nicola Jenkin (Pinpoint Sustainability)

12:00 - 13:00 Discussion

13:00: Lunch 

BACKGROUND

A global transition towards sustainable development is currently underway. A key aspect of this transition is to shift from a linear model of development, based on production, use and disposal, to a circular economy.  A circular economy aims to build closed-loop systems relying on reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. Opportunities abound at the household, commercial, industrial and natural resource management levels. As with all transitions, numerous challenges remain. This Development Dialogue aims to discuss the interplay between industrial development and the circular economy, looking at how South Africa, and more broadly developing economies, can harness opportunities arising from the circular economy to foster economic development, support social progress and preserve environmental resources. 

RSVP by email: natasha@tips.org.za