Symposium: The Circular Economy & Limits to Growth

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Ypsilon Park, Floris Grijpstraat 2, The Hague

Does the circular economy enable endless growth? 

We are happy to invite you to our symposium Circular Economy & Limits to Growth. 
In two rounds of themed sessions, we will explore the possibilities and opportunities of a circular transition in Industries, Agriculture and Horticulture, and, Cities. 
The panels will combine the knowledge of scientists, policy-makers and field experts to discuss critical questions. Join us to engage in meaningful discussions, find out about the latest research and field developments!

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11:00-11:15   Welcome 
Fenna Plaisier (Centre for Sustainability)
11:15-11:45   Opening:
                       - The Circular Economy and Endless Growth
                         Arnold Tukker (Centre for Sustainability), Michiel Bijlsma (De Nederlandsche Bank)
12:15-13:00   Lunch
13:15-14:00   Session 1
                         - Cities: The limits of circularity in cities
                           Mingming Hu (LU), Ad Faasse (Business Unusual) 
                         - Agriculture & Horticulture: Food forests and circular agriculture
                           Maarten Schrama (LU)
                         - Circular Industries: Domino disruption in the supply chain
                           Daan Schraven (TUD)
14:15-15:00   Session 2
- Cities: What can we build with demolition waste streams?
                           Teun Verhagen (LU)
                         - Circular Industries: Circular design and its challenges
                           Connie Bakker (TUD)
15:10-15:30   Closing:
 - Replacing GDP by 2030
                          Rutger Hoekstra (LU)
15:30-16:00   Networking & drinks 

*LU = Leiden University, TUD = Technical University of Delft

The event is open to all and free of charge. The event includes free lunch and refreshments.

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Do you have experience as a policy-maker or an expert in the field of sustainability, and would you like to provide your insights at the symposium? Please contact us to participate as a panellist.