CONNECT University Session on "When Digital meets circular economy", Online - EU monitor

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CONNECT University Session on "When Digital meets circular economy", Online

date September 20, 2019 10:00 - 11:30
city Online, Online
attending J. (Janez) Potočnik i et al.

The effects of climate change are estimated to intensify in the coming years as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions keep rising. If we could manage to make our economy circular then we could reduce GHG emissions by 56%. During the CONNECT University session on “When Digital meets Circular economy” Dr Janez Potočnik discussed not only the need to move to circular economy as a most efficient way to tackle climate change, but also how it is a major prerequisite to achieve many of the other environmental and social Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Janez Potocnik highlighted the enabling power of the digital sector in the transition to circular economy and sustainability goals across many sectors. The session provided concrete examples and practices on what it will take to move from a linear / fossil to a circular /low carbon economy and how ICT sector needs in its turn to become greener by reducing its energy consumption and e-waste. In the same time, the lecture showed how the transition to a circular economy involves many opportunities, significantly boosting economic growth, while reducing environmental and health impacts.

The way we use our natural resources is defining our future. Watch the recording and discovery more about this key topic.

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CONNECT University is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) which aims to inform about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU's relevant policies and serve as a platform for sharing knowledge through thematic sessions and workshops. It's main target audience is EU's Institutions staff, but very often the sessions are also open to the public via web-streaming or recorded videos.


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