Today’s rapid urbanisation and population growth have put our finite natural resources under pressure. In the circular economy, resources such as materials and water can be continually cycled and reused; forming a closed loop system that designs out waste, reduces water and energy usage, and encourages resource efficiency. A circular economy model that makes better use of the finite resources can unlock business opportunities and allow companies to do more with less. Is circular economy gaining traction in both the public and private spheres? How are leaders and experts from the government, academics, business and international organisations taking action to shape the economy, bring circularity into our lives and safeguard a sustainable future?
Organised by SIWW and CESS, this session will see experts and leaders from the government, academics, business and international organisations share their views on the foundations of a circular economy, and how improved resource efficiency and the circular economy model can support global climate goals as outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom B-G
- Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
- HE Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Mr Masatoshi Akimoto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
- Mr David Newman, President, World Biogas Association
- Mr Neil McGregor, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Industries
Session Chairperson: Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, and Chairperson, SIWW Water Leaders Summit