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Canada to host circular economy forum in 2020


TORONTO – Canada will host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020, co-organized by the Government of Canada and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra.

The Forum will be held in Toronto from September 29 to October 1, 2020, marking the very first time the global forum is held in North America.

The World Circular Economy Forum is a global event that brings together leaders, businesses, policymakers, and experts to present solutions for a circular economy. The 2020 forum will provide a global platform for national and international discussions on new business models that use our natural resources more efficiently, minimize waste and pollution, and accelerate the transition to a clean economy.

The event will be an opportunity for businesses, research organizations, and academia to come together to showcase their technologies, find new markets, and meet world-class innovators and investors.

A circular approach to business innovation will not only help save money and open new market opportunities, but it can also help create good jobs in all industries across our country while protecting the environment.

“We are very happy to be organizing the fourth World Circular Economy Forum together with Canada,” said Mari Pantsar, director of the carbon-neutral circular economy, Sitra.

“The World Circular Economy Forum is an initiative of Finland and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra. Together, we can accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.”

Created in 2017, the World Circular Economy Forum is the global initiative of Finland and Sitra.

Forum partners include the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, the Government of Finland, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.