Green Building Council Finland

State of Play for Circular Built Environment in Europe, Middle East and North America

20.10.2020 | 16.00–17.30

WCEFonline Side Event

Organised by OPN SBC

State of Play for Circular Built Environment in North America, Europe, and Middle East

20 October, 15:00 – 16:30 CET

Online event.

Register for the event here. Enter Meeting number 126 864 8306.

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The event shares key findings from three regional reports on circularity in the built environment. Circularity assessment is discussed, and global conclusions and recommendations debated.

Building professionals from different stakeholder groups and geographical regions are invited to join to define action points to share good practices and scale up implementation.


15:00 – 15:10     Opening and Objectives

  • Erika Bozzay, Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, OECD


15:10 – 15:40     Key Findings from three Regions

  • North America, Dr. Naomi Keena, Yale CEA US. See bio here.
  • Europe, Ms. Ninni Westerholm, HELST FIN. See bio here.
  • Middle East, Ms. Mercedes Gargallo, Arup UAE. See bio here.


15:40 – 16:00     Comments and Discussion

  • Harri Hakaste, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • QA


16:00 – 16:15     Circularity Assessment, Global Recommendations

  • UN 2030 Agenda SDGs and Indicators
  • Global conclusions


16:15 – 16:30     Next Steps

  • Action points



Naomi Keena, Ninni Westerholm, Mercedes Gargallo