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30Nov

Launch of the EASAC reports on "Circular Economy"
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Location: Brussels, Belgium

On 30 November 2016 in Brussels, EASAC - the European Academies Science Advisory Council - will launch two new reports on the circular economy: “Priorities for critical materials for a circular economy” and “Indicators for a circular economy.”

Drawing on independent scientific analysis from the National Science Academies of EU Member States these reports represent an important contribution to the on-going discussion of the circular economy, including what the European Union should be measuring to ensure progress towards the circular economy and how to address the shortage of “critical materials” in the future.

In its report on critical materials, EASAC offers some potential approaches to analysing scarcity and identifying which elements are likely to be at risk of future scarcity. It also looks at the problem from two angles: that of how to increase the supply of critical materials and how to improve recycling rates for these materials.

On indicators for a circular economy, EASAC has analysed the ways to assess progress towards the circular economy and will share its insights on the indicators that are most needed in Europe.

We will look forward to welcoming you to the launch of these two reports on the circular economy.

The event will take place on 30 November 2016 from 12.00 – 14.00 at the Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1 in Brussels.

If you plan to attend, please register via EventBrite by 28 November 2016.

Please find a draft programme here.

Best regards,
EASAC Secretariat