Spin the wheel: financing reskilling and upskilling for circular cities
8 Jun 2023, 10:00-11:30
Brussels, Belgium - hybrid – if joining in-person: Rue de Luxembourg 19, second floor
Developing and investing in circular economy projects and competences has become a critical imperative to avoid exceeding planetary boundaries. Cities and local governments are at the forefront, and can steer this change by channeling financial resources in the right direction.
Register here to join this hybrid event online or in Brussels (Belgium), in order to explore linkages and concrete actions that should be considered by investors and project owners when developing circular and a long-lasting, place-based skills and workforces. This is an official EU Green Week side event, and organised as part of the ICLEI Europe Breakfast at Sustainability’s event series.
The event will highlight the central role of local governments in linking-up with both the private sector, and with public and private investors. It will revolve around the pivotal questions: “What role can local authorities play in fostering circular economy upskilling and reskilling of the workforce? What can financiers do to support? What are the main bottlenecks, and what potential solutions?” Participants will also learn about ICLEI’s current work delivering Project Development Assistance (PDA) to local authorities and other project developers in the frame of the DEFINITE-CCRI and CircularInvest projects, under the umbrella the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI).
City representatives, multilateral banks (the EIB), financing experts, and EU policymakers will present their perspectives and join a panel discussion to explore the link between sustainable financing and circular reskilling at the local level. The floor will be open for discussion with physical and online participants.
Inputs gathered throughout the event will inform the work carried on in the CircularInvest and DEFINITE-CCRI projects.