Turning Point – the Circular Economy in Canada

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released its latest report, Turning Point, requested by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and informed by the Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada, a multidisciplinary group of 16 experts from across Canada and abroad. The report identifies the opportunities and challenges for a circular economy in Canada, including the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of a circular transition.

Referenced in this report is CGLR’s new binational Circular Great Lakes initiative and how this novel cross-sectoral collaboration is helping to support the transition towards a circular economy across the US-Canada border.

This event was hosted by ECCC, in partnership with the CCA, and is a World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) side event.

During this 90-minute webinar, members of the Expert Panel shared the study’s high-level findings and discussed key issues related to the transition to a circular economy in Canada. The event was moderated by David Hughes, President and CEO of The Natural Step Canada. Speakers included representatives of CCA and ECCC, as well as four members of the Expert Panel:

  • Tima Bansal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at Western University’s Ivey Business School (Panel Chair);
  • Ellen McGregor, Owner and CEO of Fielding Environmental;
  • Emily Huddart Kennedy, Associate Professor in University of British Columbia’s Department of Sociology;
  • Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments and Cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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