WRC Professor Tommy Wiedmann, a leading sustainability researcher, contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, and Program Leader of the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW, spoke at a recent webinar organised by the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE). Circular economy proponents say that the hard-fought transition to renewable energy would still just be half the story in addressing climate change. That not until we adopt the circular economy as a way to make and produce materials, products, and food, will we begin to see the complete picture of a resilient, net-zero world.
The latest global Circularity Gap Report found that a circular economy could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39 per cent and limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees. The webinar discussion covered the latest circular economy and climate research, key drivers of change for governments, and hopes for this year's COP26 conference. The recording is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Na1Oh7etk&t=1s
The other panellists were:
The discussion was facilitated by Dr Nicole Garofano, Head of Circular Economy Development at Planet Ark.
The event organiser Planet Ark said: “For ACE Hub’s first evening event, hitting almost 400 registrations, as well as a really engaged live audience, was one of our most successful events.”