Sustainable Consumption and Production

Circular Economy & Sustainable Lifestyles – Connecting the Dots

Photo: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

IGES, together with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Swedish Environment Protection Agency and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, organises an event “Circular Economy & Sustainable Lifestyles – Connecting the Dots” on 24 October, 2018 at PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Centre.

The way we live our daily lives – our choices, habits and context within which we live – have a profound effect on our planet, our communities and our wellbeing. Shifting towards more sustainable and attractive lifestyles to be mainstreamed in policy making, business models and education are core components in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030. Yet we are far away from decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation and negative social impact at scale under the norm of linear ”take, make, dispose” model of production.

The event connects the dots of Circular Economy and Sustainable Lifestyles. Policymakers from the governments of Japan and Sweden, business sector represented by Filippa K and IKEA, and the two research institutes, namely, IGES and SEI will exchange the experiences from the ground with innovative solutions and the core aspects to move towards sustainable lifestyles through upscaling of circular economy. The outcome of this event will be feed into the work of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme co-led by the Japanese and Swedish governments.

Date 24 October 2018 9:30 – 13:00
(Registration 9:00-9:30, Networking and Light Lunch from 13:00-14:00)
Venue Room 414+415, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa »access
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Collaborators Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Languages English
Capacity 80 (First come, first served)
Fee Free
Related Link
Registration Online registration
Flyer PDF(250KB)
Programme PDF(126KB)

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