A Circular Economy for Climate Resilience: Empowering the Transition

Date & Time: Friday 18.02, 18.00 – 20.00 CET

The Green Transition is all around us. The Circular Economy is a resilient system that regenerates the environment, creates new jobs and ultimately decouples economic growth from the depletion of finite resources, tackling climate change and biodiversity loss, while fostering SMEs growth and innovation. Key stakeholders are exploring how to accelerate the Circular Transition and enable climate resilience in the most efficient way, addressing major policy developments, spreading business best practices and empowering climate-financing tools and impact investment strategies, with a special focus on Greece & Southeast Europe. Join the debate!

Place: The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), New Academic Building, Room 1.14 and online

Organizing Committee: Sporos Platform, Hellenic Alumni Association of LSE, EIT Climate KIC Greece Hub, Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability – AUEB

Co – Organisers: Hellenic LSESU Society, ATHENA Research Centre, LSESU Circular Economy Society, Symbiosis.

The Event will be live streamed on YouTube

Agenda (here )

18.00 CET: Welcome

  • Welcome Address by Alexandros Karydis-Karandreas, Lawyer, on behalf of the Organising Committee
  • Welcome Address by Katerina Pournaropoulou, Communication, Sustainability & Excellence Advisor, Member of BoD HAALSE
  • Welcome Address by Dimitra Stratopoulou, President of the LSESU Hellenic Society

18.15 – 19.40 CET: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Gerasimos Routzounis, Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Sporos Platform

  • Danae Kyriakopoulou, Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Founder & CEO, Polygreen
  • Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, President of the  European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) , co-Chair of SDSN Europe & Greece, Director of EIT Climate KIC Greece Hub
  • Thanasis Bakos, Senior Manager, Policy & Strategy at British Business Bank.
  • Andrei Geica, President of the Athens Circular Forum

19.40 – 20.00: Q&A

20.00 CET: Closing Remarks

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