From 3 to 5 June 2019, more than 2,000 participants from over 90 countries met in Helsinki (Finland) for the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF). WCEF is a global initiative organised by Sitra, a Finnish innovation fund. Participants include policy makers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, business leaders and academics.
According to the estimates provided by Sitra, the circular economy could generate from two to three billion euros a year of added value to Finland by 2030, in addition to the creation of new jobs.
During the two days have been shown presentations and discussions about circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and citizens. The main topics were the need to swap our unsustainable linear economic model to a more circular one and the pressure on the European Union to take the lead. Invest more in circular economy businesses, adopting new technologies and making more significant regulatory changes has become mandatory for everyone.
Next year, the World Circular Economy Forum moves to Canada.