Finland, Canada, and the Netherlands join forces to advance the circular economy


Finland, Canada, and the Netherlands join forces to advance the circular economy


June 27, 2020

Global Korean Post


The world needs a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finland has joined forces with Canada and the Netherlands to host three high-level events to address the important role circularity plays in the economies of the future as well as in the fight against climate change and the nature crisis.


Along with their partners, Sitra will showcase the tools and solutions countries need to build well-being and prosperity by hosting three events under the flagship of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF):


  • WCEFonline on September 29 and 30, 2020
  • A WCEF event on April 15, 2021, in the Netherlands and online
  • WCEF2021 from September 13 to 15, 2021, in Toronto, Canada


The three events will address the choice we face at this critical juncture. We can find our way back to growth by kicking “business as usual” into overdrive—or we can capitalise on a shift that has already started, the shift toward the circular economy, which helps us to thrive in the long term.



The upcoming virtual event WCEFonline will show practical circular economy examples that will help us to seize this unique opportunity to rebuild our economies stronger, greener, and better. Throughout six sessions, WCEFonline will enable the circular community from all over the world to participate in the discussions.


The sessions will provide different lenses through which business leaders and policymakers can assess the risks and opportunities associated with their resource dependence. The key questions will include how the circular economy helps in building more resilient businesses, why sustainable finance is key, and what governments need to focus on now to scale up the circular economy.

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