Join our workshop on decision-making in the transition to a circular economy

25 Jun, 2020

Are you involved in waste management and the push for a circular economy in the Netherlands? On 25 June, we are hosting a workshop on decision-making in this area.
In the context of our Belmont Forum project WASTE FEW ULL (pronounced ‘waste-fuel’), you can now participate in two compact workshops to co-create and bring together stakeholders from different sectors and sections of society. The objective of the workshops is to unpack and better understand the decision-making factors and tradeoffs in moving towards a circular economy.
These workshops build on previous work from DRIFT, e.g. the ‘Staat van Transitie’ project. We are currently working on identifying and analyzing particular parts of decision-making when it comes to the circular economy. Previous workshops have given us a good body of knowledge, which we would like to build on even further and potentially find general factors behind this decision-making (in policy, practice, research, etc.).
What can I expect?
The workshops are in English, as we’re also involving international partners to widen our perspective.
The first workshop starts broadly, with a scientific perspective on the transition dynamics involving policy decisions. Then the workshop will narrow a bit, with Claartje Vorstman, Senior Advisor Circular Economy at Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Development), presenting specific examples.
After that, there will be time for participants to share their own experiences with decision-making towards circularity – we are inviting various stakeholders, so this could involve research, policy, or industry examples. Together we will examine what factors affected the decision and what tradeoffs had to be made. This retrospective analysis will provide the basis for the second workshop in September, wherein we will examine future strategies and cases in the same manner.
How can I get involved?
The first workshop will take place online on 25 June 2020, 10:00-12:30 via Zoom. To join, please RSVP as soon as possible to to join! Ideally, participants in this first workshop would also join the second workshop in September.