EuroNanoForum 2021 calls Industry for playing a leading role in the clean and circular economy

April 27, 2021

Achieving a climate-neutral and circular economy requires the full mobilization of industry and it takes 25 years – a generation – to transform an industrial sector and all the value chains.

To be ready in 2050, decisions and actions need to be taken over the next five years. During the EuroNanoForum 2021, we will have the opportunity to discuss the ambitious Green Deal goal that the current Presidency of the European Commission established, of turning Europe into the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.

Although the shift has already occurred, the EU’s industry still accounts for 20% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is still too ‘linear’ and dependent on the input of new and extracted materials, traded, and processed into goods, and finally disposed of as waste or emissions.

Only a small part of the materials it uses come from recycling, reuse, repair, repurposing, and returns and this has to change.

This online international conference aims to discuss options on how to accelerate the EU’s industry transition to a sustainable model and how to use the circular economy makes both environmental and business sense.

In the circular economy, growth no longer requires an increasing extraction and consumption of resources, energy, water, and primary raw materials. There is less waste, and products and resources maintain their value in the economy for as long as possible.

The Industry needs more than traditional R&D or a piecemeal approach to technologies: it needs changes in the entire systems and joint efforts by researchers, technology centres, industry and SMEs, the primary sector, entrepreneurs, users, governments, and civil society.

It needs enabling regulatory frameworks, and additional public and private investments.

Come and join us at the EuroNanoForum 2021. This is your opportunity to challenge young influencers, senior experts, and European leaders to stimulate critical and innovative thinking on mobilizing the Industry for a clean and circular economy.

Empowered already? Learn more about the EURONANOFORUM 2021 and join us on May 5-6! Registration is mandatory but FREE!