March 26, 2024

The Circular Buildings Coalition rounds up its work at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024

The Circular Buildings Coalition (CBC) is presenting the outcomes of its collaborative work at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 in Brussels, Belgium. On the 17th of April, 2024, we will host a full day of Accelerator sessions, looking back at what we have accomplished together and envisioning the future of the circular built environment in Europe. 

Our event features four expert-led sessions, delving into regenerative design, business cases and circular scenarios. During the event, the CBC unveils its final report outlining four pathways towards net zero in the built environment, with circular solutions for steel, concrete, glass and insulation. In addition, five trailblazing organisations showcase their blueprints to overcome barriers to circularity in the built environment.

Session 1: A more resilient future: moving beyond net zero towards regenerative design

Organiser: Arup

The opening session discusses how the built environment can progress towards a more resilient and sustainable future. Arup brings together leading specialists to explore regenerative design, a practice focusing on nature, the circular economy, and increased collaboration and inclusivity.

Session 2: Quantifying the economic potential of a nature-positive and circular built environment

Organisers: Arup and Ellen MacArthur Foundation

This session argues for the economic potential of a nature-positive and circular built environment. Researchers, businesspeople and policymakers convene to uncover six impactful circular economy levers with the potential to unlock up to €1 trillion in benefits for Europe.

Session 3: Four pathways towards a circular built environment and blueprints to get there

Organiser: Circular Buildings Coalition

This session examines interventions and pathways towards a circular built environment, which can reduce the sector’s carbon emissions by up to 80% by 2050. The frontrunners of CBC’s Blueprint Projects initiative present their solutions for secondary materials trading and insurance, Product-as-a-Service business models and building passports.  

Session 4: Circular Buildings Toolkit

Organiser: Arup

The concluding session features a pragmatic discussion bridging theory and practice in adopting circular economy principles in the built environment. 

Registration info

This unique event is a must-attend for built environment professionals, from architects and builders to policymakers and sustainability advocates, with a mix of expert insights, interactive discussions and networking. 

Register for all mentioned sessions using this link.

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