In a four-part video series made up of short lessons, thoughts and insights, Janez Potočnik, the former European Commissioner for the Environment and president of the Advisory Board of Circular Change, explains
why changes in how we live and do business are imminent.
In his view, the circular economy is the only way forward – and the best way forward, delivering new business opportunities and a new hope for the global environment. We, however, are still far from reaching this goal. International cooperation and wholesome policy packages will be necessary for changing hearts and habits. Only then can the 21st century become the century of sustainability, not fragility.
Change is unavoidable
In his captivating talk at TEDx Flander, Janez Potočnik, at the time the European Commissioner for the Environment, makes a heartfelt argument for changing the way we consume, manufacture – and live.
“The environment and the economy are part of the same coin. We should simply stop flipping that coin.”
The current rates of resource consumption are unsustainable and are damaging our ecosystems beyond repair. Living in an interconnected world of limited resources means that humanity has a collective responsibility to re-design our social, economic and environmental systems from fragility to sustainability.
Thus, the whole economy must undergo a transformation towards a circular economy.
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