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Circular Change su “La Voce del Popolo”

Presentata la seconda edizione della conferenza Circular Change in programma a Lubiana e Maribor a maggio.

La transizione circolare è iniziata.

È una sfida che coinvolge tutti.

La seconda edizione della Circular Change Conference trova la sua giusta eco anche sulla stampa in lingua italiana.

Nell’inserto speciale “In più Economia e Finanza in edicola con “La Voce del Popolo” (Quotidiano italiano dell’Istria e del Quarnero) del 27 aprile scorso, Francesca Mary riassume lucidamente gli ottimi motivi per non mancare all’appuntamento dei prossimi 11 e 12 maggio 2017, a Lubiana e Maribor.

La presentazione del programma della Circular Change Conference, avvenuta il 13 aprile scorso all Casa dell’Unione Europea a Lubiana, ha riaffermato la forte sinergia in atto tra la piattaforma Circular Change (ideata da Giacomelli Media) ed il governo sloveno, che ha assunto il ruolo di coorganizzatore della seconda giornata della conferenza, nonché con le Municipalità di Lubiana e Maribor, che ospiteranno la conferenza, ma anche con le Ambasciate olandese e italiana in Slovenia e con l’AmCham.

In un video messaggio il premier sloveno, Miro Cerar, ha sottolineato come sia giunto il momento che la Slovenia e l’Europa si orientino verso l’economia circolare.

La Voce del Popolo evidenzia l’attivo supporto della Partnership per la Green Economy, guidata da Tadej Slapnik, segretario di Stato alla presidenza del governo sloveno; il sostegno convinto dell’Ambasciata olandese e dell’Ambasciata italiana in Slovenia, unitamente all’Italian Trade Agency – Istituto per il Commercio Estero; le spinte europee, evidenziate dall’europarlamentare del PPE Franc Bogovič la conferma di quanto la Conferenza sia orientata anche a promuovere le attività a livello locale data dai rappresentanti delle Municipalità di Lubiana e Maribor (quest’ultima anche con l’Istituto Wcycle); un evento introduttivo intitolato “Green Plus Digital Is Circular – One Year On” organizzato da AmCham Slovenia.

A tutti questi fattori va unita la elevata qualità dei relatori, annunciati da Ladeja Godina Košir, a capo dell’iniziativa Circular Change, e rappresentati in sede di presentazione da Janez Potočnik, eurodeputato e già commissario europeo per l’ambiente, che presiede il consiglio della piattaforma Circular Change.

Date queste premesse, inevitabile per Jurij Giacomelli, fondatore di Giacomelli Media, la società che ha dato vita alla piattaforma Circular Change, l’evidenziare che diventare un Hot Spot dell’economia circolare è “un’ambizione naturale”, non solo della piattaforma ma per ciascuna delle persone e degli enti coinvolti in un ampio progetto di transizione verso l’economia circolare.

Presentata la seconda edizione della conferenza Circular Change in programma a Lubiana e Maribor a maggio.

Pubblicato il 27. april 2017 | La Voce del Popolo | Fiume / Rijeka | La transizione circolare è iniziata |

Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers”

Have you been wondering what this “Circular Economy” is actually about? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” and maybe catch a ticket to the WEF in Davos!

Join us at Open Circle – on Wednesday, September 14th 2016, at 4:00pm, in the Circular Change Office, Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9, Ljubljana. Even will be co-hosted by: Avantcar – the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

Since the spring, Ljubljana has not only been the Green Capital of Europe 2016, but also a new and fast-rising EU Circular Economy (CE) Hot Spot. In September 2016, Slovenia will join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as one of “circular” countries. Circular Change – an international engagement platform – is playing a significant role in this transition to a more Circular Economy.

More and more questions are coming from companies and individuals about how to  contribute and participate in speeding up the transition to a Circular Economy. So, we have decided to launch and run quarterly events called Open Circles – to meet and talk together about Circular Economy issues.

  • We are ready to listen to your questions, explore the opportunities and enable the change towards a more Circular Economy. We will chat, connect and share ideas in a very informal atmosphere, hosted by Ladeja Godina Košir, the initiator of Circular Change.
  • Besides coffee and soft drinks, we will serve you a fresh, tasty and ambitious Circular Change programme for 2016/17, confirmed by our Advisory Board.
  • What about the ticket to the Davos World Economic Forum? As a regional supporter of the world’s premier Circular Economy awards, The Circulars, we will introduce you to the programme and application process.
  • Meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” – this time visionary Matej Čer, CEO, Avantcar – who brought the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

No opportunity occurs and no change is made without dedicated people who know the direction to follow. Join us! Let’s create circular stories together.

The Open Circle will take place in our offices at Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9,
Ljubljana, on September 14th from 4-6pm. We are looking forward to seeing you!

There is no fee for the event but the number of participants is limited so please register here.

If you have any questions you can contact us at +386 01 620 96 91 or join@circularchange.com.

 

Odboru ekspertov pri Circular Change, ki spodbuja prehod v krožno gospodarstvo, bo predsedoval dr. Janez Potočnik

Ljubljana, 30. avgust 2016. V sredo, 31. avgusta, se bo na svoji prvi, konstitutivni seji sestal Posvetovalni odbor (Advisory Board) platforme Circular Change. Platforma, ki je bila letos spomladi ustanovljena s ciljem spodbujati projekte krožne ekonomije v Sloveniji in regiji ter slovenska podjetja povezovati z dobrimi praksami doma in v tujini, deluje v okviru družbe Giacomelli media. »Odbor bo osrednje posvetovalno in usmerjevalno telo Circular Change platforme. Zelo nas veseli, da ga sestavljajo tako ugledni strokovnjaki in direktorji, ki so vsi zelo dejavni in vizionarski na področju krožnega gospodarstva,« pojasnjuje mag. Ladeja Godina Košir, iniciatorka platforme Circular Change in partnerica v podjetju Giacomelli media.

Povabilo platforme Circular Change v posvetovalni odbor, ki ima triletni mandat z možnostjo podaljšanja, je sprejelo vseh pet povabljenih uglednih, mednarodnih strokovnjakov: dr. Janez Potočnik, nekdanji evropski komisar za okolje in predlagatelj prvega svežnja ukrepov za prehod v krožno gospodarstvo v EU, Edi Kraus, generalni direktor AquafilSLO, podjetja, ki je v svetovnem merilu prvi in edini proizvajalec ekonajlona iz odpadnih materialov, Josephine Green, dolgoletna direktorica za inovativnost in družbene trende v Philipsu, zdaj pa svetovalka in zagovornica koncepta krožne kulture, Guido Braam, direktor Powerd by Meaning in nekdanji prvi mož kooperative Circle Economy, ki je na Nizozemskem sprožila vrsto projektov krožnega gospodarstva ter državo znotraj EU postavila v središče in za zgled uspešnih projektov krožnega gospodarstva, in Tadej Slapnik, državni sekretar v kabinetu predsednika vlade in vodja medresorske delovne skupne “Partnerstvo za zeleno gospodarstvo”.

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Dr. Janez Potočnik, nekdanji evropski komisar za okolje in predlagatelj prvega svežnja ukrepov za prehod v krožno gospodarstvo v EU.

Na konstitutivni seji bo odbor izvolil predsednika odbora. Na to funkcijo je predlagan dr. Janez Potočnik. Med razlogi za njegovo nominacijo je njegova jasna vizija, da je krožno gospodarstvo model prihodnosti in trenutno edina pot razvoja globalne ekonomije, ki zagotavlja dolgoročno ekonomsko vzdržnost in zaustavitev degradacije ekosistemov na planetu, kar je nujno za preživetje človeštva. »Dr. Potočnik zna svoje vizije vedno tudi udejanjati. Bil je prvi evropski komisar, ki je uspel pripraviti, predstaviti in znotraj komisije pridobiti politično podporo za paket ukrepov za prehod v krožno ekonomijo v EU,« pojasnjuje Ladeja Godina Košir.

Na dnevnem redu tokratne seje je poleg vseh aktivnosti za konstituiranje Posvetovalnega odbora še poročilo o vseh dosedanjih aktivnostih platforme Circular Change ter predstavitev, razprava in potrditev programa aktivnosti za 2016/2017.

Več kot 30 dogodkov

Program za obdobje avgust 2016 do junij 2017, ki je bil predložen odboru in bo po potrditvi tudi objavljen, vsebuje več kot 30 najrazličnejših dogodkov, delavnic, izobraževalnih programov in aktivnosti. Določen del programa bo brezplačen in namenjen vsem, ki jih zanima krožno gospodarstvo in bi si želeli izvedeti, kako lahko sodelujejo in po svojih močeh ter z zgledom prispevajo k spremembam. Del programa pa bo namenjen članom platforme Circular Change, to je podjetjem, start-upom, ustanovam, izobraževalnim inštitucijam in občinam, zato bo dodatno prilagojen njihovimi poslovnimi in družbenim potrebami.

Septembra prvi Open Circle

Prvi jesenski dogodek bo v sredo, 14. septembra – tako imenovani Open Circle. Namenjen je spoznavanju podjetij in posameznikov, ki jih zanimajo principi in modeli krožne ekonomije, ter spoznavanju in povezovanju s timom platforme Circular Change. Člani platforme pa se bodo srečevali še na tako imenovanih Closed Circles, ki bodo namenjeni določenim aktualnim tematikam, povezovanju z dobrimi praksami iz tujine in medsebojnemu sodelovanju pri krožnih projektih.

Jeseni program Fast Forward on Circular Economy

Jeseni je predviden pričetek izobraževalnega programa Fast Forward on Circular Economy. Poudarek programa bo na: spoznavanju principov krožne ekonomije, preoblikovanju poslovnih modelov iz linearnih v krožne,  managementu sprememb in krožnih inovacijah.

Programski odbor na ogledu AquafilSLO

Tokratna seja bo potekala v družbi AquafilSLO. Člani odbora si bodo na povabilo generalnega direktorja družbe Edija Krausa imeli priložnost ogledati, kako so v tem podjetju razvili tehnologijo, ki jim omogoča, da iz odpadnih najlonskih materialov, med katerimi so tudi odpadne ribiške mreže, ki po koncu uporabe pogosto pristanejo v morju (kar je trenutno globalno ena večjih okoljskih katastrof), izdelujejo prvovrsten ekonajlon. Ta je, kot poudarja Kraus, povsem enake kakovosti kot najlon, ki je pridobljen iz osnovne surovine in je na določenih trgih, na primer v ZDA, zelo cenjen, saj dosega pri kupcih celo višje cene kot običajen najlon.

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Aquafil ekološki najlon izdeluje tudi iz odpadnih ribiških mrež in tako dolgoročno rešuje enega od perečih okoljskih problemov onesnaženosti morja z odvrženimi mrežami.

 

Po seji, ki bo jutri, to je 31. avgusta in se bo predvidoma zaključila jutri ob 17.00 uri, bo na voljo sporočilo za medije.

Circular Change je platforma, ki jo za povezovanje deležnikov krožnega gospodarstva vzpostavlja družba Giacomelli Media s parterji iz slovenskega in mednarodnega prostora. Informiranje, izobraževanje, prepoznavanje voditeljev ter komuniciranje dobrih praks in sooblikovanje pionirskih poslovnih primerov je njeno temeljno poslanstvo.

Platforma vzpostavlja mednarodno mrežo kompetenc za uspešen prehod v krožno gospodarstvo, ob celovitem upoštevanju njegovih ekonomskih, družbenih in okoljskih razsežnosti. Tako soustvarjamo pogoje in konkretne priložnosti za to, kar naj bo dober posel v prihodnosti. Iniciatorka platforme je Ladeja Godina Košir, partnerica v podjetju Giacomelli media.

Dodatne informacije za medije:
Andreja Basle
Executive Editor and Communications
Circular Change platforma
Trinova 9, 1000 Ljubljana
M: 00 386 041-274-590
E:
andreja@circularchange.com

 

Circular Economy as major opportunity to improve competitiveness of European continent

“It is fundamentally important to understand that the fact how we produce the product and even before how we design it – is already the moment where the destiny of overall life cycle of the product has been made. Is product repairable, can be refurbished and at the later stage can be recycled. If we create product that consumer can throw away after short time, we are creating a lot of negative influences on environment and human health,” emphasizes dr. Janez Potočnik, co-chair of UNEP International Resource Panel and pioneer and advocate of Circular Economy.

Circular Change team Ana Isabel Munguia Partida, Executive Editor of Media Change, and Taja Košir Popovič, Video & Photography, had great opportunity to speak with Potočnik at the international conference Embracing the Circular Economy in Ljubljana where key Circular Economy experts from the region gathered in May to meet Slovenia business people to discuss trends and future of this new economic model.

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Dr. Janez Potočnik also very well known as former Commissioner for Environment of the European Commission (EK) who introduced the first Circular Economy package in EU.

Potočnik believes that changing economy from linear to circular – is major opportunity to improve competitiveness of European continent.

“Globally we don’t have the alternative and it is also the way to keep industry in Europe,” he thinks.

In interview he explains how to make whole transition easier and why companies will benefit out of it.

 

 

Casper Jorna CE 100 program Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation who also spoke at the conference is convinced: “Future for Circular Economy is very bright.”

Jorna explained the reason to believe so is in the fact that “a lot of corporate collaboration projects is going one where companies started to work together – to find better circular solutions.”

Discover what are the key ingredients for efficient CE collaboration in short interview with Casper Jorna.

 

Guido Braam Executive Director at Netherland Hotspot is connected with Circular Economy since he has got the opportunity to set up network offices for circular economy in Netherland six years ago.

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Guido Braam Executive Director at Netherland Hotspot.

From his experience two or three years are needed for the circular economy projects in companies to bring the results.In interview he emphasized why so called neutral places free of competitiveness are so crucial to encourage circular innovation and collaboration.

 

Also Slovenia is very active in helping businesses transforming old business models to new one’s. Visionary Ladeja Godina Košir, Co-founder and Connector at Giacomelli media this year initiated international Circular Economy platform from Slovenia – called Circular Change (you are reading it right now).

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International conference Embracing the Circular Economy in Ljubljana where key Circular Economy experts from the region gathered in May whit initiator and host Ladeja Godina Košir (first on the right).

With big effort from initiator Godina Košir passionate about establishing strong international connections platform become very noticeable in really short time. As a host of international conference Embracing the Circular Economy Godina Košir explained main goals of the platform are “to connect different stake-holders in the region, to enable them to cooperate and help them in all possible ways to do the transition from linear to more circular business model.”

“We are international platform because we believe that we have to share best practices internationally and to learn from each other globally, “Godina Košir explains.

She adds major benefit for members of the platform “will be tools for this transition and connections with other businesses to exchange experience. Trade missions for members will be organized so members will be able to meet other companies specially in the Europe that are already on the way to circular models.”

In interview she also explains the purpose of a tool called case study yourself.

 

 

 

All four interviews were made and produced by Ana Isabel Munguia Partida, Executive Editor of Media Change and Taja Košir Popovič, Video & Photography.