We're excited to be working on a slate of unique and relevant content for you at the RCBC 46th Annual Conference on Circular Economy. The theme this year: 20/20 Foresight: Transforming Tomorrow:
Keynote On the Road Ahead
On June 11, we kick off the morning with an opening keynote from Bryan Buggey, Director, Vancouver Economic Commission. Known for his beliefs that the transition to a low-carbon circular economy is a massive economic opportunity, Bryan shares his thoughts about the progressive municipal, regional, provincial and federal priorities related to climate and the economy. Hear how Vancouver’s integrated Greenest City Action Plan, Renewable City 2050, Zero Waste 2040, and the response to the 2019 declared Climate Emergency, fit into the local business community. Bryan outlines how the Vancouver Economic Commission is accelerating the transition by supporting innovation, trade, investment and the move to a circular economy.
Participate in a Town Hall
We're excited to expand upon last year's successful town hall on a whole new level. This year delegates from nonprofits, government, and industry sectors will caucus with peers on the afternoon of June 10 to unify their voices in a roundtable discussion on waste reduction and circular economic policy issues. The three groups will then gather to provide the town hall a cross-pollination of ideas in plenary. You’ll gain valuable insight and feedback from this dialogue to inform your own decision making process.
Join our holistic policy advocacy approach and be part of the collaboration that builds the realities of a greener tomorrow together.
A Focus on Plastics Waste
Waste plastics is on everyone's mind in Canada these days, not just B.C. Building off our compostable plastics workshop facilitated last November, we’ll feature an expert panel (scientists, processors, local government) to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the national attention given this global-scale issue.
We'll also provide any updates from the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's (CCME) plan on zero waste plastic to understand the best opportunity to tackle plastic packaging through a systems-wide approach.
These are just some of the exciting events we have planned; stay tuned as we share more in the following months!
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