Understanding and managing the social impacts of urban transitions towards a circular economy is central to making the transition inclusive and long-term, as well as ensuring that cities are viable and attractive environments for all residents. Local governments need to be supported in implementing circular urban pathways that are equitable and just. Among other topics, the Urban Circularity Assessment Framework (UCAF) project examines the extent to which current literature addresses the social impacts of a transition to a circular economy.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the social impacts of a transition to a circular economy in cities. How can we make sure no one is left behind in the circular city transition? What are the challenges and opportunities in ensuring a just transition in cities? What can be done to ensure that social impact considerations are included in decision-making processes connected to transitions towards circular cities?

Preliminary agenda

  • 13:00 Welcome and introduction
  • 13:05 Background and presentation of the UCAF project
  • 13:15 Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 13:50 Recap and conclusion
  • 13:55 End

Speakers and final agenda to be confirmed.

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The UCAF project aims to provide an adaptable city level circularity assessment framework that will assist cities in transitioning to a circular economy. This framework will allow cities to measure their level and potential for circularity and can be tailored for different decision-making contexts and sector-specific demands.

This webinar is an official Word Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) side event .