In December 2019, Canada announced that it would host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020, co-organized by the Government of Canada and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra. The Forum was to be held in Toronto, Ontario, from 29 September to 1 October 2020.
On 5 May 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada announced that the World Circular Economy Forum would be postponed to 2021. In the coming months, Canada and co-organizer Sitra will announce new dates for hosting the forum.
The World Circular Economy Forum is a global event that brings together leaders, businesses, policymakers, and experts to present solutions for a circular economy. The 2020 forum will provide a global platform for national and international discussions on new business models that use our natural resources more efficiently, minimize waste and pollution, and accelerate the transition to a clean economy. The event will be an opportunity for businesses, research organizations, and academia to come together to showcase their technologies, find new markets, and meet world-class innovators and investors.
SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the WCEF2019 is here.
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dates: 29 September – 1 October 2020
location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada