SDG & Circular Economy

BACKGROUND

In today’s linear economy, manufacturers work around the take-make-waste model, where natural resources are extracted to create products, and products are disposed when they’re no longer useful. Such model is costly, not only in terms of economic value, it also imposes great loss to the environment.

Circular Economy, on the other hand, ensures that everything has value and nothing is wasted. Products are designed and made to last. Manufacturers adopt reuse-repair-reproduce model, enabling materials to remain in use at their highest value for as long as possible.

THE GEOSPATIAL ENABLER

While it is well established that Geospatial and Earth Observation data are powerful tools in measuring, monitoring and reporting of the SDGs; tracking and managing the Circular Economy pose a different challenge altogether.

Circular Economy requires products to be connected digitally to the manufacturer so the entire product lifecycle can be monitored. The complex circular networks connecting suppliers and partners, too, must be managed seamlessly in order to support Circular Economy collaborative model. Advances in digital technologies, especially the combination of mobile, machine-to-machine and data analytics, will play a big role in matching the supply and demand of underused assets and products.

There are various ways Geospatial technology is supporting and has the potential to support Circular Economy practices, among others:

SYMPOSIUM ON SDG & CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT GWF 2021

Geospatial World Forum 2021 shall host a 2-day symposium on SDG & Circular Economy, with the objective to demonstrate how Circular Economy practices can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the promising role of Geospatial solutions in this regard.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

SDG 12 & Circular Economy: Ensuring Responsible Consumption and Production Patterns
  • Sustainable water management
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable products and services
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Synergies with renewable energy
  • Reducing industrial pollution of water and soil
Geospatial & Circular Business Models
  • Sharing Platforms
  • Products-as-a-Service
  • Circular Supply Chains
  • Product Life Extension
  • Recovery and Recycling
Circular Agriculture: Rethinking Agricultural Value Chains to Prevent Food Loss
  • Implementation of sustainable food production systems
  • Resilience to climate change and severe disasters
  • Recycle farming
  • Rehabilitation of degraded land
  • Digitizing agricultural supply chain from farm to fork
Circular Economy & Net-Zero Emission Target
  • Transforming energy, industry, transport, food, agriculture and forestry ecosystems
  • Critical role of renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures
  • Tackling industrial emissions (cement, steel, plastic and aluminium)
Social Innovation and Collaborations towards Circular Cities
  • Synergies among local government, knowledge institutes and local entrepreneurs to accelerate change
  • Encouraging citizen participation
  • Educating leaders and consumers

SPEAKERS

Amy Coughenour Betancourt, CEO, CADASTA Foundation

Amy Coughenour Betancourt

CADASTA Foundation
Amy

Coughenour Betancourt

CEO
CADASTA Foundation
Robert Cheetham, CEO, Azavea,

Robert Cheetham

Azavea
Robert

Cheetham

CEO
Azavea
Alexandre Cabaret, Senior Director, Partnerships, Devex,

Alexandre Cabaret

Devex
Alexandre

Cabaret

Senior Director, Partnerships
Devex
Jackie Mwaniki, Energy Sector Lead, Fraym, Kenya

Jackie Mwaniki

Fraym
Jackie

Mwaniki

Energy Sector Lead
Fraym
Kenya
Kwaku Owusu-Achaw, Business Development Adviser, Shell Foundation,

Kwaku Owusu-Achaw

Shell Foundation
Kwaku

Owusu-Achaw

Business Development Adviser
Shell Foundation
Holli Howard, Geo Data Operations, Google

Holli Howard

Google
Holli

Howard

Geo Data Operations
Google
Marino Cavallo, Head - Innovation, Metropolitan City of Bologna

Marino Cavallo

Metropolitan City of Bologna
Marino

Cavallo

Head - Innovation
Metropolitan City of Bologna
Sami Pippuri, CTO, MaaS Global Oy,

Sami Pippuri

MaaS Global Oy
Sami

Pippuri

CTO
MaaS Global Oy
Marcel Broekhaar, Program Leader Smart Society, City of Zwolle, The Netherlands

Marcel Broekhaar

City of Zwolle
Marcel

Broekhaar

Program Leader Smart Society
City of Zwolle
The Netherlands
Mary-Ann Schreurs, Strategic Advisor, Initiative Co-Lead Innovate.City</br>Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

Mary-Ann Schreurs

Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
Mary-Ann

Schreurs

Strategic Advisor, Initiative Co-Lead Innovate.City
Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
Peter Rose, Managing Director, Orbica, Germany

Peter Rose

Orbica
Peter

Rose

Managing Director
Orbica
Germany
Alexander Gunkel, CEO, Space4Good, The Netherlands

Alexander Gunkel

Space4Good
Alexander

Gunkel

CEO
Space4Good
The Netherlands
Lilian Ndungu, Thematic Lead- Agriculture & Food Security, RCMRD, Kenya

Lilian Ndungu

RCMRD
Lilian

Ndungu

Thematic Lead- Agriculture & Food Security
RCMRD
Kenya
Miquel Rodriguez Planas, Commissioner for 2030 Agenda, Barcelona City Council, Spain

Miquel Rodriguez Planas

Barcelona City Council
Miquel

Rodriguez Planas

Commissioner for 2030 Agenda
Barcelona City Council
Spain
Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor, Global Geospatial Information Management, United Nations

Greg Scott

United Nations
Greg

Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor
Global Geospatial Information Management
United Nations
Gala Camacho, Data Scientist, Diagonal, UK

Gala Camacho

Diagonal
Gala

Camacho

Data Scientist
Diagonal
UK
Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Canada

Andre Laperriere

GODAN
Andre

Laperriere

Executive Director
Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Canada
Michael Groves, Founder & CEO, Topolytics, UK

Michael Groves

Topolytics
Michael

Groves

Founder & CEO
Topolytics
UK
Christian Sevcik, Manager, Strategic Software Alliances, RIEGL, Austria

Christian Sevcik

RIEGL
Christian

Sevcik

Manager, Strategic Software Alliances
RIEGL
Austria
Cathrine Armour, Chief Customer Officer, UK Hydrographic Office, UK

Cathrine Armour

UK Hydrographic Office
Cathrine

Armour

Chief Customer Officer
UK Hydrographic Office
UK
Katie Pickett, Program Manager, Cadasta Foundation, USA

Katie Pickett

Cadasta Foundation
Katie

Pickett

Program Manager
Cadasta Foundation
USA
Urban Ledin, Head of Environment and Town Planning, Forshaga Municipality, Sweden

Urban Ledin

Forshaga Municipality
Urban

Ledin

Head of Environment and Town Planning
Forshaga Municipality
Sweden
Rudiger Ahrend, Head - Economic Analysis, Data & Statistics, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, France

Rudiger Ahrend

OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Rudiger

Ahrend

Head - Economic Analysis, Data & Statistics
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
France
Xiaojiang Li, Assistant Professor, Temple University, USA

Xiaojiang Li

Temple University
Xiaojiang

Li

Assistant Professor
Temple University
USA
Javier Carranza, Director, GeoCensos, Argentina

Javier Carranza

GeoCensos
Javier

Carranza

Director
GeoCensos
Argentina
Britta Ricker, Assistant Professor, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Britta Ricker

Utrecht University
Britta

Ricker

Assistant Professor, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
Menno-Jan Kraak, Professor, Geovisual Analytics and Cartography, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Menno-Jan Kraak

University of Twente
Menno-Jan

Kraak

Professor, Geovisual Analytics and Cartography
University of Twente
The Netherlands
Tariq Khan, Chief Digital & Information Officer, London Borough of Camden, UK

Tariq Khan

London Borough of Camden
Tariq

Khan

Chief Digital & Information Officer
London Borough of Camden
UK
Tim Trainor, President, International Cartographic Association, USA

Tim Trainor

International Cartographic Association
Tim

Trainor

President
International Cartographic Association
USA
Mila Koeva, Assistant Professor, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Mila Koeva

University of Twente
Mila

Koeva

Assistant Professor
University of Twente
The Netherlands
Rolando Ocampo, Director, Statistics Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Chile

Rolando Ocampo

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Rolando

Ocampo

Director, Statistics Division
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Chile
Elspeth McIntyre, Senior GIS Consultant, Atkins, UK

Elspeth McIntyre

Atkins
Elspeth

McIntyre

Senior GIS Consultant
Atkins
UK
Lino Oliveira, Senior Researcher, INESC TEC, Portugal

Lino Oliveira

INESC TEC
Lino

Oliveira

Senior Researcher
INESC TEC
Portugal
Anders Sandin, CIO & Director, The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral & Land Registration Authority, Sweden

Anders Sandin

The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral & Land Registration Authority
Anders

Sandin

CIO & Director
The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral & Land Registration Authority
Sweden
Tim Buckley, Chief Operating Officer, Alcis, UK

Tim Buckley

Alcis
Tim

Buckley

Chief Operating Officer
Alcis
UK

TARGET AUDIENCE

NGOs and INGOs
Multilateral organizations
Academia & research institutions
Consultants & project implementers
Donors, funders and aid agencies
Policy makers
Geospatial and allied technology companies