Three parallel breakout sessions will provide the opportunity to explore in greater depth three broad topics that are critical to the EU’s future: climate, biodiversity and a non-toxic circular economy. They will follow a similar structure with speakers from different sectors addressing the following points:
The breakout sessions will be designed to allow plenty of opportunity for interactive participatory discussions. Each breakout session is expected to result in a set of recommendations or ideas for further actions which will be reported back to the plenary.
The proliferation of hazardous substances over the past decades, combined with more traditional forms of pollution, has outstripped regulatory efforts to limit the harm to human health and the environment. The circular economy concept has the potential to reduce this impact, but will it? This session will look at what is needed in the coming legislative cycle to move the EU away from dependency on toxic production and consumption patterns.