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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Learn more about how CLG’s new Materials and Products Taskforce is driving forward conversations on the role of low carbon materials & products in the wider climate debate.

This event was recorded, and a link to the webinar can be found on YouTube here.

Context and background

This high-level webinar event gathered reactions from key players to the release of Circular Economy Package I on 30th March 2022, on topics including the Sustainable Products Initiative, Textile Strategy, Right to Repair and Construction.

The event was hosted by Martin Porter, Executive Chair of CISL Brussels. Speakers included high-level European policymakers, members of CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce and industry experts. The event provided a forum to discuss the need for a systematic approach to advancing circular design solutions.

The webinar discussed the circular economy package as a whole and analyse the approach of the European Commission. This included views on the different pieces of legislation, including the Sustainable Products Initiative. By bringing together key players, the event provided a unique opportunity to create a dialogue and debate about what stakeholder would like to see from the legislative package. 

The event was organised by CLG Europe's Taskforce on Climate Neutral and Sustainable Materials and Products (Materials & Products Taskforce). The Taskforce is convened by CLG Europe, an influential and cross-sectoral group of European businesses collaborating to accelerate economy-wide action for a climate neutral economy. Our aim is to provide a forum to promote positive exchange between progressive European governments and businesses, determined to support the development of a climate neutral and prosperous Europe.

Speakers included:

  • Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries (video message)
  • MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, European Parliament 
  • Kristian Hovgaard Juul-Larsen, Head of Division for Circular Economy, Danish Ministry for Environment 
  • Stéphane Arditi, Director of Policy Integration and Circular Economy, European Environmental Bureau
  • Ramon Arratia, Vice President Global Affairs, Ball Corporation 
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify 
  • Jostein Søreide, Head of Climate office, Norsk Hydro

You can read the Materials & Products Taskforce’s rapid reaction to the March Circular Economy Package here.

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If you would like to read more about the event, please see the event minutes here.


Friday, 1 April, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30