The Green Economic Forum addresses the challenges of the global economy's transition from the linear model, which is no longer sustainable, to the circular economy. Organizations and businesses will be able to share their experiences and ideas on environmentally conscious principles and practices, which reinforce innovation and enable a restorative economy.
Limited availability of natural resources is a great challenge for our societies. Understanding the concept of the circular economy is the key to identifying bigger opportunities for improvement of businesses and changing the preconceived approach of “take, make and dispose”.
Our planet is no longer able to sustain the expansion of the economic activity. Therefore, redefinition or shift from the widely used model of the linear economy is inevitable. Decreasing availability of natural resources, climate change and growing problems of waste disposal are the issues, that require a rapid response; circular economy is one of them. The model is based on the use of renewable energy and elimination of toxic chemicals, which aims to create a closed loop of material flows and redesign of industrial processes. The concept was widely discussed by the business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos and is one of the focus areas of the European Union, which is trying to put the circular economic approach into legislative framework.
The event will gather companies and organizations, improving their own efforts towards a circular economy and urging businesses to respond to the sustainability challenge by setting common principles.
The last year edition of the event, Green Business Forum 2014, enabled the public and private organizations to share their views on sustainable practices, exchange knowledge and diversify network with over 130 green counterparts from more than 25 countries.
The event will be held in English.
Participation is free of charge for accepted applicants.
Application for attendance: goo.gl/IRao7U
Information, collaborations, sponsorships:
Ms Tanja Vainio - Country Manager, ABB Ltd
Mr Francesco Fanciulli - CEO, Center and Eastern European Region of Prysmian
Mr Csaba Toth - HR Director, LEGO
Ms Sarah Czunyi - Research Manager, BEE Environmental Communication
Moderator: Mr Gyula Zilahy - Associate Professor, Corvinus University
Mr George Tabakov - Chairman, EcoBulpack
Mr Istvan Treso - Head of AgroFood Directorate, K&H
Mr Gábor Szarvas - Director of HSE, Budapest Airport
Mr András Lukács - President, Levego Foundation