11th International Circular Economy Conference

Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Towards a Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient World

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Opening of the 11th ICEC
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)

Welcome Address
Prof. Diemer | Trier University of Applied Sciences

Circular Economy in Rhineland-Palatinate
Dr. Wolfgang Eberle | Head of the Department for Climate Protection, Environmental Technology and Circular Economy, Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate

Circular Economy & Material Flow Management: New Strategies for Resilient Societies and SDGs
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
Keynote Speech I | Financing for Sustainable Development
Mr. Guy Pollentier | Head of Sustainable Business Desk and Film Finance Corporate Banking Belgium, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV
Crosscutting Thematic Speech | Circular Economy supporting policies and programs of the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Dr. Patrick L. Dorvil | Senior Sector Economist, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
Keynote Speech II | Urban Resilience and Sustainable Cities in EU partner countries - Support Tools of the European Commission
Mr. Lars Groenvald | Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development - EuropeAid, European Commission
Thematic Speech | Digitalisation of wastewater infrastructure as an opportunity to control extreme events
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul-Uwe Thamsen | Fluid System Dynamics, TU Berlin
13:00SESSION ONE: BioEconomy & CE Strategies
BioEconomy Strategy of Tonga: From Residue Management to Economic Re-Development
Dr. Tevita Tukunga | Director for Energy Department, Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), Tonga
German-Namibian Partnership for Bush-based Biofuels
Mr. Colin Lindeque | Director of Namibia Biomass Industry Group
Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Systems: Focus on the Moroccan Biomass Sector
Mr. Suddhartha Nauduri | Sr. Analyst – GHGs Data Measurement and Management for Transparent MRV, GGGI
Panel Discussion on BioEconomy and CE Strategies
Panellists | Dr. Tevita Tukunga, Mr. Colin Lindeque, and Mr. Suddhartha Nauduri
14:20SESSION TWO: Finance for CE & Low Emission Development Strategies
Climate Change Mitigation Finance: double dividends for low carbon development strategies
Mr. Ranga Pallawela | Climate Finance Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Facility & its Global Outreach
Ms. Rita Schuster | Advisor, Technical Support Unit, NAMA Facility
Importance of Cooperate Resource Efficiency Strategies from a Financial Institutions' Perspective
Mr. Bernt Hagenlocher | Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG)
Sustainability Strategy of Dos Pinos through Resource and Energy Efficiency
Mr. Daniel Ocampo | Head Of Sustainability at Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos R.L, Costa Rica
Panel Discussion on Finance for CE & Low Emission Development Strategies
Panellists | Mr. Ranga Pallawela, Ms. Rita Schuster, Dr. Patrick L. Dorvil, Mr. Bernd Hagenlocher and Mr. Daniel Ocampo
15:40SESSION THREE: Circular Economy & Resource Management
Transforming single-use plastic waste into additive manufacturing and intrusion-extrusion moulding feedstocks and creating a new CE model
Prof. Craig Banks | Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Cutting-edge Technical Solutions for Waste Resources Valorisation
Mr. Oliver Lambertz | VP, Head of Business Development, TOMRA Sorting GmbH
German Research Program ReziProK: “Resource-efficient Circular Economy - Innovative Product Cycles” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Dr.-Ing. Lea König | DECHEMA e. V. Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e. V.
Stadtwerke Trier – Sustainable Utility & Infrastructure Through Synergies
Architect Christian Reinert | Head – Real Estate Department, Stadtwerke Trier
Panel Discussion on Circular Economy & Resource Management
Panellists | Prof. Craig Banks, Mr.Oliver Lambertz, Dr.-Ing. Lea König, and Architect Christian Reinert
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
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