"Experts on" is our flagship webinar series.
The construction industry is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, and as a result, has some of the most pressure to reach carbon neutrality.
This series aims to exchange expertise, promote new technologies, and raise awareness amongst all professionals in the construction industry. It facilitates the process of achieving carbon zero through collaboration, providing global perspectives on reducing carbon emissions and improving sustainability in the built environment.
Circular Economy in Action:
How Zero Waste Cities Are Leading the Change
To control global warming and protect natural resources, we need to develop the circular economy to reduce the impact on the environment and accelerate change. Especially in cities, the transition to sustainability is crucial, and the foundation of this transformation lies in waste recycling.
To encourage the green transformation of cities, continuous innovation and pilot projects are necessary, as is knowledge sharing between cities. In this seminar, Arcas & Callisto (A&C) has invited urban circular economy experts from China and Europe to share their invaluable knowledge, from policy perspectives to pilot experiments, with a focus on construction demolition and bio waste. Our goal is to help reshape our urban landscape, and to effectively manage resources, ultimately minimising waste generation to zero.
Cities make an oversized impact on our environment. The circular economy is essential to an accelerated yet sustainable transformation of urban life. A&C has invited experts from China and Europe to share their invaluable knowledge, with a focus on the recycling of both construction and bio-waste.
Jingjiang Liu is the director of the Agricultural Housing Construction and Green Building Materials Division at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in China and a professor-level senior engineer. He has long been engaged in the promotion of science and technology in the field of urban and rural construction and is currently leading the project "Implementation Roadmap of Carbon Neutrality in China's Building Materials".
Leslie Petitjean joined ICLEI in November 2022 as a circular economy officer. She is working on projects on circular economy in the construction sector. Leslie has worked for different public organizations in France in the environmental transition field. She has worked for 3 years in the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME) on mainstream public information on climate change and sustainable development. After this, she has specialized in public local policies for ecological transition and has around 10 years of experience in this field.
Global Dialogues for a Sustainable Built Environment
In 2022, our "Experts on" webinar series focused on low-carbon building product design, innovative building materials, and C&D waste recycling. With the Ecological Environment Building Materials Branch of the China Building Materials Association, we co-hosted Experts on: Global Dialogues for a Sustainable Built Environment. This series provided global perspectives on reducing carbon emissions and improving sustainability in the built environment.
UK-China Built Environment Road to Carbon Zero
In 2021, the Ecological Environment Building Materials Branch of the China Building Materials Association and A&C jointly organised the first live broadcast of a series on the carbon neutrality of the building materials industry, including the technology used for materials production.