Shaping a Circular Economy: From Ambition to Action


2021 is a crucial year to drive a sustainable recovery. The circular economy will play a key role in that effort and is the focus of this year’s Japan Circular Economy Roundtable, March 2-3, 2021.

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment-Japan, will convene this high-level virtual forum, offering a platform for business, government, and international leaders to discuss global, regional and national circular economy trends, while identifying actions to accelerate progress.

A special open plenary 2 March 2021 will kick off the Roundtable. This livestreamed event will cover the following: progressing action towards a circular economy for plastics; advancing circular electronics and batteries; opportunities for Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to accelerate the circular economy; and how circular economy business models are key to achieving net-zero decarbonization.

Watch this session live at 18:30-19:30 JST / 10:30-11:30 CET.


Shinjirō Koizumi, Minister of the Environment, Japan

Børge Brende, President and CEO, World Economic Forum

Naoko Ishii, University of Tokyo

Masayuki Waga, CEO Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Moderated By

Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan


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