Since Health remains our top priority we would like to inform you that, due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the Circle the Med Forum will take place as it
scheduled on November 9 and 10 2020, but as a digital event
This forum is a holistic follow up of two former events organized with focus on
Economy: Circle 2018 in Chania, Greece and Circle
2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus. This time we are targeting the MED
as a whole tackling Circular Economy challenges as Mediterranean
In the meantime we will be organizing a series of monthly “virtual
debates” on different pillars of the Circular
Economy, hosting invitees from all over the world to guide us to the
event of November.
In this context, in the 1st online
debate which will be held on May 11th 2020 (15:00
Brussels, 16:00 Athens), Mr George
Kremlis, as President of the Organizing Committee of the Circle the Med
Forum and the International “Circular Clima Institute”
the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) will host the Director
General of DG ENV of the European Commission Mr. Daniel
Calleja-Crespo in order to discuss the theme:
“COVID-19 and climate change: Α tale of two crises”
The virus is prompting us to change our habits in ways that could make a
longer-term contribution to climate protection — working from home,
conferencing, working shorter weeks or staggering office hours to reduce
Could Circular Economy become the post Covid-19 economic model par
promote environmental and climate goals in a civil society which is ready to
accept behavioral changes?
How could the Mediterranean as the key European Sea benefit in terms of its
coastal areas and islands from the European Commission’s action plan
Are there any impacts on the Green Deal because of the Covid-19
Companies might also conclude that what's good for the planet —
production — is a sensible way to protect their supply chains from all
kinds of risk, such as extreme weather events linked to climate change.
Is this Economic Shutdown a way to reach climate goals?
Does the outbreak reveal what life might be like if we were to act seriously
climate change? Or what it might be like if we don't?
Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen across continents as
countries try to contain the spread of the new Covid - 19. Is this just a
fleeting change, or could it lead to longer-lasting falls in emissions?
The event will be hosted in a remote platform and
broadcasted through the website of the Circle the
forum circlethemed.com and social media. A
session will be available for later viewing.
All invitees will have the possibility to interact during the
participate in live polls and ask questions to the speakers.
The President of the Organizing Committee of Circle the Med Forum