Circular Economy - saving resources, creating jobs
The Commission is willing to incorporate into Green Week a variety of awareness-raising events which will be taking place all over Europe from 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2014. These "satellite events" must be relevant to the theme for 2014 which is Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste.
The objective of Green Week 2014 satellite events is to raise the awareness of the general public about the theme. A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world. It's a place where almost nothing is wasted, where the re-use and remanufacturing of products has become standard practice, and where sustainability is built into the fabric of society. In 2014 the Commission will set out new proposals enabling Europe to unlock the potential of the circular economy. A particular focus will be better waste management, and the contribution it can make in helping the EU use its resources more efficiently.
So, are you organising an open door day, a guided tour, a conference/seminar, a youth event, an art initiative or other event in your town which focuses on the theme of Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste? Do you wish to contribute to Green Week 2014? If so, and if your event is selected by Green Week organisers, we will promote your event and provide a communications toolbox in order for you to promote Green Week in return (see Context Note).
To be recognised as an official "Green Week 2014 satellite event", please submit a completed Application Form clearly describing the activities you plan to organise by 28 February 2014.
Vice-President, Fibre, RISI
Speaking at: Pulp and paper market outlook session
With over 17 years of experience with the company, Kurt leads RISI´s analysis of the pulp and recovered paper segments of the industry, specializing in papergrade pulp. He publishes a monthly commentary and forecast on the world pulp market, World Pulp Monthly. He also produces RISI´s long–term pulp forecasts, focusing on variables such as pulp consumption, capacity, production, production costs, and pricing. In 2012, Kurt was the project leader and principal author of RISI’s multiclient study, The China Pulp Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and Outlook, which is the most comprehensive and in-depth study to date of the Chinese pulp market. Kurt was stationed in Beijing in 2011 and in Brussels in 2012 and is currently working out of RISI’s Boston-area office. Prior to specializing in papergrade pulp, Kurt was Director of Pulp & Paper Forecaster and was responsible for forecasting prices and market conditions across all of the major grades of paper and paperboard in North America, including containerboard, newsprint, and printing and writing papers. In 1995, he received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds degrees in Economics from the University of Virginia and Miami University.