Launch Event

24th November 2020

On the 24th of November, the Australian Circular Economy Hub was officially launched by the Hon. Sussan Ley, Minister for the Environment. We were very happy to be able to host the event live from the Yallamundi Rooms at the Sydney Opera House and excited to have over 800 people join us online.

Thanks to our wonderful speakers — Auntie Ann Weldon, Minister Sussan Ley, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Dr Jacqueline Cramer, chair of our collaboration partner, The Holland Circular Hotspot — and our expert panellists — Jodie Bricout from NSW Circular, Nik Comito of Bingo Industries, Abigail Forsyth from KeepCup, Jan Gardberg from Ikea, Ashleigh Morris of Coreo and Scott Valentine from KPMG.

Dr. Jacqueline Cramer has kindly shared her new book How Network Governance Powers the Circular Economy which further explains the ten guiding principles she covers in her presentation. You can find the link below. 

Thanks to our funding partner, the Australian Government, our sponsors, BINGO Industries, KeepCup and Planet Ark Power, our Technical Supporter, Edge Environment, and our Collaboration Partners, APCO, Circular Economy Victoria, Circular Economy Perth, administered by Holonic, CSIRO, Deakin University, The Holland Circular Hotspot and NSW Circular for supporting us to date. 

ACE Hub Launch Event scribe session 1

ACE Hub Launch Event scribe session 2

Visual scribes created by Danny Kneprath.

FREE E-BOOK: How Network Governance Powers the Circular Economy by Dr Jacqueline Cramer

Dr. Jacqueline Cramer is a member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, where she is actively engaged in circular economy initiatives. She is a professor emeritus of sustainable innovation at Utrecht University. From 2007 to 2010, she was the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Netherlands Government.

Jacqueline has always promoted combining practical sustainability action with theoretical reflection. As a result she is both a widely published academic as well as active in various international and national advisory boards of governments, industries and non-profit organisations. Some of her current roles include supervisory board chair of Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH), mayor of Cirkelstad (Circle City) and supervisory board chair of the Plastic Soup Foundation. In recent years, Jacqueline has advised various governments and international organisations on circular economy implementation. As a well-known expert on the subject and sustainability overall, she is a widely sought speaker in the Netherlands and internationally.  

How Network Governance Powers the Circular Economy by Dr Jacqueline Cramer

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Dr Jacqueline Cramer Headshot

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