World Circular Economy Forum 2021


Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra, organized WCEF2021 in collaboration with Circular Economy Leadership Canada and a number of other international partners. 

WCEF2021 was a virtual event, and was free for the public. The WCEF2021 programme focussed on the system level changes, or “game changers”, that are needed to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. This event offered three days packed with information, ideas, and examples of the circular economy. 

  • Game Changer Sessions explored cross-cutting themes to answer a common question: “What transformational steps can we take in the next five years to catalyze the systemic changes required to scale up a global circular economy that is prosperous, inclusive, and equitable?”
  • Demonstration Sessions brought the themes of the Game Changer Sessions to life through concrete, inspiring examples of the circular economy in action. 
  • Accelerator Sessions were hosted by partner organizations on September 15. These outcome-oriented events bridged WCEF2021 with the daily work needed for a circular transition.
The Forum also featured a Virtual Expo Area to spotlight selected circular economy solutions and approaches, as well as networking opportunities with circular economy enthusiasts from around the world!