Circular festivals call to take the initiative to contribute to international climate goals
On February 10th, Green Deal Circular Festivals held a special online session during the Dutch Week of the Circular Economy.
In this session participating festivals, experts and participants from organizations active in circularity and the live sector together explored how circular and climate neutral festivals are two sides of the same coin.
The urgency to take action is clear
In his presentation Maikel Kishna – from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, demonstrated that synergies go both ways: circular design can lead to a significant reduction of CO2 and setting climate targets can make secondary use of materials more attractive. And at the same time CO2 targets for the short term can conflict with long term circular ambitions. The urgency to take action is clear. All EU member states will need to follow-up the new Fitfor55 package of the European Union and reduce their emissions by at least 55% by 2030.