Pioneering Actions Towards Circular Economy in the City of Lahti, Finland - Sustainable Urban Food Production in the Regional Circular Economy Roadmap
City of Lahti is a candidate to win the European Green Capital Award 2021!
Pioneering Actions Towards Circular Economy in the City of Lahti, Finland
Sustainable Urban Food Production in the Regional Circular Economy Roadmap
Hosted by City of Lahti
Circular economy is one of the EU´s most important political priorities today which can be also seen in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. Lahti is well-known for its pioneering work in smart sustainable city development. Lahti is fully committed to become emission- and waste-free, a complete circular-economy city by 2040!
First regional circular economy roadmap in Finland is made in Lahti
A circular economy roadmap of the Lahti Region was the first Finnish regional circular economy roadmap. The work was conducted by the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and began with a thorough mapping and analysis of material flows in the region. This regional circular economy roadmap serves as an important and interesting showcase to other regions in Europe as well.
Urban food production in Lahti contributes to the EU Bioeconomy Strategy
Cities also play a significant role in the bioeconomy sector as stated in the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy. The luncheon seminar presents globally scalable results from one of the bioeconomy sectors, the food production.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our event!
Yours sincerely,Pekka Timonen
Mayor, City of Lahti
11:30 Registration and Coffee
12:00 Welcome by Lahti Green City, Pekka Komu, Chair of Lahti City Board
Circular Economy Roadmap of Lahti Region, RDI Director Kati Manskinen, Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Role of Cities in EC’s Bioeconomy Strategy, Andrea Accorigi, Policy Officer – Urban circular bioeconomy, climate and energy, DG Research & Innovation
Scalable solutions from Lahti Grain Cluster, Fazer Mills, senior manager R&D, PhD (food.sci) Markku Mikola
Q&A with audience
Closing remarks, Mayor Pekka Timonen
13:20 Buffet Lunch