NETHERLANDS CIRCULAR HOTSPOT
Press release - January 21, 2016
Within one month since the world agreed to combat climate change at COP21 in Paris, The Netherlands is launching Netherlands Circular Hotspot (NLCH), a campaign spearheading the transition to a circular economy. The campaign builds on the fact that the country has become a hub for innovation and implementation of a circular economy with the desire to share that knowledge and learn from others across Europe and the world.
NLCH Initiator His Royal Highness Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme said, “Humanity has great environmental challenges ahead of it. We are at a stage in history where we must find realistic and practical solutions to these. A circular economy offers us a road map for systemic change in our economic ecological and social system. Our ambition with NLCH is to share the practical experiences from businesses, cities, governments, entrepreneurs and communities to show what is possible and inspire ever greater adoption of the circular economy principles“.
About Netherlands Circular Hotspot Campaign
The Netherlands Circular Hotspot is a campaign aimed at positioning the Netherlands internationally as a circular hotspot and sharing the best practices and learnings with companies and governments around the world. The campaign includes the realisation of a broad vision on the Netherlands’ circular future, a Circular Expo, exhibiting (internationally) scalable circular projects, and an incoming trade- and journalist mission. The vision will be shaped based on input from Dutch and international thought-, sector- and industry leaders and representatives of younger generations. The visionary document will be presented to European government officials at the Innovation Expo during the Dutch EU presidency in 2016.
Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme and Circle Economy are the pioneers of this campaign. The initiators are the Social Economic Council (SER), Delta Development Group, Circle Economy and INSID. Netherlands Circular Hotspot is supported by more than 25 ambassador-businesses, organizations and cooperates with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and NLCirculair!.
To get inspired go to our social platform to find circular best practices from different industries and governments www.netherlandscircularhotspot.nl. JoinusonFacebook.com/NLcircularhotspotandTwitter.com/CircularHotspot
The ambassadors of the campaign are: Accenture, Akzo Nobel, Black Bear Carbon, Delta Development Group, Deltares, Desko, DSM, Floow2, FrieslandCampina, City of Amsterdam, Region Haarlemmermeer, Inashco, Interface, KPMG, Modulo, PGGM, Philips, Port of Rotterdam, Powered by Meaning, Rabobank, Rockwool, Royal Haskoning DHV, Rotterdam Partners, Schiphol, Siemens, The Executive Network, Dutch Water Authorities, Van Gansewinkel