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Cambridge Global Challenges


This event, co-organised by the BAS Aurora Innovation Centre and the Cambridge Network, will bring together thought leaders from business (M&S, Anglia Water, ARUP), academia (Engineering, Uni Cambridge) and think tanks (Green Alliance) to share best circular economy practice, give an honest account of successes and set-backs, and highlight which barriers and knowledge gaps need to be addressed to accelerate progress.

Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and it is a model that is reaching its physical limits. A circular economy is an attractive and viable alternatives that businesses have already started exploring today. It preserves and enhances natural capital, optimises resource yields, and minimises system risks by managing finite stocks and renewable flows.

More information and registration details are available here.  

Monday, 26 February, 2018 - 15:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
Aurora Innovation Centre, BAS, CB3 0ET
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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