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  • English Version Johan Verboom, Consul General in Milan for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, joined us at Re-think Circular Economy Forum to discuss how the Netherlands is working to promote a transition to a Circular Economy. Johan Verboom explained how the Netherlands is consolidating its position as a pioneer in the Circular Economy, promoting initiatives and investments in incubators and innovative startups. The Circular Economy transition is assuming even more importance due to the Covid-19 situation and the inputs of the European Union, which is the most active organization supporting this transition, as evident for example by the publication of the European Action Plan for the Circular Economy. In this context, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement form an important framework that considers the Circular Economy both as a solution for environmental problems and as an important economic opportunity. The EU expects the transition to the circular economy to boost economic growth by € 550 billion and to create 2 million jobs. McKinsey expects a net economic benefit for Europe of € 1.8 trillion by 2030. The ambitions of the Netherlands Within this European framework, the Netherlands has also set ambitious goals: by 2030, the country aims to halve the consumption of raw materials and by 2050, they aim to have a fully circular society. In order to pursue these goals, the Dutch Government has prepared a program for a circular economy setting 3 main targets. Firstly, they want to produce more efficiently, decreasing the use of raw materials. Secondly, they want to use more sustainably produced renewable raw materials like biomass, making the Netherlands less dependent on fossil fuels. Thirdly, they want to implement more sustainable and circular production methods. In this perspective, the Netherlands has also established a specific agenda for 5...
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