Cities in Korea can play a pivotal role in creating an enabling environment through regulations and incentives, but the private sector needs to collaborate and explore the cross-sectoral synergies required to achieve a circular model.
Addressing the circular economy in cities requires the design and implementation of transformative activities where different sectors such as water, energy and waste are integrated into systemic roadmaps. A collective understanding of societal problems is essential to progress towards combined system assessments and co-design processes for a portfolio of transformative products and services for facing systemic obstructions and institutional gaps.
On October13, the ECCK Energy and Environment Working Group hosted a webinar on Circular Economy in Cities. Mr. Peter Vangsboand and Ms. Saehee Jeong from the Innovation Centre Denmark at the Danish Embassy shared knowledge and discussed in a Korean context how to developing good practices for achieving more and better dialogue between systemic actors to establish a collaborative multi-stakeholder arena in the utilities, energy and climate adaption sector starting with a demand-led approach, working with Korean city authorities, regional bodies, Korean governments and industry leaders committed to transitioning to the circular economy.
The webinar was followed by an active Q&A session, and we would like to thank all the speakers and participants for their interest.