Although experiments and initiatives are multiplying everywhere, the overall circular transition of the construction sector – responsible for around 40% of CO2 emissions and a third of waste in Europe – has yet to be invented. How can value be created while drastically reducing the extraction and consumption of new resources? What will be the jobs of the circular city? What partnerships should be forged between economic players to develop new markets and sectors?
We invite you to Leonard:Paris between November 2021 and January 2022 for a new series of meetings open to the public to identify the obstacles to be overcome and the opportunities that lie ahead to accelerate this transformation.
- 16 November 2021 // Circular transition: from constraint to opportunity (6pm – 7.30pm)
Although the evolution of environmental regulations and the difficulties in supplying raw materials give the circular economy a new relevance in the construction sector, it is nevertheless often presented as creating additional constraints: logistical challenge to match supply and demand of secondary materials, less diversity of products than in the new construction sector, customers to be convinced of the interest of reuse… How can the circular economy become indispensable to the construction economy?
- 22 November 2021 // The circular transition facing the challenge of business models (5.30 pm – 7 pm)
Construction products from the circular economy often remain more expensive than those from raw materials. How can the circular economy become more competitive? How can tax and regulatory changes facilitate the financing of the circular transition? And what new economic models should be invented?
- 3 December 2021 // From project to territory: scaling up the secondary materials market? (8.30am – 10am)
Making a success of the circular transition of the city and its territories implies the reorganisation of existing sectors in order to better match supply and demand for secondary materials. On what territorial scales will this market be built, and what role will local authorities play in its implementation?
- 10 January 2022 // Preparing the circular conversion of the construction industry (8.30 am – 10 am)
To make the circular transition a success, each of the players in the construction industry must develop new skills and reinvent their business models. How will the city and infrastructure professions have to reinvent themselves to better deal with waste and reuse by 2050?
- 20 January 2022 // Will the circular transition be social and inclusive ? (10 am – 12 am)