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PROGRAMME
Thursday, 17 June 2021
A Decade of Leadership in Sustainability
09:30 - 09:35

Opening | Frédéric Simon - Moderator, Senior Editor, Environment and Energy, EurActiv

09:35 - 09:40

Welcome | Stefan Sommer, Chairman, VinylPlus®

09:40 - 10:00

VinylPlus® - A Decade of Partnership for Sustainability| Brigitte Dero, Managing Director, VinylPlus® 

Followed by the VinylPlus® Product Label Awards Ceremony - Rewarding and Recognising Sustainability - Moderated by Frédéric Simon

Featuring: The VinylPlus® Product Label Holders

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction to Our Keynote Speakers | Frédéric Simon - Moderator

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote Speech - European Parliament | Ondrej Knotek, MEP

10:20 - 10:40

Keynote Speech - European Policies on Plastics in a Circular Economy | Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer, Circular Economy, DG ENV, European Commission

10:40 - 10:50

Coffee break

VinylPlus 2030 - The New Commitment of the European PVC Industry to Sustainability

10:50 - 11:00

Introduction | Frédéric Simon - Moderator

11:00 - 11:30

VinylPlus 2030 Commitment - Pathway 1: Scaling Up PVC Value Chain Circularity

Presentations and Q&A session

Petra Weisshaupt, German Environment Agency (UBA)

Jason Leadbitter, Chairman, VinylPlus®  Controlled-Loop Committee

11:30 - 12:00

VinylPlus 2030 Commitment - Pathway 2: Advancing Towards Carbon Neutrality and Minimising our Environmental Footprint

Presentations and Q&A session

Helle Simon Elbro, Technical Advisor, Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Andy Jones, Spokesperson, VinylPlus 2030 Working Group

12:00 - 12:40

VinylPlus 2030 Commitment - Pathway 3: Building Global Coalitions and Partnering for the SDGs

Presentations, interactive discussions & Q&A session

Stephan Sicars, Managing Director, Directorate of Environment and Energy, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Carlos Alvarez Pereira, Club of Rome and UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability

Official Launch of the VinylPlus 2030 Commitment
12:40 - 13:20

Signatory Ceremony and Official Launch of the VinylPlus 2030 Commitment | Frédéric Simon - Moderator

13:20 - 13:25

Closing Speech | Stefan Sommer, Chairman, VinylPlus®

13:25 - 13:30

Wrap-Up and Closure | Frédéric Simon - Moderator

At 13:30

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