The World Circular Economy Forum WCEF, one of the leading circular economy events in the world, will be organised in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June. The forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation.
In 2023, the forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, two key players driving a transition to a circular economy in the Nordic countries and globally. The two organisations share the goal to make Finland and the Nordic countries forerunners in sustainable well-being. The event will be organised from 30 May to 2 June.
The first World Circular Economy Forum was held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2017, when Finland celebrated its 100 years of independence. Since then, the forum has been organised in Japan, Canada, the Netherlands and Rwanda.
“Now is the time to speed towards a circular economy for many reasons. Circular economy solutions can make our societies more resilient and build a foundation for sustainable well-being. Sticking with the current wasteful linear economy is simply not an option – mitigating climate change and halting biodiversity loss cannot wait,” says Jyrki Katainen, president of Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 will focus on finding circular solutions that can help our economies fit within the boundaries of nature.