Circular@WUR: Sharing innovative solutions for the transition towards a climate-smart society

Published on
April 4, 2022

How does circularity change our living environment? And how far along are we in the shift towards a circular household in 2050? On 11, 12 and 13 April, scientists, entrepreneurs and administrators share their insights on the circular, sustainable society of the future. They do so during the “Circular@WUR: Living within planetary boundaries” congress organised by Wageningen University & Research. In addition to inspiring lectures, there are workshops and masterclasses, and innovative businesses open their doors to visitors.

The need for change is increasingly apparent in our daily lives. The transition towards a circular, biobased and climate-smart society is the solution to many challenges we currently face. Challenges such as sufficient food and potable water for all, and as little loss of resources as possible, lead to minimal climate impact. This calls for a different approach to producing, earning our incomes, and designing our society. Only thus will we be able to live within the boundaries of our planet.

In addition to the challenges, there are, fortunately, many innovations and solutions. Circular@WUR combines challenges and solutions by presenting the state of affairs for the many innovations scientists and businesses are working on. An international group of pioneers of the circular society with various backgrounds will exchange experiences and ideas. And in doing so, give substance to the ‘Transition pathways’ that accelerate the shift towards a circular, biobased and climate-smart society.

Congress topics

In addition to a diverse plenary programme with relevant speakers from within and outside of WUR, four topics are explored deeper during master classes and workshops:

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The excursions to visit businesses, ranging from different departments of WUR, the Farm of the Future to Unilever (Waste to Value), and AMS (Developing a circular city), focus on sharing the latest insights.

The programme is partly available for online attendance.