WCEF+Climate 2021 was hosted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is a global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Its aim is a Finland that succeeds as a pioneer in sustainable well-being. They are an accountable and independent future-oriented fund that is influential nationally and internationally and acts as a think tank, promoter of experiments and operating models, and a catalyst for co-operation. In being accountable to Finnish Parliament, their future-oriented work is funded with the returns on investments based on our endowment capital.

Building a successful Finland for tomorrow is both their mission and statutory mandate. Their vision is that Finland will prosper by building a fair, sustainable and inspiring future that ensures people’s well-being within the limits of the earth’s carrying capacity.

The Netherlands

In its national climate agreement, the Netherlands committed to halving its CO2 emissions by 2030. The Netherlands will also take additional measures to meet increased EU targets in line with the European Green Deal. Circularity is an important cornerstone in the Dutch climate plan. The Netherlands strives to reduce its raw material consumption by 50% by 2030, and to become fully circular by 2050. The Netherlands is one of the board members of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) that aims to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by bringing together leaders across continents and sectors.