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Circular Table Talks

A Proper Carbon Price - A Key to Higher Climate Action?

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Ragn-Sells
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July

1

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15:00

CEST

/

9:00 am

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EDT

EST

1

,

2021

global online broadcast

Circular Table Talks

A Proper Carbon Price - A Key to Higher Climate Action?

Ragn-Sells
We Don't Have Time

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the first episode in a series of six in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. The series will explore new and exciting ideas that have the potential to benefit people, the planet and build green economies locally and globally. Bringing together experts on the circular economy, showing examples of projects applying these principles in real life and challenging preconceived notions of what is and isn't waste.  

In the first episode C02, the main greenhouse gas, is in focus. The episode will look at whether a circular economy transforms it from a problem to a useful resource. What role carbon pricing plays in enabling this shift and present real world examples.


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15:00 / 09:00 a.m. Introduction segment

The Circular Table Talks series is presented and we are introduced to both We Don´t Have Time and Ragn-Sells. Nick Nuttall Host, Strategic Communications Director of We Don't Have Time & Pär Larshans, Co-host, Director of Sustainability at Ragn-Sells


15:10 / 09:10 a.m. Keynote speeches

  • What is circularity, why do we need it for climate action and what is our current progress to reaching circularity? Laxmi Haigh, Lead of Editorial at Circle Economy
  • How the Circular Economy tackles climate change and the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to cutting emissions. Per Klevnäs, Partner at Material Economics
  • What is the EU:s perspective on policy and action regarding carbon capture storage and use? Chris Bolesta, CCUS Lead at Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Carbon pricing and how it enables carbon capture and storage or utilization projects. Darragh Conway, Lead Legal Counsel at Climate Focus
  • The connection between CO2 and circularity and how mountains of oil shale ash can be turned from a huge problem to an opportunity. Anders Kihl, Chief Executive Strategy of Ragn-Sells Group
  • How the process of dying textiles could turn CO2 into a valuable resource while avoiding using any water at all. Olaf Lohle, Co-founder of CleanDye


16:00 / 10:00 a.m. Panel Debate


The above mentioned speakers will tackle questions such as:

  • Why are economies so linear rather than circular despite the opportunities?
  • What are common hurdles for companies trying to adopt more circular buisines models?
  • Does the Paris agreements national climate action plans (NDCs) capture the circular economy?


16:30 / 10:30 a.m. Ragnar-Sellberg Foundation

Get to know the foundation and its support of research and applications of the circular economy through two example projects.

  • Industrial symbiosis and what it means for circularity, climate change, the environment and waste in the 21st century. Graham Aid, Group Innovation Coordinator at Ragn-Sells
  • Decontamination and resource recovery from hazardous crystal glass waste' with an example from his project in Småland, Glasriket. Richard Nasilele Mutafela, R&D Engineer - Materials Development at Ragn-Sells


16:50 / 10:30 a.m. End of the broadcast


We are given a summary of this first episode and a look forward to the next episode which will air the 1st of September.

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Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)
Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

https://www.earthday.org

Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)
Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

Speakers & guests

Anders Kihl

 (
SE
)
Chief Executive Strategy and R&D Officer, Ragn-Sells Group

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering Luleå University of Technology main subject Geochemistry. In current position since 1 jan 2017, first position in the Ragn-Sells summer 1996. 2007-20011 I spent a few years within Statoil ( fuel retailer) working with remediation of contaminated sites. Main work topics R&D related to the treatment of waste, landfills, permits, contaminated soils, landfill processes. Born 1972 ( same year as the UN Stockholm Conference on Environment and the release of Limits to Growth – two important milestones for the global debate on Sustainalbilty).

Laxmi Haigh

 (
UK
)
Lead of Editorial at Circle Economy and one of the lead authors of the Circularity Gap Report 2021

Laxmi is the Lead of Editorial and Writing at Circle Economy. She is an experienced editor, journalist and writer with a background in sustainability journalism and academic research. She is a core part of the content team for the Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative (CGRI) in her position as author, and as Lead Editor, she drives the creation of quality content, strong narratives and storytelling across the organisation and its publications. She completed her Research MSc in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University in 2017.

Per Klevnäs

 (
SE
)
Partner, Material Economics

Per Klevnäs has worked internationally with resource and climate issues as a consultant and researcher since the early 2000s. An economist by training, previous roles have included as an expert in McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, Research Director of the New Climate Economy Project, a senior researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and managing director of an economic consultancy. At Material Economics, Per helps companies set the right direction in the face of new business requirements and opportunities connected with energy, resource, and sustainability topics. He has worked widely across energy, basic materials, packaging, manufacturing, banking, and utilities on topics ranging from investment due diligence and acquisition scanning, low-carbon growth strategies, investment planning, product and technology development, and regulatory strategy. He is lead author of several high-profile international reports on circular economy and climate themes, including The Circular Economy – a Powerful Force for GHG Mitigation, Industrial Transformation 2050, Completing the Picture and the New Climate Economy report.

Chris Bolesta

 (
PL
)
CCUS Lead at Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission

Chris is a European Commission official since 2004 with 6 years of experience of policy work in CO2 capture, utilisation and storage. He was part of the private office of two Polish climate ministers and served as an advisor to UN COP19 President. He co-created an NGO dealing with electrification of transport. He authored a number of publications on energy, climate and competition policy.

Darragh Conway

 (
IE
)
Lead Legal Counsel, Climate Focus

Darragh Conway is lead legal counsel at Climate Focus, an international advisory company that supports governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations, and companies across the globe in developing and navigating climate change policies and programmes. He specializes in providing legal, policy, and strategic communication advice on topics ranging from carbon pricing and climate finance to forest governance and climate justice. He has co-authored several leading reports and guidebooks on carbon pricing, advised over a dozen governments on their carbon pricing policies, and trained hundreds of civil servants and other stakeholders on how to design and communicate carbon pricing policies. Prior to joining Climate Focus, Darragh worked on research projects on climate change and environmental law at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University College Dublin and a Master’s in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, and is a member of the New York Bar.

Olaf Lohle

 (
NL
)
Co-founder of CleanDye

Olaf Lohle is a seasoned entrepreneur with a deep and multi-faceted understanding of the textiles industry. As co-founder of CleanDye, Olaf is responsible for business development. Textiles are a family business for Olaf. In the 1990s he took over his family’s textile company and expanded the business into an exclusive agency for Italian, Turkish and Eastern European fabric mills. He then launched a private label company offering production facilities and support across China, India, Italy and Turkey. In 2008 Olaf became interested in DyeCoo Textile System’s revolutionary clean textile dyeing technology. Together with his cousin Patrick they became an early investor, later joining the company as head of business development. In time, Olaf and Patrick joined forces to co-found CleanDye, with the ambition to build the world’s first water and process chemical-free textile dyeing factory. The CleanDye factory uses Carbon Dioxide to dye their fabrics, the carbon dioxide they use is recycled to be reused within the system.

Graham Aid

 (
US/SE
)
Group Innovation Coordinator, Ragn-Sells Group

Graham has broad professional experience combining teaching, facilitation, research & innovation. In applying these activities, he focuses on resource management and the circular economy for industrial sectors such as manufacturing, bio-based production, and construction. A special interest of his is the concept of industrial symbiosis facilitation and how we can interlink actors for collaborative resource efficiency. In 2017, He defended his industrial PhD at LiU's Environmental Technology and Management department, and now continues to work with R&I and strategy at the European recycling organization - Ragn-Sells Group.

Richard Nasilele Mutafela

 (
ZM
)
R&D Engineer - Materials Development at Ragn-Sells

Richard Mutafela is a Research & Development Engineer at Ragn Sells Group, with focus on development of new materials in the areas of circular economy and industrial symbiosis, particularly waste-to-materials and energy. Richard believes in the potential of waste stocks as secondary raw material sources that could mitigate the environmental impact of virgin raw material sourcing. For over a decade, Richard has supported the sustainability agenda through society-impacting research and innovation in the mining industry, recycling, and academia with vast collaborations with governmental agencies. Richard holds an MSc in Sustainable Technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from Linnaeus University, Sweden.

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Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)
Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

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Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)
Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

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Speakers & guests

Anders Kihl

 (
SE
)
Chief Executive Strategy and R&D Officer, Ragn-Sells Group

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering Luleå University of Technology main subject Geochemistry. In current position since 1 jan 2017, first position in the Ragn-Sells summer 1996. 2007-20011 I spent a few years within Statoil ( fuel retailer) working with remediation of contaminated sites. Main work topics R&D related to the treatment of waste, landfills, permits, contaminated soils, landfill processes. Born 1972 ( same year as the UN Stockholm Conference on Environment and the release of Limits to Growth – two important milestones for the global debate on Sustainalbilty).

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Laxmi Haigh

 (
UK
)
Lead of Editorial at Circle Economy and one of the lead authors of the Circularity Gap Report 2021

Laxmi is the Lead of Editorial and Writing at Circle Economy. She is an experienced editor, journalist and writer with a background in sustainability journalism and academic research. She is a core part of the content team for the Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative (CGRI) in her position as author, and as Lead Editor, she drives the creation of quality content, strong narratives and storytelling across the organisation and its publications. She completed her Research MSc in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University in 2017.

Read less
Read more

Per Klevnäs

 (
SE
)
Partner, Material Economics

Per Klevnäs has worked internationally with resource and climate issues as a consultant and researcher since the early 2000s. An economist by training, previous roles have included as an expert in McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, Research Director of the New Climate Economy Project, a senior researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and managing director of an economic consultancy. At Material Economics, Per helps companies set the right direction in the face of new business requirements and opportunities connected with energy, resource, and sustainability topics. He has worked widely across energy, basic materials, packaging, manufacturing, banking, and utilities on topics ranging from investment due diligence and acquisition scanning, low-carbon growth strategies, investment planning, product and technology development, and regulatory strategy. He is lead author of several high-profile international reports on circular economy and climate themes, including The Circular Economy – a Powerful Force for GHG Mitigation, Industrial Transformation 2050, Completing the Picture and the New Climate Economy report.

Read less
Read more

Chris Bolesta

 (
PL
)
CCUS Lead at Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission

Chris is a European Commission official since 2004 with 6 years of experience of policy work in CO2 capture, utilisation and storage. He was part of the private office of two Polish climate ministers and served as an advisor to UN COP19 President. He co-created an NGO dealing with electrification of transport. He authored a number of publications on energy, climate and competition policy.

Read less
Read more

Darragh Conway

 (
IE
)
Lead Legal Counsel, Climate Focus

Darragh Conway is lead legal counsel at Climate Focus, an international advisory company that supports governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations, and companies across the globe in developing and navigating climate change policies and programmes. He specializes in providing legal, policy, and strategic communication advice on topics ranging from carbon pricing and climate finance to forest governance and climate justice. He has co-authored several leading reports and guidebooks on carbon pricing, advised over a dozen governments on their carbon pricing policies, and trained hundreds of civil servants and other stakeholders on how to design and communicate carbon pricing policies. Prior to joining Climate Focus, Darragh worked on research projects on climate change and environmental law at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University College Dublin and a Master’s in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, and is a member of the New York Bar.

Read less
Read more

Olaf Lohle

 (
NL
)
Co-founder of CleanDye

Olaf Lohle is a seasoned entrepreneur with a deep and multi-faceted understanding of the textiles industry. As co-founder of CleanDye, Olaf is responsible for business development. Textiles are a family business for Olaf. In the 1990s he took over his family’s textile company and expanded the business into an exclusive agency for Italian, Turkish and Eastern European fabric mills. He then launched a private label company offering production facilities and support across China, India, Italy and Turkey. In 2008 Olaf became interested in DyeCoo Textile System’s revolutionary clean textile dyeing technology. Together with his cousin Patrick they became an early investor, later joining the company as head of business development. In time, Olaf and Patrick joined forces to co-found CleanDye, with the ambition to build the world’s first water and process chemical-free textile dyeing factory. The CleanDye factory uses Carbon Dioxide to dye their fabrics, the carbon dioxide they use is recycled to be reused within the system.

Read less
Read more

Graham Aid

 (
US/SE
)
Group Innovation Coordinator, Ragn-Sells Group

Graham has broad professional experience combining teaching, facilitation, research & innovation. In applying these activities, he focuses on resource management and the circular economy for industrial sectors such as manufacturing, bio-based production, and construction. A special interest of his is the concept of industrial symbiosis facilitation and how we can interlink actors for collaborative resource efficiency. In 2017, He defended his industrial PhD at LiU's Environmental Technology and Management department, and now continues to work with R&I and strategy at the European recycling organization - Ragn-Sells Group.

Read less
Read more

Richard Nasilele Mutafela

 (
ZM
)
R&D Engineer - Materials Development at Ragn-Sells

Richard Mutafela is a Research & Development Engineer at Ragn Sells Group, with focus on development of new materials in the areas of circular economy and industrial symbiosis, particularly waste-to-materials and energy. Richard believes in the potential of waste stocks as secondary raw material sources that could mitigate the environmental impact of virgin raw material sourcing. For over a decade, Richard has supported the sustainability agenda through society-impacting research and innovation in the mining industry, recycling, and academia with vast collaborations with governmental agencies. Richard holds an MSc in Sustainable Technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from Linnaeus University, Sweden.

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