[Venue Changed] ECCT Energy & Environment Committee Lunch: Circular Economy Development in Taiwan
ECCT Energy & Environment Committee Lunch
Circular Economy Development in Taiwan
Guest of honour :Charles Huang, Chairman, Taiwan Circular Economy Network / 循環台灣基金會 黃育徵董事長
Speaker :Shadow Chen, CEO, Taiwan Circular Economy Network / 循環台灣基金會 陳惠琳執行長
12:00 – 14:00, Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Venue: B3, Emporio- A, the Regent Taipei / 台北晶華酒店 B3
Address: 41 Zhongshan North Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei / 台北市中山北路二段41號
Taiwan boasts one of the world’s highest rates of recycling and there is growing awareness of sustainability issues in Taiwan. However, circular economy concepts are still not well understood and, to date, there have been very few circular economy applications in the real world, both in Taiwan and globally. At this event, our guest speaker will talk about recent circular economy developments in Taiwan and discuss areas for collaboration with ECCT members.
About Taiwan Circular Economy Network
The Taiwan Circular Economy Network (TCEN), founded in 2015, is a leadership initiative in Taiwan that brings together governments, businesses and NGOs to facilitate the transition to the circular economy. TCEN aims to enhance the overall understanding and implementation of the circular economy in Taiwan through policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, knowledge sharing, capacity building and international connections. Over recent years TCEN has been invited to give over 100 public speeches, which have been attended by audiences totaling 10,000 people, including many important politicians. TCEN’s opinions are solicited for many governmental programmes and projects, including the 5+2 innovation plan, circular economy targets and strategies, circular parks and so on. Written by the chairman Charles Huang, TCEN published the first and only thematic book titled Circular Economy in 2017. Various circular economy-related programmes and business alliances have been formed in 2018. With the support of many stakeholders, TCEN believes that Taiwan is uniquely positioned to become the “circular economy hotspot” in Asia.
About the speaker
Shadow Chen is currently the CEO of the Taiwan Circular Economy Network. She leads a team to promote circular economy development in Taiwan through policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, communication and education. She also sits on various expert panels and committees to develop circular economy-related policies and programmes. Prior to her current position, she was a permaculture educator, industrial designer and travel writer.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and a double master’s science degree in industrial ecology from Leiden University and TU Delft in The Netherlands and the University of Graz in Austria. She received the Hans Roth Umweltpreis in 2017 in Austria for her thesis “Circular Design”.
NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members' guest(s)
*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Emily Kuo / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ecct.com.tw