circular red_1920x8309

Events

Rethinking our Disposable Society: how to build a circular economy

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?

Online and in-person public event (MAR.1.08, Marshall Building)

Speakers

Jocelyn Blériot

Jocelyn Blériot

Lara Pohl-Martell

Lara Pohl-Martell

Dr Jason Wong

Dr Jason Wong

Chair

Professor Susana Mourato

Professor Susana Mourato

The time has come to rethink how we design, make, and use the things we need, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.

The idea of a circular economy, in which waste and pollution are eliminated through better design, reuse of resources and regeneration, is a radical solution to climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as social problems. But is a shift away from a linear economy achievable, and how?

Meet our speakers and chair  

Jocelyn Blériot (@jossbleriot) joined Ellen MacArthur in 2007, after 12 years spent in the media and publishing industry. Initially in charge of editorial matters at the Foundation (overseeing content development and messaging), he now fully focuses on leading the organisation’s institutional engagement. He notably represents the Foundation at the European Commission, and manages the relationship with governments and supra-national bodies such as the United Nations, the G7 Resource Alliance, the OECD or the World Economic Forum. 

Lara Pohl-Martell is a Business Advisor on ReLondon’s business transformation team. She offers advice and support to London-based SMEs, helping them create sustainable value and growth through circular strategies and innovations. Within the business transformation team, her focus area is plastics and packaging. Before working for ReLondon, Lara did the MSc Psychology of Economic Life at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), throughout which she focused on looking at the circular economy from a psychological perspective, and co-founded the LSESU Circular Economy Society.

Jason Wong is Visiting Fellow at LSE and Assistant Professor of Economics at Occidental College. His research uses applied quantitative methods to study how different forms of connectivity including aviation, language diversity, electricity infrastructure, and remittances affect socioeconomic life. 

Susana Mourato (@smmour) is Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment and Pro-Director for Research at LSE.

More about this event  

This event is part of the LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world. 

It has been organised in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an international charity launched in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular economy. They work with a network of private and public sector decision-makers, as well as academia, to build capacity, explore collaborative opportunities, and design and develop circular economy initiatives and solutions.

The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) at LSE is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival

Accessibility

If you are planning to attend this event and would like details on how to get here and what time to arrive, as well as on accessibility and special requirements, please refer to LSE Events FAQ.  LSE aims to ensure that people have equal access to these public events, but please contact the events organiser as far as possible in advance if you have any access requirements so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. If the event is ticketed, please ensure you get in touch in advance of the ticket release date. Access Guides to all our venues can be viewed online.

Live captions

Automated live captions will be available at this webinar. Once you join the Zoom webinar, you will be able to show or hide the subtitles by clicking on the “Live Transcript - CC” button, from where you can also change the font size and choose to view the full transcript. Please note that this feature uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, or machine generated transcription, and is not 100% accurate.

Podcasts

We aim to make all LSE events available as a podcast subject to receiving permission from the speaker/s to do this, and subject to no technical problems with the recording of the event. Podcasts are normally available 1-2 working days after the event. Podcasts and videos of past events can be found online.

Social Media

Follow LSE public events on Twitter for notification on the availability of an event podcast, the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what’s happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page and for live photos from events and around campus, follow us on Instagram. For live webcasts and archive video of lectures, follow us on YouTube

LSE in Pictures is a selection of images taken by the school photographer.

WIFI Access

LSE has now introduced wireless for guests and visitors in association with 'The Cloud', also in use at many other locations across the UK. If you are on campus visiting for the day or attending a conference or event, you can connect your device to wireless. See more information and create an account at Join the Cloud.
Visitors from other participating institutions are encouraged to use eduroam. If you are having trouble connecting to eduroam, please contact your home institution for assistance.
The Cloud is only intended for guest and visitor access to wifi. Existing LSE staff and students are encouraged to use eduroam instead.
From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event. 

This event will be streamed live on Facebook

Twitter

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

RT @ayca_cu: Do not miss our Annual Human Rights Day Lecture happening next Tuesday in person at @LSEnews and online. @LSEHumanRights @LSE

12 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

🇱🇷 Catch up with @LSEEcHist’s conversation with Leigh Gardner, author of “Sovereignty without Power: Liberia in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

16 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

  Sign up for news about events