PACE is leading a parallel session at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) on ‘Reverse supply chains in the electronics sector’. We will explore the challenges and opportunities in creating efficient, responsible and globalized reverse supply chains, with emphasis on practical experiences from transboundary movements of electronic waste, public-private collaboration in reverse logistics and trusted trader arrangements under the Basel Convention.

The World Circular Economy Forum this year will focus on how the circular economy allows us to tackle some of the complex root causes of resource overconsumption, pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss all at once. We already know why the circular economy is a must, but the world needs examples.




Keynote 13.15 – 13.25 

  • Opportunities for robust global reverse supply chains to ensure critical material recovery – the United States perspective.
  • Raffi Balian, Division Chief, Multilateral Affairs Office of Environmental Quality (ENV) Bureau of Oceans and Int’l Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)


U.S. Department of State

Panel Discussion I – 13.25 – 13.55

  • Exploring collection opportunities and innovative solutions
  • Moderator: Ke WangProgram Director, PACE


  • Alexander Batteiger, Advisor Global Project Circular Economy and Sustainable WM & Sustain. Management, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 
  • Tuuli Myllymaa, Group Manager, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE


Panel Discussion II – 13.55 – 14.25

  • How can we build an efficient reverse supply chain for e-waste through effective implementation of the waste regulation.
  • Moderator: Ke Wang, Program Director, PACE 


  • Julie-Ann Adams, Chief Executive Officer, European Electronics Recycling Association 
  • Jonas Dreger, Senior Manager Strategic Engagement & Country Compliance, Environmental Initiatives EMEIA, Apple
  • Dr. Robine van Dooren, Program Manager, Netherlands Enterprise Agency


Closing – 14.25-14.30 - From Knowledge to Action - areas for system change.


Register here for online participation to see this session and more.

The forum will be live-streamed online, open to all and free of charge. The event is organized by Sitra and Nordic Innovation with international partners.


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