As industrial symbiosis finds its way into the policies, reports and recommendations of the European Commission across multiple DGs and various member states at the national, regional and local scale, the variety of terminologies and methodologies used in these documents can be confusing and sometimes misleading. Such confusion dilutes the power of the approach to deliver resource efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and economic benefits.
To support the effective adoption of industrial symbiosis by the public and private sector, and to advance toward mainstream use, reaching and documenting a consensus on best practice methodologies supporting industrial symbiosis implementation across Europe and beyond is considered an important enabling step. This will be the ambition of this Workshop and the CWA that it will produce.
Dr Rachel Lombardi is the proposed chair for this CEN Workshop and will be supported by the Horizon 2020-SPIRE SHAREBOX, EPOS, and the Interreg Europe projects TRIS and SYMBI.
The kick-off meeting will be held on 21 February 2018 in the International Synergies Ltd Office in Brussels,
address: Avenue d’Auderghem, 22 – 28, B-1040 Brussels, starting at 13:00 and finishing by 17:00.
All interested parties are welcome to register for participation at the kick-off meeting the Workshop Secretariat, preferably by 15 February 2018.