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Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on the EU's Plastic Strategy with Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer, Dir B1 Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption, DG ENV

Beginning: Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:30
End: Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:00
Location: Rue Montoyer 47, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees: British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
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Event description:

The EU's plastic strategy is in the core of the Circular Economy package, aiming for a more sustainable and resource efficient European economy. We are delighted to welcome Werner Bosmans, policy officer - DG ENV - B1, sharing his views on the topic as the coordinator of the the development of the EU's Strategy on Plastics.


Werner Bosmans | Policy Officer, Dir B1 Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption, DG ENV | European Commission

Werner Bosmans, a Belgian national, graduated as a Bio-engineer at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and obtained a Ph.D. in international economics in Montpellier, France. He also holds a degree in Public Management. After undertaken research at the University of Ghent and at the Belgium Ministry of Agriculture, he worked as assistant to the Secretary-General of the Belgian and Flemish Ministry of Agriculture. He is also a part-time professor at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles). In 2005, he joined the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission in Brussels. He is responsible for Natural Resource policies, promoting life-cycle thinking to reduce environmental impacts. He helped setting up the International Resource Panel together with UNEP. He is one of the authors of the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe and coordinated follow-up work, such as the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP). He is now focussing on the Circular Economy and coordinating the development of a Strategy on Plastics.

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