ORGANISING COMMITTEE

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The Bank of Greece is the Central Bank of the Hellenic Republic. Founded in 1927, it is headquartered in Athens, Greece. The BoG became a member of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) in 2019.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) is an initiative launched in 2012 under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) to mobilise scientific and technical expertise in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Greek SDSN has been included in the SDSN network and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy, Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab and ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre, aiming to contribute to achieving the goals of the SDSN network.

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EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece is a knowledge and innovation community established and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to tackle climate change through innovation.

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The Regional Growth Conference (RGC) is a public platform for dialogue between on the challenges, best practices and policies promoted by the EU in an effort to bring forward the necessary regional governance model for Greece.

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Sporos Platform is the investment arm of the Sporos Initiative, dedicated to materialising a Circular Economy in Greece. When it will begin operations in late 2021, it will be the first Impact Investment Fund focused on Circular Economy in South-East Europe.

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SYMBIOSIS

Symbiosis is the non-profit arm of the Sporos Initiative. Its main objective is to raise awareness of the benefits of a Circular Economy and advocate for measures that are beneficial to the Circular Transition. Symbiosis has been the organiser of the first Athens Circular Forum in 2019.

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The University of the Aegean was founded in 1984 aiming to introduce new approaches in higher education in Greece and worldwide and to promote regional development.

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Athena Research and Innovation Center (Athena RIC) serves the full spectrum of the research lifecycle, starting from basic and applied research, ending with technology transfer and entrepreneurship. The fundamental role of Athena RC is to build knowledge and devise solutions and technologies for the digital society.

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The Green Fund enhances development through environmental protection by providing technical and financial support to programmes and interventions aimed at restoring the environment and supporting Greece's environmental policy.

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The Integrated Project LIFE-IP CEI-GREECE - Circular Economy Implementation in Greece aims to contribute to the implementation of the National Waste Management Plan, the National Strategic Waste Prevention Plan and the National Circular Economy Strategy. A new concept for waste management emerges within this project, based on circular economy principles, promoting behavioural changes and supporting actions to increase product life cycle, convert waste into valuable resources and successfully implement the legislative framework for waste management.

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The Hellenic Association of Space Industry (H-ASI) was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organisation of 28 members consisting of Greek High-Tech companies in space technology and its applications. H-ASI currently represent the biggest part of Greece’s research and manufacturing in the space technology and applications sector.

 

THE SECOND ATHENS CIRCULAR FORUM IS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE HELLENIC MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

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