Going Circular in Europe

While the race is on to reduce emissions in Europe’s cities, how can they create a long-term net-zero future and move to a circular economy. We look at what’s required to make this shift in mindset and how cities should start going about this work.

While there are several common challenges that all cities face, it is also clear that cities are uniquely positioned to drive this transition. The podcast includes experts from the United Nations Environment Program, Researchers in the field of circularity and Environmental planners from the city of Lahti,  chosen to the European Green Capital Award.

Episode guest appearances

  • Andreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco
  • Sharon Gil, Program Manager, United Nations Environment Program
  • Charlie Gullström, Research and Innovation Strategist, Sweco
  • Jenni Rahkonen, Environmental Coordinator, city of Lahti
  • Colm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency 

About the Urban Insight podcast

The Urban Insight mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development.

Sweco proudly presents the third Urban Insight podcast – where science, facts and expertise combine with entertainment and an interest in developing the sustainable cities of the future. We focus on the biggest challenges of our time, exploring the citizens perspective and highlighting best practises from frontrunner cities and organisations around the globe. We discuss the best solutions and how to scale up together.

Since 2018, Urban Insight reached 28 million people through news, press and media. Enjoy our podcast series highlighting key actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and beyond!

During 2022, the Urban Insight podcast will focus on circularity and the key role of cities in achieving this. You can find more insights on our webpage: www.swecourbaninsight.com