On June 6th the Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture Joke Schauvliege, in partnership with the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), organised a Round Table on Sustainable Materials Management. A year ago 33 representatives from public and private sectors agreed on a Materials Pact in which they committed to jointly develop an action plan. The result of that work was presented on June 6th. The Flemish Materials Programme (Vlaams Materialen Programma) puts in place a foundation for a Flemish closed-loop economy in 2020.
shiftN was invited to provide the keynote speech on that day. The presentation of preliminary results of our actor mapping and network analysis in the Flemish sustainable materials management arena was well received.