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30 Jul 2024, 09:00
2 Aug 2024, 18:00


Vienna International Centre (VIC), Vienna, Austria

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Industry is a key driver for global climate action, economic growth, and job creation. Carbon emissions from energy combustion and industrial processes accounted for nearly 89% of energy sector greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. At the same time, by 2030, the business has the potential to cut its greenhouse gas emissions globally by 3.7bn metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year or 60% of total emission cuts pledged in Paris through NDCs (Nationally determined contribution), which is an urgent priority and emerging need for countries in the space of economic transformation. Therefore, the manufacturing industry must accept its heavy responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions. In practice, success will depend, for the most part, on how quickly the industries can transition from "brown to green" by phasing out carbon-intensive productions. In this connection, a circular economy model can play a transformative role in avoiding emissions, overcoming resource scarcity, enhancing economic competitiveness, and creating employment.

In such context, the 3rd PAGE Green Industry Summer School will address key questions: how can the circular economy approach be a powerful tool for systemic transformation and a cost-effective approach to tackling the triple planetary crisis?

Course objectives

The course is designed to equip policymakers and policy professionals working in the industry space with the latest knowledge, tools, and skills on Circular Economy. More specifically, the course aims to:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the principles and concept of circular economy in the context of sustainable industrial development.
  • Explore existing policy frameworks, identify gaps, and discuss policy actions needed in strengthening Circular transition.
  • Introduce various circular business models, explore policy measures needed for different models, and discuss best practice cases.
  • Showcase cutting-edge technologies for circular transition, their financial viability, and their implications on green jobs.
  • Provide participants an opportunity to share their own success stories on circular transition so that others can learn.

Course structure

Part 1 | Self-paced Online Course on Green Industrial Policy: 15 May to 30 June 2024 

Part 2 | In-person Course on Green Industry:  July 30-31 and August 1 & 2, 2024 

What topics will this course cover?  

  • Circular business models, circular design, sustainable supply chain 
  • Innovation, technology, and Industry 5.0 for circular economy 
  • Green jobs and just transitions 
  • Circular economy financing and investment  
  • Skills and capacities for circular transition 
  • Tour to an industrial site in Austria 

For more information on the course, eligibility criteria, and application process, download the course's brochure.

Course summary information

Place Vienna, Austria
Key Dates
  • Deadline for application: 8 May 2024.
  • Announcement of scholarship awardee: 15 May 2024
  • Deadline to complete self-paced course (Part 1): 30 June, 2024
  • Advanced in-person course (Part 2): July 30-31 and August 1-2, 2024
Participants & Course fee Participation in the course is free of charge to 30 participants from developing countries
Language English
Certificate Upon completion, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance