Gipuzkoa International Meeting on the Circular Economy

Economía Circular en Construcción


1 February 2023 - 2 February 2023


Kursaal, Zurriola Hiribidea, 1, 20002 Donostia-San Sebastian


9:00 am - 2:00 pm



International, national and local experts will analyse current developments in relation to the Circular Economy

The Department of Environment of Gipuzkoa Provincial Council is organising the International Meeting on the Circular Economy. During this fifth edition, international, national and local experts will analyse current issues in relation to the Circular Economy. They will also delve into the main strategies being pursued in key sectors, such as construction.

Round table on the Circular Economy in the construction sector

Urban environments account for a high percentage of pollutant emissions. According to the UN, half of the world's population, 3.5 billion people, live in cities and this figure is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2030.

Iñigo Vegas, Head of Construction Materials and Products at TECNALIA, will take part in this round table, in which the role of the construction sector in the creation of sustainable and circular cities will be analysed. Along with other international and national experts, they will analyse the steps being taken to achieve the goals set by the UN in SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

  • the decarbonisation challenge in the construction sector
  • alignment with the 2030 Agenda and urban agendas
  • construction and demolition waste management
  • and material dependence

Further information

  • Registration is required to attend either in person or on-line.


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10:30 am - 11:15 am

The role of the construction sector ROLE OF CITIES

Moderator: Carlos Martí (Director of the magazine, Ciudad Sostenible, and content director of the Foro de las Ciudades de Madrid). Participants: Fernando Sigchos (Secretary General of the European Builders Confederation- ONLINE), Beatriz de Diego (Expert in circular economy and member of the Circular Economy WG of Green Building Council Spain), Iñigo Vegas (Head of Building Materials and Products at TECNALIA), Paul Liceaga (Deputy Director of ADEGI), Jose María González (Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Unibail Rodamco Westfield Spain).