Researchers, civil society groups, and business representatives gathered in Brussels on the 20 June to call for a ‘Materials Framework Directive’ to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C.

Our event “Material world: The EU’s path to a 1.5°C future”, hosted in collaboration with Zero Waste Europe, was held to discuss the findings of the recently published report entitled “Managing materials for 1.5°C”. The panel highlighted the urgent need for Europe to not only accelerate its transition to a circular economy, but also look at how we can strategically manage our material consumption.

Many thanks to the panel and our moderator – Aline Maigret, Chris Sherrington, Lieze Cloots, Jesus Alquezar, Andrew Cave, Jean-Paul Judson.

If you would like to watch the recording of the panel discussion please email

Download the report here.

Watch our event recap video below and via YouTube (link opens a new window)