“We need to make the world a better place for everyone. There are no exceptions, it concerns everyone.”
Coordinating efforts on the Circular Economy
As an organisation of trade unions representing the profession of engineers, who are the holders of specific know-how, we are obliged to contribute to the green transition. Engineers have hands-on experience when it comes to developing new business models and finding solutions to ensure the products are designed for circularity and promote the right to repair and re-use of resources.
ANE’s member organisations have committed to coordinate efforts to eliminate the linear economy and the “use and throw away” culture.
The aim of our dedicated Circular Economy Working Group is:
- Provide a platform for circular economy experts in ANE member organisations to exchange best practices and align input to the policy processes at the Nordic and EU level.
- Promote the Nordic know-how and map good practices.
- Conduct outreach events and mobilise multidisciplinary stakeholders in a debate on circular economy.
- Develop policy papers based on technological solutions to advance the transition towards the circular economy.
Towards a Circular Economy – Skills and competences for STEM professionals
The benefits of transitioning to a circular economy outweigh the disadvantages, but it requires a political commitment and the right business mindset. It also requires prioritisation and investment in innovation, the utilisation of new technological solutions, and the right set of skills and competences.
This report provides an overview of the future need for STEM and engineering skills in the transition to and during a circular economy.
The report also introduces a Circular Economy Competence framework with the recommendation to implement the framework across all STEM education in the Nordic countries.
Letters to the Ministers in the Nordic countries
Letter to the Ministers in charge of industry in the Nordic countries
Investing in the green transition, strengthening the Nordic ties, and establishing a multi-stakeholder Green Transition Forum, are some of the ideas proposed in our input to the Nordic Recovery strategy to be developed in the coming months by Nordic governments.
Letter to the Research Ministers in the Nordic countries
If we want to buckle down to green transition, we better prioritise innovation and R&D. In our letter, we pinpointed the areas of promising potential in our region, such as AI, 5G, Power2X, carbon capture and storage, renewable battery technology, and Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology, which must benefit from investments to boost R&D activities!