Only 2,4% of Norway’s economy i circular (The Circularity Gap Report Norway 2020). Also, Norway has committed to cut emissions with 55% by 2030. By shifting from linear to circular economy, we move away from a throwaway society, and over to reuse.


What do we need to do to reach the goals whilst maintaining the power of a prosperous business community? It’s about  attitude, knowledge and actual change in consumption and production. But also about legislative and regulatory factors: like incentives and public fees that makes it profitable to repare and use recycled materials. To achieve this we are dependent upon anchoring this with the politicians but also in the business community.

Evolve Arena will gather businesses and thought leaders, politicians, public sector and start-up founders to discuss and to find sustainable solutions laying in the zero emission community and how to exploit these in order to reach the goals.


A Danish architecture gem

Flemming Rafn Thomsen is the co-founder of Third Nature, an architecture studio with 25 people based in Copenhagen. The office’s ambition is to bridge the gap between sustainable urban development and Nordic liveable architecture.

Read More »
Circular Economy

Meet up with the boss of the Norwegian waste industry

Did you know that paper recycling started in Norway as early as the 17th century? As former CEO of Avfall Norge for 7 years, there is nothing Nancy Strand is unwilling to do to find smarter, more efficient, engaging and new waste solutions. At Evolve Arena in April, she`ll give her audience a speech filled with clever words and examples of the interaction between man, environment and technology in circular cities.

Read More »

Leo Johnson, Boris Johnson’s brother, to Norway

These days you might associate the name Johnson with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. However, on the topic of future cities, his younger brother Leo Johnson is an inspirational speaker and a renowned presenter on BBC’s radio program «Future Proofing».

Read More »
Circular Economy

A Circular City kickstart

Today’s linear use-and-throw model is a massive resource problem. It requires rethinking of everything we produce, build and use. The Evolve Arena conference on in April, focuses on what small and large measures can be implemented to make cities, buildings and people more sustainable.

Read More »
Circular Economy

Get a grip on The Circular City

Circularity is all about moving away from today’s linear use and throw mentality to a more sustainable way of living. At the Evolve Arena conference in Lillestrøm on May 12, 2020, you’ll get knowledge about how to make the crucial shift towards a circular city.

Read More »

Subscribe to our newsletter

Be updated with the latest from Evolve Arena
Apply for your startup ticket at Evolve arena
Our Innovation Manager will contact
you shortly.

Inspirasjon og nyheter rett i innboksen?

Meld deg på vårt nyhetsbrev og få siste nytt og gode tilbud fra Evolve Arena