Right now, bold, fresh policy thinking is more urgent than ever. In this event series, the New Statesman and its Spotlight policy supplement are convening leaders from politics, business and international organisations to explore the most pressing policy problems facing the world.  

Through a series of panel discussions, interviews and live Q&A's, leaders and expert speakers are examining how the world can move to a clean energy economy, with sessions across a range of policy areas. 

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On Tuesday 9th February, our own Head of Sustainability Innovation Nathan Wrench will be discussing the next big challenge for countries worldwide…  

Session 4: Transforming the Plastics Economy for a Sustainable Recovery 

The world is facing a global plastics crisis. What is the importance of transforming the plastics economy? What role do universities play in offering solutions? Don’t miss this important debate.   

Date | Tuesday 9th February 
Time | 11:30 to 12:00 
Speaker line-up | Cesar Sanches, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, ValGroup  | Professor Steve Fletcher, Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy and Director of Sustainability and the Environment Research Theme, The University of Portsmouth  | Nathan Wrench, Head of Sustainability Innovation, Cambridge Consultants | Chair: Marina Leiva, Senior Reporter, Investment Monitor. 

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