COP 21 in Loos-en-Gohelle, 3rd december 2015

On the third of December, in parallel with the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris, Nord-Pas de Calais region will organize a side event that offer delegates and other stakeholders a chance to visit Loos-en-Gohelle to show what transitioning towards a low-carbon and circular economy can look like.

A TGV train will transport 500 delegates, journalists, representatives of related organizations and all other interested parties to the 11/19 site – a collection of UNESCO listed buildings located in a former mine, near the highest slag heaps in Europe. In the morning, a series of guided visits will show participants how Loos-en-Gohelle has mobilized to develop projects around solar energy, ecoconstruction, circular economy and life cycle thinking. In the afternoon, a range of economists, sociologists and business leaders will discuss the importance of the third industrial revolution, including Jeremy Rifkin.


Businesses and organisations from across the region will be present in a showcase centre around new economic models, with a strong focus on the circular economy and life cycle thinking (including several case studies of the project and we will take this opportunity to highlight LCiP).

The registration can be done here: