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Anne Velenturf

Anne Velenturf

Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds

Anne specialises in facilitating sustainability transitions to implement a circular economy. With resource use directly driving 50% of carbon emissions and 90% of biodiversity loss, changing how we use materials and products is critical for a sustainable future. Anne is an internationally leading circular economy researcher with three main areas of activity. In Yorkshire and the Humber, she leads the Yorkshire Circular Lab to bring diverse people together to trial circular economy ideas in communities. Across the UK, she collaborates with the resources sector and foundation industries such as cement, metals and glass. Internationally, she supports circular economy approaches in the wind industry, for which she was awarded the Poul la Cour prize in 2021. Anne has a wide network of partners across academia and public, private and civic sectors, and holds various advisory positions for (inter) governmental bodies, research funders, research and innovation projects, and industry and professional bodies within and outside the UK.



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