Team Leader Circular Economy at the European Commission, Directorate General Environment, Paola has been working on eco-innovation and circular economy policies since 2012. She is presently focusing on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Commission in December 2015. Her main area of interest is best practices on sustainable consumption and production from innovative businesses and public authorities. She has both the experience of the European institutions, which includes funding opportunities for environmental protection, and of the private sector, namely the multinational health industry. Her motto: “explain, listen and make it happen”.