Solutions for a circular, low-carbon Europe

The linear model of “take, do, throw” must be kept in the background. Not only is it a wasteful model, but it is also a major contributor to climate change. And the latter’s costs to the world economy are projected to reach $ 54 trillion by the end of the century. But not only will it be an economic crisis, but there will also be social repercussions. Climate change mitigation and adaptation policies are therefore as essential to the future of the economy and society as they are to the environment.

The circularity of the global economy must be doubled to preserve a habitable planet

The next decade is decisive to improve the future of the Earth and, for this, to continue moving towards a circular model is essential. The current economy is only 8.6% circular, which leaves a large gap open, which would be closed by increasing circularity by 8.4%, that is, practically double what is currently done. Thus,…

Why do we need universal policy goals on circular economy?

Climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. Three major global problems that the circular economy can address. In addition, circularity has many health benefits, thanks to the reduction of environmental impacts, better management of resources and advances in food security. Ultimately, the circular economy is essential to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)…

The waste management sector can generate 2.9 million jobs in Europe

An economy capable of creating employment opportunities is essential. However, it is even more so in times of recession like the present. Therefore, now that both governments and the private sector have opted to invest in “green” or neutral economic recovery strategies, it is important to assess the potential use of these. A question that…