Circular economy, ecosystems and biodiversity - Towards a joint approach

Circular economy, ecosystems an biodiversity - Towards a joint approach

Amélie Vaz, Head of studies and prospective, INEC
Publication Date
September, 2021
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Given the need to take biodiversity more into account in circular economy projects, this study aims to stress the links between the two and to clarify the role played by the circular economy in preserving ecosystems.

Several guiding circular economy principles contribute to reducing the impacts of our activities on ecosystems, such as non-toxicity, optimisation of resource management, promotion of renewable resources and looping of flows. The study also highlights the fact that each lever for implementing the circular economy can and should factor in biodiversity: land-use planning, normative framework, innovation, awareness raising and training, and economic support.