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Tackling root causes - Halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy

Tackling root causes - Halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy

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Author: 
Tim Forslund, Ashley Gorst, Charlie Briggs, Deven Azevedo, Robin Smale
Publication Date: 
May, 2022
Country: 
Finland

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Circular economy interventions in four key sectors can halt global biodiversity loss and help the world's biodiversity recover, finds this study.

Tackling root causes - Halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy, written by experts from Sitra and Vivid Economics, is the first to quantify the role a circular economy can play in tackling global biodiversity loss, targeting the four sectors with the largest impacts:

  • food and agriculture
  • construction
  • textiles
  • forest and forestry

Circular interventions in these sectors can halt biodiversity loss even if no other action is taken. And more than that, the study finds that the world’s biodiversity can recover to 2000 levels by 2035, if the circular interventions are implemented.