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Towards a circular economy – Skills and competences for STEM professionals

Towards A Circular Economy – Skills and competences for STEM professionals

Towards A Circular Economy

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Association of Nordic Engineers/Ethica
Publication Date: 
November, 2021
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Denmark

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The benefits of transitioning to a circular economy outweigh the disadvantages. However, more efforts are needed to move from conceptualisation to implementation. The transition requires a political commitment and the right business mindset. It also requires prioritisation and investment in innovation, the utilisation of new technological solutions, and the right set of skills and competences.

So far, there has been very limited focus on what skills and competences are needed for this transition and whether Nordic STEM education provides them. This report introduces the basis for a Circular Economy Competence Framework for STEM specialists, including a set of essential technical and analytical skills for creating circular solutions.