Circular economy: New tool for measuring progress

Circular Economy: New Tool for Measuring Progress

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This revised monitoring framework measures progress towards the circular economy considering the interlinkages between circularity and the EU’s climate neutrality goal, the zero-pollution ambition for a healthier and fairer planet, competitiveness, sustainability and securing materials supply.

In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the 2020 Circular Economy Action Plan aims to decouple growth from resource use and keep resource consumption within the planetary boundaries, while contributing to competitiveness, sustainability and resilience of the EU economy.

To assess the effectiveness of EU policies and measures, and to identify best practices, measuring progress towards a circular economy is essential. The Commission has revised the EU monitoring framework for circular economy, including new indicators and adding a new dimension on global sustainability and resilience