Presenting the study "Tackling root causes: halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy"

Sitra’s new study Tackling root causes – halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy reveals that circular solutions have significant potential to halt global biodiversity loss. The solutions already exist and, if applied immediately, circular interventions in four key sectors can halt biodiversity loss even if no other action is taken. And more than that, the study finds that the world’s biodiversity could recover to 2000 levels by 2035, if the circular interventions captured in the study are implemented.

This study is the first to quantify the role a circular economy can play in tackling global biodiversity loss, by targeting four sectors with the largest impacts: 1) food and agriculture, 2) buildings and construction, 3) fibres and textiles, and 4) forestry and the forest industry.

  • What do these findings imply for decision-makers, both in business and policymaking?
  • And how can we all contribute to speed up the transition to a circular economy that leaves more room for nature to thrive?

The study presentation on 13 June at 9:00 - 10:00 CEST will be introduced by a keynote speech from Professor Johan Rockström outlining the planetary crises we are facing. The study’s results will then be shared by Tim Forslund, specialist at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Thereafter, a panel discussion will bring together perspectives from Florika Fink-Hooijer of the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission, Joss Blériot from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Corli Pretorius from the UN’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

Register here and join the event to discuss the key role a circular economy can play in halting global biodiversity loss.