Are you looking for ways to finance circular economy projects? The European Commission has launched the multi-annual call for proposals of the Public Sector Loan Facility (PSLF) under the Just Transition Mechanism.
PSLF supports the transition towards a climate-neutral economy leaving no one behind. A wide range of sectors, among which circular economy, are eligible for funding.
A Biowaste Club is an institutionalised platform for multi-stakeholder engagement whose members are all local and regional actors along the biowaste value chain, such as waste management companies, research institutions, public authorities, etc.
Biowaste Club meetings take place twice a year, set-up and formats can vary, depending on the local needs and, consequently, on their agenda.
Using good practices and replicable examples from Europe and beyond, these EU-funded BUS-GoCircular project guidelines aim to raise awareness among practitioners and policymakers about their ability to promote a more circular construction sector and upskill professionals.
The Circular Buildings Toolkit will help designers and planners create a better future in the built environment sector. Arup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the toolkit in a bid to bring a circular economy for buildings into the mainstream, and future-proof assets in the face of a rapidly changing policy landscape.
Reducing the negative environmental impact caused by building processes and materials is an important element of circular construction. Sustainable construction applies to both public spaces (as it pertains to civil and hydraulic engineering) and the built environment (the construction of residential and non-residential buildings).
Circular design is gaining momentum as regards creating both a sustainable built environment and public spaces. Circular design makes buildings more adaptable and facilitates the high-value reuse of a structure’s materials once they have reached the end of their life. This toolbox article summarises the circular design of buildings in eight core principles.
Between September 2021 and March 2022, the Circular Economy - Sustainable Competences for Youth project team conducted an online survey, reaching more than 200 young people aged 18-30 across Europe. These findings fed into data used to prepare recommendations advocating better inclusion and opportunities for young people regarding the transition towards a circular economy.
UNECE and UN/CEFACT, together with key industry stakeholders, have launched a project for an international framework initiative to enhance transparency and traceability for sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear industry.
Reducing your value chain’s emissions is a key factor in combating climate change, transitioning to a circular economy and ensuring that your business is competitive and complies with the law. This guide by Normative sets out six building blocks to measure and reduce carbon emissions from your value chain, a prerequisite for adopting circular business model principles.
This guide helps municipal authority practitioners adopt a more circular approach to public procurement. It provides an overarching framework that should be adapted to the local context and the reality of each city. Each step includes questions to consider, examples of how other municipal authorities have implemented circular procurement, and resources.