Circular The Hague: transition to a sustainable economy

Circulair Den Haag: transitie naar een duurzame economie

The Hague
Publication Date
February, 2018
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In this policy note, the City of the Hague outlines why a circular transition is necessary and what benefits it can provide to the city for its sustainable development. Continuing with a state-of-play, the note sketches out the policy framework at European, national and regional level to provide strategic context and introduce analysis of a non-exhaustive list of 143 ongoing circular projects in The Hague area.

Links to further research show that using the opportunities a circular economy provides in the Construction, Procurement and Retail Trade sectors alone could substantially reduce carbon emissions and deliver 3,500 jobs in city's area.

Building on this research, the policy note indicates the city's priorities best lie in biomass, construction material and critical raw materials.