Closing the loop: What is the Circular Economy and why it matters

Series 5 articles

The successful transition towards the circular economy requires coherent policies covering areas of manufacturing, innovation and trade. The ultimate challenge to sustainable development is the decoupling of economic growth from resource use which will likely have a positive impact on the environment.  

By tackling structural inefficiencies across supply chains, the circular economy offers abundant value-creation opportunities at the industry level. At the same time, policymaking in the circular economy sphere must be gender responsive and actively build strategies, measures and tools to ensure a just circular economy transition for all.