In recent years, circular economy (CE) and resource efficiency (RE) have become central to the G7 / G20 process and the sustainable development agenda, as well as the response to climate change. A circular economy aims to realise resource circulation. It is not a one-way, but a circulative flow in procurement, production, consumption, disposal through recycling, reuse, reproduction, resource-saving product development, and sharing.
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Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere (Regional CES)
Resource Efficiency (RE) and Circular Economy (CE) are now under the spotlight in the international community. The increased global attention to RE and CE has been triggered by the EU’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (2011), and its Circular Economy Policy Package (2015). This Keyword document provides an overview of current global policy trends on RE and CE, as well as Japan's actions for CE.
IGES Discussion Paper
IGES Technical Report
IGES Policy Brief
|5-6 May 2019||G7 Environment Ministers Meeting||
|3-5 June 2019||World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2019)||Helsinki, Finland|
|15-16 June 2019||G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth in 2019||Nagano, Japan|