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.
|Actions on Plastic Waste
27 February 2019
|Addressing climate change will require radical changes in lifestyles: new report by international consortium of research institutes
25 February 2019
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.
|Opportunities and Challenges for Establishing a Route for Recyclables that Targets Valuable Materials
-The case of a model source separation project and expansion to the entire city of Da Nang, Viet Nam-
Yasuhiko Hotta, Makoto Tsukiji and Ngoc-Bao Pham, IGES
Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, IGES
|(Commentary for the WCEF 2018) Japan’s experience: World Circular Economy Forum 2018 offers a new opportunity for circular economy
Chika AOKI, IGES
|8-10 Oct 2019||G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue 2019 and Follow-up of G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter||
|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|