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April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report, Business Models for the Circular Economy: Opportunities and challenges for policy, presents a typology of five circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models. It also reviews the current market penetration and assesses the potential scalability of each business model, and provides a broad set of policy approaches that could help alleviate some of the barriers that currently hinder the widespread adoption of circular business models.
February 2019
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
This issue brief Shades of Green: An introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.
December 2018
New Climate Economy (NCE)
This report sets out the policy and investment priorities for growth that that is strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive, and will result in efficient, liveable cities; low-carbon, smart and resilient infrastructure; and the restoration of degraded lands while protecting valuable forests. It focuses on five key economic systems: energy, cities, food and land use, water, and industry.
December 2018
This policy brief, Understanding Risks Related to the Decarbonisation of the European Steel Sector, produced by the TRANSrisk project focuses on understanding risks related to the implementation of different decarbonisation options, the relevance of these risks for innovation processes in the steel sector, and ways to reduce and manage them.
November 2018
Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)
The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century describes the technical and economic feasibility of hard-to-abate sectors to reach net-zero carbon emissions, the way to manage the transition to net-zero carbon emissions in heavy industry and heavy-duty transport and the measures policymakers, investors, businesses and consumers must follow to accelerate the change.
November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Current measures of economic progress, like GDP, are a poor indicator of economic progress, environmental sustainability and human well-being. This edition of the Inclusive Wealth Report presents the Inclusive Wealth Index, which looks at the manufactured, human and natural capital of 140 countries, and assesses the changing health of these assets over a quarter of a century – a massive dataset that covers almost an entire generation.
October 2018
This Pilot-Study for the Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Commodities Traded in Switzerland evaluates the environmental impacts of commodities traded by Swiss companies without being physically transported to Switzerland. Like this, they are excluded from foreign trade statistics or input-output analysis. With Switzerland trading 20-65% of global trade, depending on the commodity, this pilot-study closes this gap.
October 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
An international perspective on China’s progress towards green growth is illustrated in this report, China’s Progress Towards Green Growth, with focus on industry and the interplay between industrial development and environment.
October 2018
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The report The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia provides evidence on the economics and social benefits of greening the industrial sector of Cambodia based on a robust economic analysis that included a quantitative study and integrated modeling and scenario analysis.
October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The report Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018: Measuring what matters in the long term tries to measure the comprehensive wealth in Canada. Comprehensive wealth in this report means the country's produced, natural, human, financial and social capital. The findings of the report suggest that the concerns for Canada's future in terms of comprehensive wealth is well-founded as the analysis demonstrates that the foundation of the GDP growth is fragile.