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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.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Natural resources, and the materials derived from them, represent the physical basis for the economic system. Recent decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in demand for these resources, which has triggered interest from policy makers in transitioning to a more resource efficient and circular economy. This report 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.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report discusses the implications of the low-carbon transition for workers and the relevant lessons-learnt in previous industrial restructuring experiences.
March 2019
European Commission
This report, Accelerating The Transition To The Circular Economy: Improving access to finance for circular economy projects , aims to help speed up the transition from a linear to a circular economy by improving the conditions for financing circular economy projects.
February 2019
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
A plastics circular economy in Canada would recirculate materials in an environmentally- and financially-sustainable closed loop. It reduces waste and emissions while capturing value.
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.
January 2019
Newsweek Vantage, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
This research confirms that the concept of a circular economy has gone from relative obscurity to the corporate boardroom in just a few years. It identifies five strategies and business models that companies are adopting to make their products, processes or business models more circular, and spotlights eight actions companies can take to accelerate their circular transition as well as circular drivers, including climate change, national regulations and policy, and consumer awareness and activism.
January 2019
World Economic Forum (WEF), Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)
E-waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, and society only deals with 20% of e-waste appropriately, yet e-waste is worth at least $62.5 billion annually. This paper discusses the state of play regarding global e-waste handling and production, and the potential benefits of the proper treatment of e-waste, including resource recovery from urban mining, reverse logistics and advanced recycling and recapturing.
January 2019
International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper Global Resources Outlook 2019 presents the story of natural resources as they move through our economies and societies. It is a story of relentless demand and of unsustainable patterns of industrialization and development.
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.

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