The 3rd edition of the global circularity gap report will focus on nation states and how countries with a different starting point can make the transition into a circular economy. Questions on the table include whether countries with different levels of resource use, stock levels, degrees of market saturation and per capita income are all moving towards the same end-goal. How do their pathways differ and what role does trade regulation play?
The report will be launched at the World Economic Forum, held from 21 to 24 January 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.
The second edition of the Global Circularity Gap Report highlighted the vast scope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by applying circular principles – re-use, re-manufacturing and re-cycling – to key sectors such as the built environment. Yet it notes that most governments barely consider circular economy measures in policies aimed at meeting the UN target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
The first edition of the report concluded that the global economy is only 9% circular – just 9% of the 92.8 billion tonnes of minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass that enter the economy are re-used annually.
ShiftingParadigms is supporting Circle Economy with the writing and high-level endorsement of the Global Circularity Gap Report.
Client: Circle Economy