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02 November 2022

New paper: Circular Economy as a Climate Strategy

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A new paper outlines current understanding of how a circular economy can help avert the climate crisis, with nine circular calls-to-action decision makers and researchers need to take to tackle climate change.

Even if all the existing pledges and national targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are fully achieved, by 2030 we will still not meet the 1.5˚C threshold necessary to avoid an extreme climate crisis. Additional strategies and actions are urgently needed to close the gap.

A new paper from PACE, WRI, Chatham House and NREL details current knowledge on the circular economy’s role in helping to avert the climate crisis, finding circular economy strategies can: 

  • Complement decarbonisation measures to further reduce emissions,  

  • Support the sustainable scaling of the clean energy transition and; 

  • Enhance adaptation to climate change.   

Read more, see the nine calls-to-action and download the paper here.