Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative
Global and national (Austria as the first country)
Ambition behind the Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative
The Circularity Gap Report provides a metric that measures the circular state of the world economy and high-level insights into the global metabolism. It also identifies key levers for transitioning to circularity at a global level by mid-21st century.
City of Amsterdam
Circular Economy Indicators Alliance
Convenes key stakeholders and advance harmonized approaches to measuring the progress and impacts of a circular economy transition.
World Resources Institute
World Economic Forum
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
European Environment Agency
Circular Economy Innovation - Scale360°
Ambition of Scale360°
Short-term: Fast-tracking Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) impact in the circular economy by supporting bottom-up innovation and entrepreneurship.
Long-term: Mobilize action among innovators, governments and private sector stakeholders to grow the ecosystem for circular 4IR technology innovation—and in doing so, support the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
Why do we need systemic approaches?
The linear economy is extremely wasteful, straining the planet’s resources. These are some of the resulting challenges:
- The extraction and processing of natural resources significantly contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions
- Only 9% of extracted materials are currently reused, the remainder being lost or wasted
- Digital, physical and biological technologies might offer solutions, but are currently not linked or scaled
How does SCALE360° contribute to accelerating the circular economy?
Scale360° is a global partnership between key stakeholders in government, business and civil society to assess specific marketplace challenges in local economies and design relevant interventions that stimulate the circular economy innovation within cities, countries, and regions. Coupled with these interventions, Scale360° fosters an active, global community on UpLink, the World Economic Forum’s first open platform for digital collaboration.
The Scale360° initiative, built during 2020, aims to leverage new digital technologies and innovations that have already revolutionized sectors like healthcare, mobility and education to accelerate the circular transition. Innovative approaches and new collaborators can reimagine the way materials and products flow within economies—moving away from the current “take-make-dispose” model towards a circular one.
What role do global partnerships play?
Scale360° partners work to build and scale solutions together with activities tailored to local needs. Advisory board members include government leaders, business executives, impact investors, and local experts who shape and scale the programme.
World Economic Forum
United Arab Emirates Ministries of the Prime Minister, Cabinet Affairs, Climate Change and Environment, and Artificial Intelligence
Chile Ministry of Environment
Fashion for Good
Majid Al Futtaim