Support partners

Support Partners

The European Circular Cities Declaration was developed by a broad partnership of European stakeholders, including cities, international organisations, think tanks, financial institutions, technical experts, and regional collaboration partnerships. 

 

ICLEI Europe
ICLEI Europe

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.

See ICLEI Europe's Website

Circle Economy
Circle Economy

Circle Economy believes in a visionary future for our planet — one in which we do not have to compromise in order to achieve economic, social, and environmental prosperity. As an impact organisation, it connects and empowers a global community to create the conditions for systemic transformation. With nature as a mentor, Circle Economy works alongside businesses, cities and governments to identify opportunities to make the transition to the circular economy, and provide a powerful combination of practical and scalable solutions to turn these opportunities into reality.

 

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Circular Flanders
Circular Flanders

Circular Flanders is the hub and the inspiration for the Flemish circular economy. It is a partnership of governments, companies, civil society, and the knowledge community that will take action together.

See Circular Flanders's Website

Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international non-profit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life. Cities and Infrastructure is one of the CSCP’s main topics, with a special focus on supporting cities, municipalities, and local actors in the transition to circular economy in a participatory and inclusive way.

See Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production's Website

ECERA
ECERA

ECERA is a voluntary collaboration network between European RTOs, with the aim to strengthen and integrate scientific knowledge and expertise in the field of circular economy from an interdisciplinary perspective. ECERA founding members are: Tecnalia (ES), VTT (FI), VITO (BE), Wuppertal (DE), IVL (SE), ENEA (IT), IETU (PL), SINTEF (NO), TNO (NL).

See ECERA's Website

European Investment Bank
European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. It is the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. The EIB focuses their lending and advisory on the following areas: climate; environment; innovation and skills; infrastructure; small and medium-sized enterprises; cohesion, and development.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation's mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. They develop and promote the idea of a circular economy. They work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.

See Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Website

Eurocities
Eurocities

Eurocities is the network of 190 cities in 39 countries, representing 130 million people. Through joint work, knowledge-sharing and coordinated Europe-wide activity, Eurocities ensures that cities and their people are heard in Europe.

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London Waste and Recycling Board
London Waste and Recycling Board

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management. The city’s economic and environmental future depends on our transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy. LWARB works to ensure that London’s businesses, local government and communities thrive by helping them make the very best use of resources and materials.

See London Waste and Recycling Board's Website

Metabolic
Metabolic

Metabolic's mission is to tackle global sustainability challenges and accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The team specialises in systems transformation methodologies and science-based approaches, working across sectors to build collective intelligence with governments, businesses, and nonprofits, globally.

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Metabolism of Cities
Metabolism of Cities

Metabolism of Cities is a non-profit collective that facilitates a global network of people working together on systemically reducing net environmental impacts of cities and territories in a socially just manner and context-specific way. Ultimately, this is achieved by creating and sharing urban metabolism (i.e. the study of urban resource stocks and flows) knowledge as well as accelerating its implementation in policy and practice.

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UN Environment Programme
UN Environment Programme

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority. UNEP sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. As custodian of SDG 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Secretariat of the One Planet Network, UNEP has been working on various facets of circularity and related topics for decades notably on public procurement, life cycle analysis, circular economy jobs in cities, urban metabolism, building supply chains, food systems, sustainable lifestyles, and consumer information.

See UN Environment Programme's Website

WCYCLE Institute
WCYCLE Institute

In 2017, five utility companies from Maribor established the WCYCLE Institute for circular economy. It serves as a platform for cross-sector project development and for the exchange of knowledge and good practices at local, regional and international level. Subsequently, the City Council approved a city circular economy strategy prepared by WCYCLE.

See WCYCLE Institute's Website