Citizen-supported Net Zero Target
From the perspective of consumption, 75% of the City of Zurich's overall GHG emissions are emitted through activities located outside the city boundaries, making CE a key player in the transition to a sustainable city. The building sector in particular has long been a focus area of Zurich's efforts: sustainable construction materials, reusing existing components and recycling concrete need scaling up. Furthermore, the textile and electronics sectors are establishing and extending sharing and repairing services while promoting sustainable consumption patterns. New mobility solutions and electrification will also add significantly to reduction of both direct and indirect GHG-emissions within and beyond the city. Another major topic is the integration of CE into future urban development. Urban and spatial planning instruments as well as real estate and financial management of city-owned assets will be effective levers to stimulate demand for circular products, buildings and services in Zurich. Spaces and infrastructure are made available for this purpose. The city administration is leading by example through fulfilling sustainability standards in procurement, awareness raising, as well as supporting and incentivising Zurich's inhabitants and economy towards a CE.