New course for local government practitioners on circular economy strategies
7 Nov 2023
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute and ICLEI World Secretariat have developed a new course on circular economy strategies. The course, aimed at local government practioners, seeks to equip learners with the tools they need to implement more sustainable economic models in their cities.
The course gives learners a clear overview of key circular economy concepts, outlines how and where circular measures can be implemented in cities, and provides an array of diverse case studies as best practice examples. It is divided in three sections:
- An Introduction to the Circular Economy
- City Assessment and Concrete Circular Action
- Action Planning for Circular Economy Development
In going throuh the three sections, participants will learn about linear and circular economy models, circular economy benefits for cities, complementary circular strategies, how to assess their city's capability for circular action, the steps needed to develop a circular economy, and integrating circular economy into government policy.
The course takes six hours to complete and can be taken in English, Indonesian Bahasa and Mandarin Chinese. French, Spanish and Portuguese versions will come soon. More information, as well as a teaser video, about the course can be found here.