The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy continues its work

28 May 2020

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy continues its work

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy, which started up in January 2017 as a part of the Urban Agenda for the EU, continues to work on the implementation of 12 actions during this 2020. These actions are focused on reducing or removing barriers for introducing the circular economy in cities. Recently, the Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy has produced a booklet highlighting two of the better regulation actions undertaken by the Partnership, namely:

  • a position paper on how to make waste legislation support the circular economy in cities;
  • a survey report on the regulatory obstacles and drivers for boosting an urban circular bio-economy.

The Circular Economy Partnership aims to stimulate the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products to promote new growth and job opportunities. The focus is on: waste management (turning waste into resources), the sharing economy, and resource efficiency.

Together with some states and other participants members of the group, the member urban areas are:

  • Oslo (NO, Coordinator)
  • Flemish Region (BE)
  • Kaunas (LT)
  • Porto (PT)
  • Prato (IT)
  • The Hague (NL)

The partnership has developed 12 different action, all on identified barriers for introducing circular economy in cities. The partnership will continue to work on implementation of the actions for the rest of 2020, to secure that the outcome of our work will be disseminated to cities, member states and relevant part of the Commission.

For more information, visit here


Image (Pixabay) by "Alexas Fotos", licensed under CC0 License

All news