Circular economy could make it possible to keep global warming below 2C

A pioneering study, co-financed by MAVA, shows how circular business models, re-circulation of materials and greater material efficiency of products are the keys to building a competitive, net zero emissions industrial economy in Europe.

Switching to the circular use of the four largest materials in terms of emissions is indispensable to cutting global greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the Paris Agreement. A more circular economy could cut EU industrial emissions by more than half by 2050. These are some of the key findings of the trailblazing report ‘Re-configure: the circular economy – a powerful force for climate mitigation’ commissioned by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the European climate Foundation.

Download the full report or executive summary here.

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