The Circular Economy Action Agenda is a rallying call for businesses, governments, researchers, consumers and civil society to work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
The Action Agenda is made up of five publications: plastics, textiles, electronics, food, and capital equipment. These are crucial areas for the creation of a circular economy, with many lessons that apply to other sectors. More than 200 experts from more than 100 businesses, governments and civil society organizations have contributed to the development of the Action Agenda.
There’s no longer any question of whether we need a circular economy – the evidence is clear. The Circular Economy Action Agenda tells us how to make it happen, and how to ensure it has the greatest possible impact on people and planet.
Each publication of the Circular Economy Action Agenda presents:
Objectives – setting out what a circular economy would look like
Impact – assessment of the potential impact on people and the planet if the objectives are achieved
Barriers – analysis of what is impeding the implementation or scaling of circularity
Actions – 10 calls-to-action designed to optimize impact, overcome barriers, and study the unknown – including practical examples of where to start and case studies of what is already working.
The CIRAIG contributed to the The Circular Economy Action Agenda for Food
and The Circular Action Agenda for Plastics
publications, as part of our mandate representing the Life Cycle Initiative