Hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and Sitra, the 2nd World Circular Economy Forum presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and will bring together 1,000 key thinkers and doers from around the world.
Shardul Agrawala, Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division, and Jane Korinek, Economist and Trade Policy Analyst, participated in a panel discussion on circularity in global value chains and the implications of the circular economy for international trade; moderated by the Chair of the Working Party on Resource Productivity (WPRPW).
Masamichi Kono moderated a panel discussion on the forthcoming OECD report Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060.
Shardul Agrawala presented the findings of the OECD report.
As part of the OECD RE-CIRCLE project, the report Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060 provides detailed sectoral and regional projections of materials use to 2060, with a focus on the economic drivers and environmental consequences. The RE-CIRCLE project aims to identify and quantify the impacts of policies that could support a more circular economy, in two main streams of work:
The first uses global environment-economy modelling to project the impacts of continued resource use, and the effect of policy interventions.
The second applies qualitative analysis to a set of selected topics in order to guide policies to further the transition to the circular economy.