Transitioning to a circular economy is key for a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future.
What's the issue?
Today, cities demand almost two-thirds of global energy, produce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global waste. The circular economy can provide a policy response to cope with the above challenges, as a driver for economic growth, jobs and environmental quality.
Cities and regions have a key role to play as promoters, facilitators and enablers of circular economy. Adequate economic and governance conditions should be in place to unlock its potential.
What can the OECD offer?
The OECD Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions supports cities and regions in their transition towards a circular economy, through:
Download the flyer of the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions here
Download the brochure of the last OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions here
Read the OECD Synthesis report on The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions here
A conceptual framework for circular economy in cities and regions
For further information, please contact Oriana Romano - Head of Unit – OECD Water Governance and Circular Economy
Communication and Articles
Maximum Circular Ambition for the Decade of Action, Forética
#EUCircularTalks, The role of cities to boost the circularity of food systems, 2 July 2021