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The Circular Economy in Glasgow, United Kingdom

The transition to a circular economy in Glasgow is part of a broader journey of the city aiming to transition from being one of the greatest industrial places in the world back in the 19th century, to becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2030. The 2020 Glasgow Circular Economy Route Map seeks to enable a system where people can access local jobs and where green business practices contribute to achieving zero carbon goals. This new path, primarily driven by the collaboration between Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland and Glasgow City Council, can also contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which severely affected the local economy. This report summarises the findings from a 20-month policy dialogue between the OECD, the city of Glasgow and several stakeholders, presenting the state of the art of the circular transition, the main challenges and the ways forward for the implementation of the city’s Route Map.

Available from November 10, 2021

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Socio-economic and environmental trends in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Towards the circular economy in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Governance challenges to the circular transition
Policy recommendations
Annexes2 chapters available
Circular Economy Investment Fund investments in Scotland, United Kingdom by 2019
List of stakeholders consulted during the policy dialogue
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