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Circular economy strategy could cut carbon emissions 70% by 2030
A new study by the Club of Rome concludes that by 2030, carbon emissions could be cut by almost 70% if a key set of circular economy policy measures were adopted.
A case study focused on Sweden (the first in a series) suggests that 2015 is a key window of opportunity to start modernising the EU economy, while boosting jobs and tackling climate change ahead of the UN climate change conference, COP 21, in Paris in December.
The analysis of the Swedish economy highlights the multiple benefits of moving to a circular economy by using and re-using, rather than using up .
The study undertaken with the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries analyses the effects of three strategies underpinning a circular economy: renewable energy, energy efficiency and material efficiency.
Indeed caring for items through repair, maintenance, upgrading and remanufacturing is far more labour-intensive than mining and manufacturing in highly automated facilities, the report points out. In moving to a more circular economy, the number of additional jobs would likely exceed 100,000 – cutting unemployment by more than a third.
How the new PAS2080 standard is promoting low carbon construction
The London Seminar on 14 November on “Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ brought together leading experts and the supply chains of major infrastructure clients and contractors to…
EEA: industry across Europe responsible for over half of key pollutants in air
Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment…
Terri Wills WGBC: Full decarbonisation of construction sector necessary. Global standards can set companies on a pathway to reducing emissions.
The latest data indicates that 40 % of green house gas emissions now come from the building and construction sector, says Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council. And of this, 10% comes directly…
Brave targets and involvement of entire supply chain is necessary to reduce carbon in infrastructure projects
Delegates at London Seminar on ‘Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ were told how setting brave targets and involving the entire supply chain is necessary to…