Press release: Global Solutions Summit 2022: Accelerating the Circular Economy transition
Global Solutions Summit 2022 Accelerating the Circular Economy transition is a response to disruptions in global supply chains and the fulfilment of environmental goals Berlin, 29 March 2022 – Doubling the circularity of the world economy from 10% to 20% could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 40%, by 2030, according to the Call ... Read more
Next issue of Intersecting is out, focussing on “plastics and bending the linear economy”
The 7th Volume of the Global Solutions Initiative INTERSECTING editorial project gathers the original contributions from 40 authors from across the globe. The editors have prioritized voices from a new generation of experts, especially from emerging countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Together, they propose a systematic approach based upon three pillars, #transitions, #frameworks, ... Read more
Localising the circular economy imperative in a post COVID-19 era: place, trade and multilateralism
Resource extraction and consumption is expected to double by 2060, driven by global population and GDP growth. Such a development trajectory will accelerate environmental degradation and biodiversity loss while exposing the shortcomings of our linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production and consumption. A circular economy, as a means to decouple economic growth from resource ... Read more
Keynote: Izabella Teixeira Panel: Circular Economy in Emerging Countries
Designing out waste and pollution through the gradual closing of loops in global production chains is an important requirement for achieving the Sustainable Agenda and Paris Agreement climate goals and for halting the degradation of our biodiversity. A worldwide shift to a circular economy in all value chains, regions and cities is of central importance ... Read more
Expert forum: A circular economy to recouple social, economic and environmental prosperity – perspectives from the Global South
  The Global Solutions Initiative hosted a forum with renowned experts on circular economy matters during the federal “Week of Environment”, hosted by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt. The recording of this remote panel is available now. The recording features contributions by Alexander Charalambous, Senior Partner, Living Prospects Ltd (he is a Lead Thematic Convener of the ... Read more
Policy Brief
A carbon management system of innovation: Towards a circular carbon economy
Noura Y. Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Alma Alhusseini (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Noura T. Al-Saud (Aeon Collective), Mashael S. Alshalan (Aeon Collective), Maroua Benlahrech (Qatar University), Yoshikazu Kobayashi (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Radia Sedaoui (Economic Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)), Masakazu Toyoda (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Liubov Yaroshenko (En+ Group)
Global Solutions Hub
What can the G20 do to promote a circular carbon economy?
It is increasingly clear that to stay within the limits agreed with the Paris Agreement, all possible climate mitigation options and pathways must be seriously considered. The need to substantially reduce CO2 emissions, including in “hard to abate” sectors, raises the interest in mitigation options such as storing or (re-using) CO2 emissions, or using biomass ... Read more

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