Cities have a critical role to play in the transition from a linear to a circular economy. They are centres of consumption and production, hubs of culture and innovation, and host the systems and policies that govern urban life.
But how exactly can cities lead the circular economy transition?
A Circular Economy Strategy is the first stepping stone in this direction.Creating such a roadmap can provide the direction needed to enable local stakeholders, both within and outside the municipality, to act and engage in the transition.
The European Investment Bank and Circle Economy have worked with several cities as part of the Circular City Advisory program of the Circular City Centre (C3), a competence and resource centre that aims to support EU cities in their circular economy transition. Key insights from this program have informed the development of this guidance document-the third guidance document in the C3 series-a step-by-step guidance document that outlined how any city can develop a Circular Economy Strategy.
Find out more about the Circular City Centre here.