An evolving European policy application of circular economy

Juha Petteri Repo, Kaisa Johanna Matschoss, Sarah Van Eynde, Monique Ramioul

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A circular economy promises growth and jobs without adverse
environmental impacts and is a concept that policy and business alike
have embraced. This chapter describes the concept of a circular
economy and how it is applied in the European Union. This evolving
European policy application of a circular economy is then compared
against applications of a circular economy in another economic power
i.e. China, in business networks and of public agents of a large and a
small European economy. The chapter argues that the European Union
has a timely opportunity to build partnerships with other kinds of
actors to promote the targets it sets for circular economy. On-going
policy activities relating to a circular economy also indicate that
business networks and public agents may offer new forms of policy
support through networking practices and value creation, for instance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCASI in the Wider Policy Context : Sustainable Innovation and Climate Action, Environment, Resource efficiency and raw materials
EditorsVentseslav Kozarev
Number of pages9
Publisher¨Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation, CASI
Publication date18 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2015
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • 511 Economics
  • 517 Political science

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