26 Jan 2018 Featured Article Resource efficiency

Push to pick up the pace on the circular economy

UN Environment has entered into a new agreement with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to scale up and accelerate the shift towards a circular economy, a key area of interest for the International Resource Panel.

Announced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, by Erik Solheim, Executive Head of UN Environment, and Ellen MacArthur, the agreement will see the organizations focus their joint efforts on stimulating public-private sector engagement with circular economy solutions, and strengthening the scientific basis for policy decisions, including at the city level, that decouple economic development from environmental degradation. Read more