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EUROCITIES Economic Development Forum meeting

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Valladolid Science Museum

59 Avenida de Salamanca

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How can circular economy transform cities?

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75% of natural resource consumption occurs in cities. Cities produce 50% of global waste and 60-80% of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities. These are symptoms of the ‘take, make, dispose’ linear economic model. The need for change is increasingly evident, with cities feeling the effects. The circular economy offers an opportunity to respond to these challenges by rethinking how we use materials, leading to wholly new ways of creating value. Cities are where most materials are used and wasted, and where buildings, vehicles, and products are consistently under-used.

The circular economy offers local government a clear opportunity for long-term growth, less dependent on cheap materials and energy, and which can restore and regenerate natural capital.

Transition towards the circular economy can bring about the lasting benefits of a more innovative, resilient and productive economy. Policymakers can play an important role in helping businesses overcome these barriers. During our Forum we would like to focus on working together on the guidelines for the cities on how cities can use circular economy to adapt to change (e.g. lack of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, etc). But this change takes place in a broader context. Therefore, we will dedicate a deep dive session on the priorities of the new European Commission, namely the European Green Deal and its Action Plan 2.0 on the Circular Economy. We will work on the guidelines, focus on how to create new circular business models, create circular jobs and implement circular indicators and how to make the best use of the circular public procurement and innovative circular economy projects.

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