The European Commission Directorate-General Environment has produced a website page explaining what is a circular economy and the benefits it will bring to Europe in terms of new growth and job opportunities. It provides basic information on circular economy and several links to other sources of information including a new factsheet on the circular economy in three languages English, German and French.
In the face of economic crises, increasing environmental degradation and the menace of climate change, the global community needs to do more and better with a more-efficient use of the Earth's natural resources.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), has pre-launched the online Global SCP Clearinghouse, a unique one-stop hub dedicated to advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) worldwide. Through knowledge sharing, cooperation and participation tools, all stakeholders – governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, the business sector and civil society – will be offered the opportunity to:
All the hard work of PREPARE's fine members has paid off: PREPARE is online with a brand new website. We invite you to take a look around, and see what it does (registering as a user with a login, gives access to far more options and information). The site is still in beta, which means that the site will develop within the coming weeks. During the coming meeting in Kaunas, we will have a website-workshop, enabling you to get the most out of the new PREPARE website. Feel free to send us a comment on prepare-net [at] prepare-net [dot] com if you have suggestions or corrections.