WEBINAR AND REPORT ON CO-BENEFITS OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE NORDICS 

New report: ”Co-benefits of Circular Economy in the Nordics – a great opportunity to gear up sustainable business models.  

➪ Co-benefit 1: Economic growth through circular economy 

➪ Co-benefit 2: Environmental impact of circular business models 

➪ Co-benefit 3: Job creation possibilities 

 

Recommendations: 

➪ Develop a Nordic circular economy database 

➪ Incentivise data sharing knowledge and data between stakeholders around co-benefits and methods for quantifying them 

➪ Develop a practice of benchmarking public procurement process against circular alternatives by considering co-benefits  

➪ Designate a Nordic Circular Economy coordinator collecting solutions and promoting Nordic co-benefits 

 

Quotes from webinar panelists:  

“Policy need to engage and not only assume that change will happen by itself”-  Elin Söderberg (The Green Party), Member of the Committee on Industry and Trade at the Swedish Riksdag 

“Focusing on co-benefits is a good way of strengthening circular economy and to counteract short-sightedness”: Niels Paarup-Petersen (The Centre Party), Member of the Committee on Education at the Swedish Riksdag 

“While strengthening circular economy one needs to consider risks, not least as regards organized crime”- Tomas Kåberger, Chair, Swedish Delegation for Circular Economy (Delegationen för Cirkulär Ekonomi ) 

“It’s a very good report because it combines financial, environmental and social benefits in one report and gives recommendations on how to move forward.“ Elin Bergman, Chief Operating Officer, Cradlenet 

 

Read the report here.

See the webinar here. 

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