The Circular Cities Network offers a knowledge exchange platform for pioneering cities which are embedding circular economy into their urban operations.
By 2050, 75% of the population will reside in cities. Cities are also a major engine for economic growth, as about 85% of global GDP is generated by cities today. Such rapid growth puts an enormous pressure on urban resources, carrying capacities, and quality of life.
All of these factors equip cities with a great catalytic power to drive the circular economy agenda forward, and make them among the greatest beneficiaries of such a transition. City leaders across the world are being challenged to rethink the way our current urban systems operate, to explore new ways of value creation and optimisation, while ensuring long-term prosperity, resource sufficiency, economic viability, and wellbeing in urban centres worldwide.
To support this mission, we have launched the Circular Cities Network which offers a platform for knowledge exchange for pioneering cities who wish to learn more about the opportunities that the circular economy brings. Cities will explore how to approach circular economy implementation within complex urban systems, share challenges, and showcase success stories.
Participation is by invitation only, based on a peer-referral scheme.