Policy Brief

Six Proposals for Future Policies towards Circular Economy and Society

In T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment PB #2 Series:
Author: 
Jun
NAKATANAI
Kiyo
KURISU
Eri
AMASAWA
2019-04

This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy support for circular economy business models; 4) promote regional circulating and ecological spheres to enhance bottom-up initiatives at local level; 5) enhance international policy coordination and harmonisation for circular economy and society; and 6) incorporate planetary boundaries into the indicators of circular economy and society. It includes suggestions of further tasks for countries where these policies are already in place.

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