The future of industry is circular

The future of industry is circular

The future of industry is circular

We are calling industry leaders to innovate and collaborate on scalable Circular Economy solutions that can close the loop for global emissions reduction.

To avoid the worst of the climate crisis we need to get to Net-Zero emissions by 2050

Circular Economy is a vital part of decarbonization efforts

Circular Economy is a vital part of decarbonization efforts

While the switch to renewables and energy-efficiency measures can tackle 55% of global emissions, Circular Economy strategies are needed to address the remaining 45%.

Industry sector emissions

The industry sector accounts for 27% of all global CO2 emissions

4 Materials are responsible for over 60% of these industry emissions

Steel, cement, aluminium, and chemicals – a total of 7.1 GT CO2 per year.

Getting to a 1.5°C pathway requires reduction in demand for new materials across all 4 groups

Demand for 90% of these materials is driven by 5 industries which are key to implement circular solutions

Iron and Steel

Chemicals

Cement

Aluminium

Our aim

We will drive this agenda for a circular industry transition to Net-Zero in three ways

Research and analysis

Identifying transformative Circular Economy partnerships and becoming a hub for knowledge.

Mobilising partnerships

Building concrete collaborations between key stakeholders linking the supply and demand side of industry.

Building political momentum

Convening leaders to put Circular Economy for Net-Zero Industry on the global agenda.

We need you...

To reach Net-Zero, we need industry collaborations, new business models, technological innovation and policy changes.

We are asking champion companies and governments to pledge their commitment to realizing circular solutions at scale.

Sign the Pledge

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Part 1

The Challenge

Part 2

The Barriers

Part 3

The Solution

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