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VEEP

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VEEP

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VEEP

Year: 

2016

Seeks to develop a series of technological solutions to revise the built environment, to cost-effectively lower building energy consumption.

Towards the Circular Economy Vol. 3: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains

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World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey & Company

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Year: 

2014

"Towards the Circular Economy vol.3: accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains, finds that over US$1 trillion a year could be generated by 2025 for the global economy and 100,000 new jobs created for the next five years if companies focused on encouraging the build-up of circular supply chains to increase the rate of recycling, reuse, and remanufacture. This would maximize the value of materials when products approach the end of their use." (...

Closing the eco-innovation gap - an economic opportunity for business

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Meghan O'Brien et al.

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2012

"This report focuses on the economic benefits from eco-innovation. It builds on the last EIO Annual Report, The Eco-Innovation Challenge: Pathways to a Resource-Efficient Europe (EIO 2011a), which made an environmental case for expanding and intensifying eco-innovation activities across the EU. We consider eco-innovation to be a chance for economic and environmental agendas to walk hand in hand. This report argues that eco-innovation in European companies is key to achieving systematic change of entire economies. This implies both reduced absolute consumption of natural resources and...

New era. New plan. Europe

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Femke Groothuis et al.

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The Ex'tax Project, Deloitte, EY, KMPG Meijburg, PwC, Cambridge Econometrics, Trucost

Year: 

2016

"The report 'New era. New Plan. Europe' shows us the possibilities and opportunities a fundamental shift in taxes has to offer. It is a valuable study for policy- and decision makers in businesses and governments who are looking for solutions to address the challenges of our time: climate change, pollution, inequality, unemployment and resource scarcity." (http://www.neweranewplan.com/)

Environmental sustainability assessment of bioeconomy value chains

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Author names: 

Jorge Cristóbol et al.

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European Commission, JRC, IES

Year: 

2016

"The objectives of this work were: (1) to map and analyse accessible LCA data related to bioeconomy value chains in order to identify knowledge gaps; (2) provide a more robust and complete picture of the environmental performance of three bioeconomy value chains (i.e. one per each bioeconomy pillar). This analysis reveals that apart from few products (such as liquid biofuels, some biopolymers and food crops) the environmental assessment of bioeconomy value chains is still incipient and limited to few indicators (e.g. Global Warming Potential and energy efficiency). In this study, a...

Towards circular economy implementation: a comprehensive review in context of manufacturing industry

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Author names: 

Michael Lieder, Amir Rashid

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Department of Production Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Year: 

2015

This review paper aims to analyse the research landscape and context of circular economy research so far, explore the perspective on it that combines aspects of resources scarcity, environmental impact and economic benefits, and develop a framework mainly for the manufacturing industry, based on these aspects.

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