International Policy Trends of Resource Efficiency・Circular Economy

Chika AOKI-SUZUKI
2016 Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Japan  
Synopsis: Objective. The objective of paper is to explore the international trends of Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy, focusing on the policy development of Europe as well as the work of International Resource Panel and Organisation of Economic Cooperation Development for G7; and then briefly discuss differences from Japanese policy on sound material cycle society. Results and Discussion. The paper discusses that environment and social economic policy have been integrated under the
more » ... rated under the concept of resource efficiency especially in Europe. Integration and alignment of resource efficiency・circular economy policies with climate change policies and economy policy in consideration of investment, financing opportunities as well as social issues will be emerging policy agenda. Conclusions. The paper recommend to consider the above agenda in the development of future resource efficiency・circular economy policies.
doi:10.3370/lca.12.267 fatcat:fyx7fwxzajaa3iq2zb34hluily