The Circular Economy and Green Jobs in the EU and Beyond

What is circular economy and how can we achieve it?

Circular economy is a model of production and consumption that is underpinned by a transition to renewable energy and materials. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment.

The book offers clarification on the meaning and the implications of circular economy across different contexts – economic, social, cultural, legal and international. In doing so, it goes beyond simply arguing in favour of a circular economy and critically assesses the political and distributional choices that are made during this transition. Particular emphasis is placed on the implications for jobs and different business models as well as on questions of equity.

Edited by Janis Brizga and Saïd El Khadraoui and with a foreword by Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission. This book was published in coordination with the Fondation for European Progressive Studies, the Fondation Jean Jaurès, the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, and the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation.

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