Part I of the Global Chemicals Outlook II presents existing and emerging economic and scientific knowledge and, where possible, trends regarding a range of topics of relevance for chemicals and waste management.
Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain
The report aims to map the textile value chain to identify key environmental and socio-economic impacts along the value chain, takes stock of existing initiatives working to address them, and identifies priority actions to move towards more sustainability and circularity.
Growing in Circles: climate-ready, resilient, resource-efficient, and equitable cities
Building on the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities (GI-REC) which applies integrated approaches and analyses such as urban metabolism in city planning and management, the report provides guidance on the transition of cities from a linear to a circular economy.
The Long View: Exploring Product Lifetime Extension
The report aims to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to fight against planned obsolescence and address product lifetime extension.
New business models for circularity
The manual introduces a methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within SMEs in developing and emerging economies, to inform, guide and support manufacturing companies to improve their sustainability performance as a strategy for developing new business models.
Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution
The report connects the potential for resource efficiency, via circular economy and the processes that retain product value within the systems. It is one of the first to quantify the current-state and potential impacts associated with the inclusion of value-retention processes within industrial economic systems.
Building Circularity into our Economies through Sustainable Procurement
The document intends to inform dialogues on how best to bring more circularity in our economies at global level; it is addressed to both public procurers and policy makers, as well as corporate buyers and business leaders.