Reaching net zero: harnessing the crucial role of resource efficiency
The Aldersgate Group is hosting an in-person event during COP26 which will look at the crucial role that resource efficiency can play in supporting economy-wide decarbonisation. The event is held in partnership with SUEZ and will be looking at this critical issue in detail.
As economies worldwide look to undergo radical transformations to meet net zero emissions by 2050, resource efficiency has a crucial, but often overlooked, role to play. Research has shown that a shift towards a more circular economy can play a significant part in meeting interim climate targets. In Europe, it is estimated that applying circular economy principles across the EU economy can increase EU GDP by an additional 0.5% by 2030 and create around 700 000 new jobs. Resource efficiency can therefore bring significant environmental, economic, and social benefits.
This is why the Aldersgate Group is examining this vital issue during COP26 in partnership with SUEZ. During an international multi-sectoral panel, this event will explore what role circularity can play to cut emissions across different sectors, what is required from regulations and policy incentives to drive investment in resource efficient business models, and what kind of strategy should be pursued to equip the workforce with the skills required for a circular economy.
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