International Resource Panel Co-Chair Janez Potocnik and the Head of the World Economic Forum's Circular Economy Initiative Antonia Gawel have released a joint article that calls for more and bolder action for a circular economy.
"Only wholesale circularity, that sees a 'decoupling' of natural resource consumption from economic gains, will allow business and governments to tap into its potential trillion dollar opportunity in economic benefits and provide the promised environmental outcomes. To achieve this, much bolder actions and commitments to transform business models and market frameworks will be required," the two say in a joint post on the Forum's blog.
"... Without business and policy model changes, resource use will more than double from current levels to 190 billion tonnes by 2060 and far exceed our planetary boundaries. Disconnecting human progress from a dependence on natural resource use will be key."
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