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Building on EU’s Domestic Experience in Inclusive Green Economy: the SWITCH to Green facility presents a series of EU best practices. This week – case 1: The Circular Economy Action Plan

The EU has significant experience in promoting the green economy domestically, notably through its environment policy and the Europe 2020 growth strategy. Many of the initiatives put forward by the EU in this context, focus on thematic issues that are also prioritised in international cooperation on green economy, such as green jobs, greening SMEs, Sustainable Consumption and Production, eco-innovation, and resource efficiency. This offers scope for synergies, as well as lessons that can contribute to international cooperation actions on the green economy.

A comprehensive case study on the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, focusing on how it

  • stimulates Europe's transition towards a circular economy to boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs; and
  • builds EU domestic experience that can be actively transferred to partner countries globally, for example through the EU Circular Economy missions to third countries and the implementation of the EU Green Action Plan for SMEs;

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Isabelle Demolin
7 June 2019

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