Circular Cities ClimAccelerator has a dual purpose: it aims to build capacity for both start-ups and cities. Much of the capacity building will happen in parallel, but there are key touchpoints in the programme where both groups interact and explore opportunities for collaboration.
We focus on cities as they contribute to waste generation and over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions to the planet. This is a consequence of the make-use-dispose linear cycle of the current global economy.
Cities and regions have the potential to change the existing economic model towards a circular model, in which planetary boundaries are respected and materials, components and products in use stay in the economy as long as possible.
The objective of the circular economy is to design consumption and production systems to create and retain value.