Circular development pathway

The circular development pathway and new models of production and consumption build sustainable societies that use recyclable, sharable and replenishing resources to end the linear model of produce, consume, discard.

Through this pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption and factor environmental and social costs into the price of goods and services. They encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted. Local and regional governments prioritize sustainable waste management and work with the business sector from early-market engagement to the delivery of solutions that support local sustainability goals and that meet the needs of all citizens. They use procurement power to green economies.

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Facilitating the engagement of local governments, local partners, investors, financiers and food system stakeholders for investment in urban food systems programmes.
Our work facilitated defining the challenges and designing remedial Strategic Responses with the CoJ and its stakeholders. The strategy provides the CoJ and its stakeholders with an actionable roadmap to improve their  water security and enable their transition to a water secure city by 2040.
The African Circular Cities Initiative (ACCI) aims to develop an African approach to Circular Economy implementation in cities that can improve the uptake of Circular Economy ideas and practices in African Cities.
We accelerate circularity innovation and co-creation in the intersecting areas of food, health and climate change in Africa by guiding entrepreneurs and new start-ups through an incubation programme and providing a platform for exposure to, and interaction with, mature circular economy businesses, funders and government officers.

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