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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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AWASLA
We provide a platform where local governments can engage to find sustainable and equitable urban water and sanitation practices in Africa.
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SmartProcurement
We work with the cities and regions in the Western Cape to consider sustainable materials, products and services that consider the environment and benefit society when procuring for public service delivery.
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AfriAlliance
We prepare Africa to face the impacts of climate change on water resources
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BEA
We accelerate the implementation of building efficiency policies and programs across cities in the Global South in order to translate global expertise into action in cities.
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