“To ensure that future generations will be able to meet their basic needs, the rational management of natural resources is required and the adoption of the principles of the circular economy in all sectors. The Cyprus Energy Agency aims, through trainings and meetings, to contribute to the co-formation of policy proposals, in order to adopt the circular economy in legislation. In addition, it will promote "Cyclical Public Procurement" and "Life Cycle Cost Evaluation" as tools for the supply of products and services by public authorities and local authorities, with basic evaluation criteria the principles of the circular economy. "
The concept of circular economy meets the ambition for sustainable development in the context of increasing pressure from the production and consumption of resources of the planet's environment. Until now, the economy was largely based on the "take-make-throw" model, a linear model in which each product inevitably reaches the end of its useful life.
The transition to a circular economy requires a change in focus on reuse, repair, renewal and recycling of existing materials and products. That previously considered "waste" can be converted into raw material.
Read more in the following newsletters:
- The Circularity Gap Report 2021: Solutions for a linear world that consumes over 100 billion tones of materials and has warmed by 1-degree (Circle Economy, 2021)
- Circular Metrics for Business: Finding opportunities in the circular economy (Circle Economy, Oct 2020)
- Circular Economy, a powerful force for tackling climate change (Material Economics - 2018)
- Green Public Procurement for a Cyclical Economy, Handbook and Good Practices (European Commission - 2017)
- The construction sector in Brussels: Findings and perspectives towards a circular economy (2017)
- The Circular Economy Linking, creating and retaining value (European Commission - 2014) (GR)
- Interactive illustration of the European Parliamentary Research Service