Government and Policy
Tools and insights for policymakers
Governments' role is crucial for promoting and developing a global implementation of the circular economy.
By setting legislative agendas and developing strategic programs and public services, the government can drive the demand for the development of circular practices and influence the way businesses operate. This is crucial for a transformative change from today's linear economy to a circular one.
Government authorities not only play a crucial role in setting new standards for businesses but also for various stakeholders that help businesses prosper, such as consumers, retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers.
A global vision and roadmap for an inclusive circular economy is of urgent need for a robust and shared vision for an inclusive circular economy to help align and inform ongoing and future initiatives. Such a vision shall be accompanied through a global roadmap for collective action.
We have conducted a global benchmark review of all existing circular economy legislation around the world for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Costa Rica. It further provides recommendations on overcoming legal barriers in Costa Rica and adapting other national legislation to the specific context of Costa Rica.
We supported the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the SWITCH to CE Value Chains within plastics project by engaging EU MNCs to develop EOIs for pilot projects with their supply chain partners in developing countries, mainly Africa and Thailand.