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More circularity, less carbon: aligning CE and climate reduction targets

Updated on 28.02.2024

These reports belong to a project which aims to help local governments reach their goal to 'reduce the emissions linked with local resource management by 25% by 2025'.

Author: ACR+
Year of publication: 2023

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Participating members of the project assess their carbon footprint, set their own action plans, monitor the results, and share their good practices and findings, under the coordination of ACR+ secretariat. The reports highlight the main findings among these results.

Relevance for Circular Systemic Solutions

The website contains reports of the findings on a project run by the ACR+. The reports on this website offer valuable insights into the 'whole-life carbon impacts' of numerous waste streams of various cities/regions in Europe (namely, Pays de la Loire, Genoa, Brussels, Ireland, Odense, Navarra, Belfast). The reports highlight the uniqueness of the project which is its carbon impact measurement method. Instead of the traditional weight-based waste measurement, cities/regions participating in the project use the Carbon Metric International, which measures the carbon impacts of the whole life-cycle of the analysed waste streams. The reports on this website can be valuable for cities/regions outside this project in the mapping phase of CCRI Methodology (specifically: 1.2 Analyse the metabolism of the territory) thanks to their general conclusions about which waste streams in Europe can best benefit from which circularity strategy. Therefore, even cities that lack the resources to have their own waste streams analysed for a precise idea on which waste stream to prioritise for the biggest and quickest reductions in carbon emissions can learn from the general patterns in the analyses produced as outcomes of this project. This can help with mapping local material flows, waste streams, and their respective socioeconomic drivers. By addressing different streams of waste, this project also offers ideas on where CSS with the biggest impacts can be sought among different sectors and actors, such as local governments, industry and business actors, as well as citizens.


CEAP2 key product value chain

built environment, CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

including bio-based economy

e.g. B2B services

digital tools facilitating CE transition

e.g. chemicals, cosmetics, bio-based industries

e.g. re-use of public spaces and facilities in urban areas

e.g. electrical engineering, furniture and interior, textile and fashion

e.g. healthcare

Territories involved