The past decades have witnessed unprecedented growth in global consumption of raw materials, which also lead to increased environmental pressures. As a response to these challenges, countries across the world have made the transition to a circular economy one of their policy priorities.
Co-operation with the DG REFORM of the European Commission
The OECD is providing technical support to a number of EU Member States in their efforts to develop national circular economy strategies, roadmaps and action plans. These actions are funded by the European Union via the Technical Support Instrument, and implemented by the OECD, in co-operation with the Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support of the European Commission.
Towards a National Circular Economy Strategy for Hungary
The OECD has been supporting Hungary’s Prime Minister’s Office in developing a national circular economy strategy and an action plan through analytical work and a stakeholder consultation process.
In this project, the OECD developed a set of key elements for the future strategy, including the rationale and a vision for transitioning to a circular economy in Hungary.
The OECD also prepared an in-depth analysis of a set of priority areas that are deemed critical to the Hungarian circular economy transition – biomass and food, construction and plastics, as well as cross-cutting horizontal tools – and suggested 45 policy recommendations and specific implementation actions to help achieve circular potential in these areas in the short, medium and long term.
Closing the loop in the Slovak Republic
The OECD has been supporting the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic in laying the ground for the development of a national circular economy roadmap and implementation plan through analytical work and a stakeholder dialogue process.
Towards a circular economy strategic framework in the Czech Republic
The OECD has been supporting the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic in developing a strategic framework for the circular economy –Circular Czechia 2040.
Circular economy study in Italy
The OECD has also launched similar co-operation with the European Commission’s DG REFORM and the government of Italy. Final output from this project will be published on this website once completed.
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