Policies & Frameworks

Circular economy is accelerating globally with countries, regions, and cities making commitments and developing their own policies, strategies, and action plans. The policies and frameworks selected reflect commitments to advance circularity; the status of procurement globally; and how circular procurement is being used to influence responsible consumption and production, and address policy issues like climate change.

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Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020

Montreal plans to innovate and demonstrate creativity to become models in their management practices and plans, policies, and programs by integrating sustainable development principles into all facets of their activities. Making the transition toward a green, circular...
National Resource Efficiency Policy, 2019
National Resource Efficiency Policy, 2019

Enhancing resource efficiency and promoting the use of secondary raw materials has emerged as a strategy for ensuring that the potential trade-off between growth and environmental well-being can be minimized. An overarching policy is required in order to enable...

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National Programme on Sustainable Consumption
National Programme on Sustainable Consumption

Germany’s National Programme on Sustainable Consumption aims to make sustainable consumption possible for everyone. It is the first step towards implementing the 2030 Agenda and is structured to drive the changes needed to bring consumption patterns in line with...

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Strategy for Sustainable Consumption
Strategy for Sustainable Consumption

The Swedish government's ambition is to contribute to and support the UN and international financial institutions' efforts in establishing the foundations for sustainable development via its public procurements. The Strategy for Sustainable Consumption aims to make...

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National Public Procurement Strategy
National Public Procurement Strategy

The Swedish government’s ambition is to contribute to and support the efforts of the UN and international financial institutions in establishing the foundations for sustainable development via its own public procurements and promoting modern and sustainable...

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