COP24: Climate Actions Require Circular Economy Strategies

December 11th 2018 - 08:55

COP 24 High level side event:


“How a global circular economy is the keystone to achieve the Paris goals"

11 December 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

EU Pavilion COP24, Room Vienna

Katowice, Poland

In support of this event, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have drafted a short document on Circular Economy.

There is growing optimism about the potential of the Circular Economy to contribute to achieving our climate objectives. In this document, HCSS and TNO explain how climate action requires Circular Economy strategies; substitution (by 2023), remanufacturing (by 2033) and over 50% end-of-life recycling rate (by 2043). Click here to download the 2-page report.

The programme for “How a global Circular Economy is the keystone to achieve the Paris goals” is available here.

Jan Braun is a Strategic Energy Analyst at HCSS. His research focuses on international energy markets, climate policies as well as the strategic consequences, risks and opportunities for state and non-state actors in the global energy transition. Jan has studied in Maastricht, Durham and Edinburgh and holds degrees in International Relations (MA) and Political Science & Economics (PhD-magna cum laude). He completed his PhD at Osnabrück University on legislative decision-making in EU climate and energy policy in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research network on institutional cooperation in the European Union.