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How a global circular economy would tackle climate change

In this video, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation makes the case for transitioning to a global circular economy.

The Foundation is a UK charity working on business, learning, insights and analysis, and communications, to accelerate the transition towards the circular economy.

The video argues that while transitioning to renewable energy is vital in responding to climate change, existing technologies would only tackle 55 per cent of emissions: those from the electricity and heat we use in buildings, from our energy system more broadly, and from transport.

Curbing the remaining 45 per cent of emissions, derived from industry, agriculture and land use, will require transitioning to a circular economy.

Read the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s executive summary on the circular economy here.

View the original video here.

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