The fifth Factor X publication from the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA), The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy provides an overview of the limits to the circular economy, emphasising the relationship between integrated resource use and more systemic leadership-management approaches.
On a European level, the book ties into the recent European Green Deal and aims to empower actors across sectors and EU member countries to transition from existing linear models of value capture and expression to more systemic-circular solutions of value capture and expression. The volume provides a hands-on contribution towards building the knowledge and skill sets of current and future decision-makers who face these complex-systemic crises in their day-to-day business. The book further provides access to best practices from cutting-edge research and development findings, which will empower decision-makers to develop a more sustainable and equitable economy.
Providing solutions for a more sustainable economy, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of natural resource use, sustainable business, environmental economics and sustainable development, as well as decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry and civil society.
The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|58 pages
What we dream of!
chapter 2|12 pages chapter 3|14 pages chapter 4|11 pages part II|86 pages
What are our blind spots?
chapter 6|11 pages chapter 7|9 pages chapter 8|9 pages chapter 9|13 pages chapter 10|11 pages chapter 12|12 pages part III|70 pages
What we need to stress more!
chapter 15|11 pages chapter 16|13 pages chapter 17|11 pages part IV|92 pages
What opportunities do we see?