In preparation of the European 2021-2027 programming period, JASPERS has started to advise national managing authorities of European funds, on how to integrate the circular economy policy objectives in: the national, regional and/or local strategic frameworks, the European fund operational programs and the project pipeline development.
An initial JASPERS finding is that national circular economy strategies are a cornerstone to develop and embed circularity. The present working paper provides an overview of existing circular economy strategies in Europe and of the emerging best methodological, implementation and monitoring practices. In working through the paper, strategy makers will understand which aspects and elements are attention points and key success criteria for the establishment of their own strategy.
This working paper comes with an accompanying Excel Database summarizing the 70+ circular economy strategies developed in Europe as of May 2021 that have been reviewed in preparation of this paper.
The purpose of this paper is to provide general guidance to deal with the application of the Polluter Pays Principle in order to define an adequate level of the tariffs in waste and waste-to-energy projects as well as to ensure that these tariffs are compatible with affordability constraints.
With waste, our natural instinct is simply to get rid of it. To avoid bad smell, parasites and diseases and to focus on what is clean, presentable and useful, on beauty and life. Actually, the word “waste” comes from the Old French “wast”, meaning destroyed, devoid of life.
Yet today our instinct is exactly the opposite. We now worry about the tonnes of waste suffocating us. Paradoxically, our very survival depends on long-term, sustainable thinking, on recycling and recovery. We need to stop and think. It is time to start a circular economy.
By assisting Romania in rethinking all of its financial incentives, JASPERS is helping the country along a journey that is more philosophical than it seems...
The European Union aims to be climate-neutral by 2050. But if we want to meet this target, we urgently need an economic and social transformation. A transformation of our current production and consumption model into a more regenerative one.
The circular economy offers a solution to this problem — one capable of addressing global challenges like climate change mitigation and adaptation, pollution prevention, protection of biodiversity, and resource and energy efficiency.
In its Circular Economy Guide, the European Investment Bank Group outlines its approach to supporting the circular transition. To define and steer its circular economy lending and advisory operations, the Bank applies nine strategies called the "9Rs": refuse, rethink, reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose and recycle. JASPERS can advice on how to integrate these strategies into project design and development, taking a cross-sectoral and life cycle approach.
JASPERS helps you prepare circular economy strategies and projects that:
Solid waste is a daily challenge: Every day, each one of us produces waste that requires management.
The right waste management infrastructure is needed if waste is to be properly separated, recycled as far as possible, treated and disposed of in ways that meet circular economy targets and protect the environment and public health.
Alongside up-to-date infrastructure and technology, an efficient solid waste management system depends on broad public awareness and engaged people.
JASPERS can help you prepare: