European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC): Circular economy: a commentary from the perspectives of the natural and social sciences

Authors: EASAC Working Group, Anni Huhtala

Publication: EASAC

Date: 2.11.2015


In May 2015, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) started a review of issues related to the ‘circular economy’. The circular economy involves many aspects of science, technology and social science but this commentary is intended to contribute to the debate between stakeholders on the principles and objectives of the European Commission’s policy. This has been compiled by a Working Group of scientists and economists nominated by member academies of EASAC

Main research themes: Environment, energy and climate policy

circular economy economic growth and environment environment economics environment policy instruments firm competitiveness national economy policy measures