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What does the circular economy have to do with meeting climate goals?

Hastreiter, Nikolaus, Scheer, Antonina, Bienkowska, Beata and Dietz, Simon (2021) What does the circular economy have to do with meeting climate goals? LSE Business Review (11 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Global demand for construction materials has risen substantially over the past decades. To keep global warming below 2°C, demand for steel and cement must peak by 2030 and fall below 2010 levels by 2070. The construction industry must make longer-lasting buildings and substitute low-carbon materials for high-carbon ones. Nikolaus Hastreiter, Antonina Scheer, Beata Bienkowska, and Simon Dietz (Transition Pathway Initiative, at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment) write that the circular economy should be adopted as a comprehensive approach incorporated into each stage of these materials’ life cycles. In the short and medium-term, investing in zero emissions technologies in parallel to deploying circular economy solutions will be necessary to set construction materials on the path to a low carbon future.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109969

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