Circular Nordics - How the circular economy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Nordic Region

This report explores whether circular approaches have the potential to further accelerate GHG emission reductions in the Nordic countries, and if there is a case for Nordic cooperation on the matter.

The key conclusions are that the circular economy can reduce Nordic territorial emissions by 10-20 million tonnes CO2e, is critical for reaching the Paris Agreement, and that Nordic cooperation is important for enabling circular strategies in several areas.

The report was commissioned by the Danish Business Authority in preparation for Denmark’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers starting in 2020. It was developed by Material Economics in a brief effort during November and December 2019.