New Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on Circular Economy published
The SRIA was developed based on eight priority themes, including raw materials. The other seven themes are: biomass and biotechnologies, chemicals, construction and demolition, food, plastic, waste and water. It builds on four societal areas that face sustainability challenges (urban areas, industrial systems, value chains and territory and sea) to identify priority areas to tackle EU region-wide issues and facilitate the circular economy transition.
Based on the innovation priorities identified across Europe, four joint programmes were developed in the SRIA to support stakeholders with the design and implementation of systemic circular economy programmes: Circular Cities; Circular Industries
Closing the Loop; Resource Efficiency on Territory & Sea.
The project CICERONE, funded by Horizon 2020 and coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC, brings national, regional and local governments together to jointly tackle the circular economy transition needed to reach net-zero carbon emissions and meet the targets set in the Paris Agreement and EU Green Deal.