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Net zero is an ambitious target that cannot be achieved under our current economic model. To build a truly sustainable world, we need to fundamentally redesign the economy to replace our linear approach of “take, make, waste,” and create a circular economy promoting sustainability by design.

This would reduce carbon, cut pollution and help protect biodiversity – but can a circular economy advance broader systemic change? How can the private and public sectors act in concert to realize a circular economy within the next decade? Should businesses seek to drive changes in consumer tastes that favour circularity – and if yes, how?

May 20, 2021
1:30 PM
The New York Times
Save to Calendar 2021-05-20 13:30:00 2021-05-20 13:30:00 America/New_York Supporting Net Zero Through a Circular Economy Net zero is an ambitious target that cannot be achieved under our current economic model. To build a truly sustainable world, we need to fundamentally redesign the economy to replace our linear approach of “take, make, waste,” and create a circular economy promoting sustainability by design. This would reduce carbon, cut pollution and help protect biodiversity – but can a circular economy advance broader systemic change? How can the private and public sectors act in concert to realize a circular economy within the next decade? Should businesses seek to drive changes in consumer tastes that favour circularity – and if yes, how? New York The New York Times
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