Circular Economy

Circular Economy and Trade: Understanding and Promoting Linkages

This short study aims to help public and private sector stakeholders involved in trade to better understand the concept of circular economy, its linkages with trade, and how they can both be mutually supportive to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It examines concepts, policies and practices, supported by examples from current national and international trade policies, as well as case studies of circular value chains around the globe. Finally, it presents some key lessons and a possible way forward to make trade more circular.