Resource productivity and waste

OECD at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF)

22-24 Oct. 2018
9h - 19h30
Yokohama, Japan

Hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and Sitra, the 2nd World Circular Economy Forum presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and will bring together 1,000 key thinkers and doers from around the world.

Monday 22 October, 12:00-13:45 - Grand Opening: Circular Visions towards 2050

Highlights: Global Materials Resources Outlook to 2060 (PDF)

Tuesday 23 October, 11:00-12:30 - Parallel session: Circularity in Global Value Chains

  • Shardul Agrawala, Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division, and Jane Korinek, Economist and Trade Policy Analyst, participated in a panel discussion on circularity in global value chains and the implications of the circular economy for international trade; moderated by the Chair of the Working Party on Resource Productivity (WPRPW).

Tuesday 23 October, 13:00 - 13:45 - Side-event: Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060

  • Masamichi Kono moderated a panel discussion on the forthcoming OECD report Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060.
  • Shardul Agrawala presented the findings of the OECD report.

As part of the OECD RE-CIRCLE project, the report Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060 provides detailed sectoral and regional projections of materials use to 2060, with a focus on the economic drivers and environmental consequences. The RE-CIRCLE project aims to identify and quantify the impacts of policies that could support a more circular economy, in two main streams of work:

  1. The first uses global environment-economy modelling to project the impacts of continued resource use, and the effect of policy interventions.
  2. The second applies qualitative analysis to a set of selected topics in order to guide policies to further the transition to the circular economy.

Policy Highlights

Business Models for the Circular Economy (PDF)

Extended Producer Responsibility
and the Impact of Online Sales

International Trade
and the Transition to a Circular Economy

Government Support for Primary
and Secondary Metal Production

Related papers and reports


Further reading

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