The EIT Circular Economy Community is the new supporting partner of the Circular Cities Declaration
The EIT Circular Economy Community is an initiative of EIT RawMaterials, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility to support the transition to a more circular economy. One of our goals, is to initiate and strengthen the collaboration with other relevant stakeholders and initiatives in the circular economy landscape. To join efforts, the EIT Circular Economy Community is the new supporting partner and member at the steering group of the European Circular Cities Declaration. Such initiative was launched in 2020 by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), and it is designed to help cities and regions to accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe, and thereby create a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society. The initiative responds to the current policy priorities of the EU, and the ongoing reality of the climate and Covid-19 crises, that demand the ambitious and committed action for a more regenerative, resilient and sharing economy.
The European Circular Cities Declaration has been developed by a broad partnership of key European stakeholders, including cities, international organisations, think tanks, financial institutions, technical experts, and regional collaborations, to ensure that the vision and commitments contained are ambitious, yet achievable, and reflect everyone’s needs. The EIT Circular Economy Community is committed to actively collaborating in this working group alongside the other supporting partners to work horizontally into circular economy solutions that support the circular transition of the signatory European cities and regions.