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Circular Economy Global

The Circular Economy Action Plan For a cleaner and more competitive Europe stresses that the EU cannot deliver alone the ambition of the European Green Deal for a climate neutral, resource-efficient and circular economy. The new Action Plan thus confirms that the EU will continue to lead the way to a circular economy at the global level and use its influence, expertise and financial resources to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the EU and beyond.


The Staff Working Document SWD(2020) 100 Leading the way to a global circular economy: state of play and outlook accompanies the Action Plan and provides an overview of the aforementioned actions to promote the circular economy abroad. The text also illustrates current trends, challenges and opportunities, exploring possible future action to scale-up the circular economy at the global level. A brochure containing the laid out text of the Staff Working Document is available here in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

Communication material

Factsheets on the international aspects of the Circular Economy Action Plan are available here in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.