Emission Reduction Opportunities: The Remaining 45%
According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, "The remaining 45% comes from producing the cars, clothes, food, and other products we use every day. These cannot be overlooked. The circular economy can contribute to completing the picture of emissions reduction by transforming the way we make and use products."
What's the evidence and what does it tell us about resource use, growth and decline? How do we use this to action efforts to tackle this crisis now? Experts explore the use of virgin and secondary materials, and the importance to conserve our natural resources.
Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management at RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12, as well as the newly formed Integrated Platform for Circular Economy, Climate Resilience, and Energy. This ievent is directly related to the work of the OPN SBC programme.