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Much of the discussion at this week’s COP21 summit in Paris will focus on the important topics of renewable energy development, energy efficiency, carbon pricing and the reduction of fossil fuel subsidies. What currently might be under-represented is the circular economy framework, which should be central to the debate given

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CitiesNews

Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. In this edition, we’re recommending articles on whether the city of the future exists today, changing mobility and whether 3D printing could keep your Delorean in action.

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Earlier this year, the Foundation established by actor and campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio announced $15 million of grants to support the work of environmental organisations around the world.

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FeaturedPeople and Society

Real economics is the study of how people transform nature to meet their needs…Neoclassical economics is inconsistent with the laws of thermodynamics. Charles Hall, SUNY, an ecologist by training. It’s not news of course. Frederick Soddy, another outsider (an escapee from physics and chemistry and a Nobel Prize winner) spent

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A new boardgame that aims to stimulate circular economy thinking is nearing its goal on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

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FeaturedFoodPeople and Society

Read Circulate’s exclusive preview of Ken Webster’s recently released book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. The extract below is the beginning of the ninth chapter “The Regenerative Biological Cycle – At Scale”. 

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Over the course of evolution, ecosystems have perfected their strategies for long-term prosperity, in particular by balancing efficiency with what makes systems resilient to perturbations. After over four billion years of natural selection and adaptiveness, the living world has found the sweet spot for durability, which is a universal characteristic

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“Almost got me with a weaponised meme.” – The Quantum Thief

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