In recent years there has been a growing interest in the circular economy among business leaders, researchers and policy makers. It is generally understood that the transition to a circular economy would require fundamental changes across value chains. A new wave of technological innovations could help re-shape linear-economy structures towards circular structures. Companies whose growth has been

traditionally tied to linear business models will need to adapt to a new environment. This Task Force focuses on the role of governments in facilitating this transition. It also looks at the barriers and enablers companies encounter in their attempts to introduce circularity into their business operations.

The Task Force “Circular Economy” is co-chaired by:

  • Vasileios Rizos, Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Patrick ten Brink, Head of Green Economy Programme and Director of Brussels Office Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  • Dustin Benton, Acting Policy Director, Green Alliance