The Netherlands occupies a pioneering role in the transition towards a society based on the principles of the circular economy. According to the Dutch approach, as far as possible, work is undertaken in the form of collaboration between the private sector, knowledge institutions and government. And wherever possible on the basis of an integrated approach.
This is showcased amongst other things by:
Cities are the driving forces behind dynamic economic development and the perfect place to demonstrate social issues. Throughout the Netherlands, cities are taking up a commanding role in the circular transition. Every city or region has its own focus, so the Netherlands as a whole offers a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The Netherlands is developing a new and circular economy in which there is space for businesses that can make a decisive contribution. European regulations (CE) are permanently anchored in policy (national, regional and local, see Excel).
Dutch cities encourage and facilitate businesses by offering a favourable establishment climate:
Cities offer a high-quality, specialist regional knowledge infrastructure (examples: CleanTech, FoodValley, GreenPort, universities, etc.).
The Netherlands offers an attractive international establishment climate for organisations and companies wishing to contribute to the circular transition.
Dutch cities and businesses are keen to share their knowledge and are open to cooperation with companies, governments and knowledge institutions to bring about this transition.
Naoual Loiazizi presented in Gotenburg the Circulaire Stad