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Indicators for a Circular Economy

15 March 2017


PDF icon EASAC Indicators for a Circular Economy PDF icon EASAC Priorities for Critical Materials for a Circular Economy PDF icon Circular Economy Industry Perspective Presentation

On 14 March 2017, the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), as a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), hosted a breakfast briefing on the EASAC report: Indicators for a Circular Economy.

In this report EASAC has analysed the ways to assess progress towards the circular economy in the European Union and shares its insights on the indicators that are most needed in Europe. Recognising that relatively well developed sets of indicators already exist to capture environmental and resource perspectives, it concludes that a broader indicator set is desirable to capture links with sustainability and to specific policy objectives, public awareness of the global effects of EU production and consumption, industry solutions, and water use and reuse.  

The briefing was delivered by Mr Geraldine A Cusack who was the RIA's expert nominee to the EASAC Indicators Project Working Group. Ms Cusack is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager. She works in the Energy and Environmental Services (Sustainability) Division of Siemens Ireland, and is a member of the RIA's Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Multidisciplinary Committee, and Future Earth Ireland.

Ms Cusack's Presentation and a copy of the report are available to download . A copy of the companion report 'Priorities for Critical Materials for a Circular Economy' is also available for download.

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