Circular City Challenge

18. February 2022

A view of a crossing in a city with pedestrian and greenery

The transition to a circular economy is key in helping cities reach their climate targets. It provides a new alternative to build back more resilient, inclusive and locally manageable communities.

The Circular City Challenge is calling for solutions that have the potential to transition from a linear to a circular economy to create thriving circular cities.



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Open for submissions
1. 2.2022-1. 4. 2022



Cities are at the heart of the problem, being the main drivers of consumption and therefore increasing the extraction rate of the earth’s limited resources. By 2050 close to 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Cities emit 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, and account for 50% of global waste production. Yet, they are hubs of creativity and innovation, where the most radical of ideas can be explored and implemented.

Transitioning to a circular economy cannot be done by one city only. By its very nature, a circular economy requires contributions and collaborations from all parties to remove the barriers that limit this transition.

Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart and Vienna are embracing these challenges and aim to explore the potentials for the circular economy locally.



Published by CVTI