Circularity Challenges in SDGs Implementation: A Review in Context

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An analysis of this research suggests circularity, a system-based approach to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a novel approach in developing and emerging countries. As the SDGs demonstrate, circularity offers several unique characteristics, such as maximizing resource reuse, recirculating materials and products, and regenerating nature. Although the SDGs have great potential, several factors will contribute to their success. As far as institutional commitments go, countries need to formalize their commitments to future resource availability and affordability. Businesses should implement sustainable consumption and production patterns by switching to renewable energy sources and recycled materials and strengthening value retention loops in their operations. As a check and balance between businesses and government, stakeholder groups should mobilize their resources to accelerate the implementation of high resource productivity through rethinking incentives. A large role for research communities is also important, especially in measuring real progress and ensuring that SDG implementation is integrated effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCircular Economy Strategies and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
EditorsMichael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, G. M. Monirul Alam
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Singapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-99-3083-8
ISBN (Print)978-981-99-3082-1, 978-981-99-3085-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Singapore
ISSN (Print)2523-3084
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3092

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