Over one year, the Canadian Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) will advance knowledge sharing and capacity building among the Canadian local government sector – offering a national webinar series on innovative approaches and providing direct support, guidance and peer-to-peer exchange for a group of 15 communities as they take steps to become more circular. Visit our Peer-to-Peer Network page to learn more about the selected communities
Communities are well-positioned to be key enablers of the circular economy transition. They are committed to creating thriving, resilient and livable communities by delivering on a range of societal, economic and environmental objectives while taking bold action on climate change.
Our cities and regions are where people, knowledge, ideas and data come together, where innovation is cultivated, and where most of our natural resources are consumed and our waste generated. These inherent dynamics position local and regional government policy-makers at the forefront of the circular economy evolution. While significant leadership is already underway, applying a circular economy framework has the potential to help local governments meet their commitments to nurture a low carbon and prosperous future for their citizens.