Unhealthy food production makes healthy eating possible. New report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with analytical support from SYSTEMIQ, sets out a circular economy redesign for the food industry.
The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century outlines the possible routes to fully decarbonize cement, steel, plastics, trucking, shipping and aviation – which together represent 30% of energy emissions today and could increase to 60% by mid-century as other sectors lower their emissions.
The report starts from the priorities set in the EU Circular Economy Package but goes beyond and identifies key areas that can trigger the necessary changes in the coming years. It analyses a number of policy areas according to their actual and potential impact on circularity and identifies ways forward.
Business and government must seize the opportunity to halve carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but immediate action is needed to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonization beyond power and energy productivity improvement.
“Better Energy, Greater Prosperity” outlines achievable pathways to reduce carbon emissions while ensuring sustainable economic development and universal access to affordable and reliable energy.
The report "Achieving Growth Within", written by SYSTEMIQ in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and sponsored by the SUN Foundation, identifies priority investment opportunities that could provide a major source of regenerative growth and unlock economic, social and environmental benefits, as well as mitigating the risks associated with investing in conventional assets in an era of rapid change.
The new study "The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action" by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with analytical support from SYSTEMIQ, presents an action plan on how concerted action by the industry could drive a transformation of the plastic packaging sector and deliver social, economic and environmental benefits worldwide. The report lays out targeted actions to move the sector from a single-use “Take-Make-Dispose” system to a circular plastics economy, with an increase from 14% to 70% re-use and recycling rates.
The report "Better Business, Better World", overseen by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission with strategic content and secretariat support provided by SYSTEMIQ and the UN Foundation, reveals 60 sustainable and inclusive market "hotspots" in four key economic areas that could create at least USD 12 trillion, worth over 10% of today's GDP.