Ensuring a Just Transition to a Circular Economy

Posted on 4th May 2021

The shift towards a circular economy in Europe means a change in industry and labour markets. Governments and other social partners must work to mitigate the uncertainty of this change by ensuring workers are protected and given the tools to reskill and upskill to work to their fullest potential in a circular economy. Circle Economy has highlighted six steps that social partners can take to ensure a just transition to a circular economy: 

  1. Translate circular challenges into opportunities
  2. Create access to training and upskilling opportunities
  3. Act as a redistributive power
  4. Limit trade-offs between social and environmental targets
  5. Connect stakeholders through social dialogue
  6. Promote Industry 5.0

You can learn more about these steps towards a just transition on their twitter and on their website.