Tools for estimating the effects of the circular economy on jobs

We have produced information and developed a tool for estimating the effects a circular economy will have on jobs.

What was it about?

What was it about?

Well-being can no longer be based on the constant introduction and accelerated consumption of new natural resources. The benefits of a circular economy for the climate, environment, people and the economy have already been recognised.

With the transition to a circular economy, completely new jobs will be created, some jobs will change and some will disappear. The change requires new kinds of competence throughout society and at all levels of education. Updating skills and knowledge and continuous learning are important themes as we seek to ensure that each person will find their place in a fair circular economy society.

What was achieved?

Work practices and consumption habits will change, but we do not know yet exactly how. We need more information to ensure that the change will take place in a fair manner. We want to increase understanding of the effects that circularity will have on people, especially from the point of view of employment and continuous learning.

Who participated?

We worked together with international experts and engaged in dialogue both in Finland and across the European Union. The tool and the reports were created by the IISD with funding from Sitra

Contact us

Eero Jalava
Senior Lead, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions

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