Changchun is an ICLEI and GCCC member. The city has designated a 10-square-kilometer circular economy industrial park to boost its circularity. Given that automotive manufacturing is the main industry, Changchun has the ambition to unlock the potential of end-of-life vehicles and keep the materials in use. The park will have incineration, food waste treatment facilities, medical waste treatment facilities, and car dismantling facilities. The city has invested to reallocate a thermal power station from another site to this industrial park, in order to maximally utilize material streams and resources. It is expected that the industrial park will attract further innovative circular economy investment. The GCCC is supporting Changchun to introduce a benchmarking practice into the city’s planning.
About ICLEI Circulars
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
Circular Development is one of ICLEI´s five strategic pathways towards sustainable urban development. Through the Circular Development pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption, encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted.
ICLEI Circulars is managed by the Circular Development Team at the World Secretariat (Bonn) in close collaboration with the ICLEI Regional Offices around the world.