City-level circular economy interventions to protect and enhance biodiversity
Cities are critically dependent on biodiversity for sustaining the social, economic and environmental well-being of their residents. Yet, the prevailing linear production, consumption and management practices of urban economies are driving biodiversity loss, both within and beyond local jurisdictions.
To halt and reverse biodiversity loss, transformative action is necessary through policy agendas that promote and incentivize circular economy strategies where they are most impactful – in cities.
In this briefing sheet, we outline why stewarding biodiversity is critically important for cities and we detail practical actions that cities can undertake, based on the Circular City Actions Framework.
This briefing sheet has been prepared as part of the Circular Turku project with the support of Sitra and the City of Turku.