Circular Resource Management for Low Emission Development in Cities

Policy Brief No. 02

Resource efficient cities could see cuts of 36-54 percent in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (International Resource Panel, 2018). Therefore, extending mitigation opportunities beyond geographic borders and across value chains is necessary to
address GHG emissions systemically.

Circular development offers tools and a framework to leverage low emission development through multiple avenues, from reducing energy needs to protecting carbon sinks and addressing non-energy emissions.