JUST2CE promotes a global transition to a circular economy by supporting a more democratic and participatory mechanism of governance over the productive processes that underpin design and management of technologies.Circular economy
A system that values its potential is best equipped to incubate success.
In the growing global demand for change, it is crucial to acknowledge that the need for a circular economy requires more than technology, artifacts and services. Creating and sustaining businesses that do not harm people or the planet demands justice. A truly successful circular economy is fair with inclusive leadership, supported with effective policies that support sustainable design and technology for all!
JUST2CE seeks to understand, in a critical and thoughtful way, the specific conditions responsible for creating an inclusive and socially just transition to a circular economy. Rather than removing business from key technical, geopolitical and social factors; our work addresses these elements squarely as the foundation to develop transitional policy measures that inspire change.
Diversity seeds creativity. The JUST2CE approach to implement an effective circular economy recognises and values diversity. The ability clearly map diversity opens the window to identify clearly specific enablers and barriers that exist within the key sectors: food production and waste; water management; and raw materials and production (selected among those indicated by the EU Action Plan for Circular Economy). This data is used to provide analysis that informs decision making as well as macroeconomic analytical tools to design new or improve existing circular economy practices.
JUST2CE is for us, all of us: scholars, practitioners, policy makers, business and civil society organisations. Our qualitative and quantitative assessment of circular economy practices gathered are targeted to improve policy that actually nurtures the change we need: designing a sustainable circular economy. The JUST2CE website features our open sourced software platform.
To reach our goals, JUST2CE aims to produce:
When we act together, we change together.
MedWaves: converging synergies for planetary transformation.
MedWaves leads communications for JUST2CE, ensuring that the just transition is understood, integrated and upheld by citizens, along with public and private stakeholders. In one of our first projects that is part of the international consortium, MedWaves leverages our regional experience and expertise to support and sustain the global movement. The support for the multi-layered and interdisciplinary project is being carried out by increasing the outreach and facilitating engagement with key stakeholders.
MedWaves activities aim to:
MedWaves is leading the case study in Morocco: Recycling Systems in Morocco: SERP Recyclage. This case focuses on the activities of the Casablanca-based private waste management company as it operates as an outsourcing company, offering waste collection and sorting resources to municipalities and major companies all over Morocco.
The EU-funded SwitchMed programme promotes a circular economy in the southern Mediterranean by changing the way goods and services are produced and consumed. In order to achieve this, SwitchMed provides tools and services directly to the private sector, supports an enabling policy environment and facilitates exchange of information among partners and key stakeholders.LLEGIR MÉS
INPLASTICS offers a set of interactive, innovative education and communication tools to raise awareness regarding toxic additives. The programme builds capacity throughout the region to address the invisible aspects of plastic pollution so that we can all be part of the solution.LLEGIR MÉS
The Mediterranean Sea Programme: Enhancing Environmental Security (MedProgramme) aims to improve the health and livelihoods of coastal populations in the Mediterranean region by reducing major transboundary environmental stresses and strengthening climate resilience and water security.LLEGIR MÉS
Transitions to CIRCULAR economy practices in TEXTILE and apparel MSMEs along the lifecycle in Huzhou and Shaoxing is a project that draws on the foundation built from successful sustainable development in the Mediterranean. Sharing knowledge and practices, support is delivered to facilitate the transition to circular economy practices in the textile and fashion industry in Huzhou City and Shaoxing City, China by 2025.LLEGIR MÉS