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.
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MedWaves supports and empowers stakeholders to take the pathway towards a sustainable future, grounded in eco-innovation and sustainable business models.READ MORE
MedWaves supports policy makers in the Mediterranean region in order to stimulate and sustain enabling environments that are conducive to the implementation of green, circular, zero-waste, low-carbon, and non-toxic economies.READ MORE
MedWaves establishes a dialogue between all the key stakeholders involved in the transition to sustainable development throughout the Mediterranean region.READ MORE
Discover the expertise of MedWaves and explore how our regional centre supports the implementation of strategic programming, supporting all to continue the journey towards planetary transformation.READ MORE
We celebrate success, using what works to continue to grow. RESults Enabling Transitions (RESET) is a project that identifies and analyses successful practices to optimise green business creation at project, local, national, and regional level across the Mediterranean.READ MORE
STAND UP! provides key business support and technology transfer to help scale, replicate and expand inclusive circular economy ventures in the Mediterranean, specifically aiming to generate sustainable jobs for youth and women.READ MORE
The Green Impact MED Project (GIMED) drives positive investments for positive impacts by boosting the development of eco-innovative ventures, powering the green and circular economy in the Mediterranean.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
CapiMed-Islands is a capitalisation initiative to maximize the impact of numerous BeMed projects in islands with one common goal: litter-free islands. Building a community, transferring results and impacting policies are the ingredients for successREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Upon the completion of the successful first phase of Marine Litter Med, the EU has renewed its commitment to support the Barcelona Convention in addressing marine litter, particularly plastic pollution. Marine Litter Med Phase II, implemented by the UNEP/MAP system, is an important opportunity for MedWaves to continue providing assistance to a number of non-EU countries in terms of prevention of marine litter and plastic pollution.READ MORE
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.READ MORE