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Youth-led program to power circular economy around world

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


WEF, Scale360°, Global Shapers
Hub-led approaches powered by technologists, political leaders, researchers and more can help jumpstart circular innovation. PHOTO: ImageCollab

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a new circular approach is needed to transform the goods and services we have and the pipeline of innovations still to come.

To support this effort, the World Economic Forum announced on 8 February that Scale360°, their circular economy initiative, and Global Shapers, a network of change-makers, will launch a youth-led, grassroots program in cities around the world.

Linda Lacina, public engagement at World Economic Forum, says innovation is critical to triggering a much-needed shift in how products are made and consumed. She says hub-led approaches powered by technologists, political leaders, researchers and more can help jumpstart circular innovation.

“Innovators in four Global Shaper hubs in Mexico City, Brussels, Turin and Bangkok will design, organize and deliver interventions that support circular economy solutions tailored to local needs. She says Scale360° leverages innovation hubs to bring together leaders in science, policy and business to trigger circ