Growing in Circles: a summary of the GI-REC experience – Launched Today!!!

In 2012, the United Nations Environment Programme launched Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities (GI-REC) with the goal of applying integrated approaches and analyses such as urban metabolism in city planning and management (building on the work of the International Resource Panel).

After seven years, the first-phase of the Initiative has brought together professionals from different disciplines, scientists, and policy makers. It has also brought together separate work streams of climate and resource efficiency, and how they are connected at the city level.

“Growing in Circles: climate-ready, resilient, resource-efficient, and equitable cities” summarizes the GI-REC experience, and provides guidance on the transition of cities from a linear to a circular economy, and on alternatives to the way our cities are being planned and built.

Click on the image to read about the GI-REC experience.