International Experience in Establishing Indicators for the Circular Economy and Considerations for China

By László Pintér on November 21, 2006

The rapid growth of China's material consumption poses profound challenges to sustainable development in the country and the rest of the world. This report was prepared in support of work commissioned by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to establish an indicator system to monitor progress towards the objectives of the circular economy (CE). The indicators would track some of the key material stocks and flows of China and help, among others, national strategic planning efforts led by the NDRC.

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Circular Economy
The World Bank, 2006