European forests

Conserving biodiversity through sustainable forestry management

260.000 jobs in Europe

Bringing social and economic added value to rural areas

Use more wood

Reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change

Building with wood

A natural, strong, durable and recyclable material

Investing in the circular economy


Investing in the circular economy

Publications Office of the EU:  Investing in the circular economy. A blueprint for a green recovery.

In a CIRCULAR ECONOMY, the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, while waste generation is minimised. Everyone can contribute to this shared agenda: public authorities, businesses, nongovernmental organisations, academia, civil society and citizens.

Next Generation EU, the European Commission’s proposed coronavirus recovery plan, boosts investment in the green and digital transitions. With it, the circular economy should be scaled up to move beyond niche sectors and to embed circularity across all sectors of the economy.