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Circular economy in the Nordic construction sector: Identification and assessment of potential policy instruments that can accelerate a transition toward a circular economy

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Origin:

Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Miljø- og Økonomigruppen (MEG)

Author:

Høibye, Linda and Sand, Henrik

Publishing date:

03/08/2018

Format:

PDF

Language:

English

Summary

Potential policy instruments that can accelerate a transition toward a cir-cular economy in the Nordic construction sector, including demolition of buildings, are discussed and assessed. Sixteen interviews were carried out with actors representing stakeholders from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Implementation of the 32 policy instruments that the 16 interviewees sug-gest is expected to speed up the transition toward a circular economy. But the implementation of the policy instruments can be complicated and the implementation process needs to address a number of barriers that may hinder a reduction in the use of resources, greenhouse gas emissions and a full growth in gross profit.

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