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Tallinn to contribute EUR 85,000 towards OECD program on circular economy

BC, Tallinn, 03.12.2020.Print version
The city of Tallinn is set to contribute 85,000 euros towards the program of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) titled "Program on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions", informs LETA/BNS.

Participation in the program supports achieving the goals of the Green Capital, spokespeople for the city government said. 

The spokespeople said that in addition to the field of the economy, the OECD has in recent years become increasingly active on topics of sustainable urban development.

The OECD "Program on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions" was incepted in 2018 to support the transition of regions and cities from linear economy to circular economy.

The first pilot group under the program in 2019 brought together Groningen from the Netherlands, the Swedish city of Umea, and the Spanish cities of Valladolid and Granada. The second round, the activities of which are carried out in 2020-2021, has been joined by Glasgow from the UK and Ireland as a region.

Tallinn has been invited to be part of the third group that is currently under formation. 

The aim of the program is to find out about the possibilities of the regions and cities taking part in the program in the implementation of circular economy, chart problems and put forward solutions in accordance with local conditions. 

As a result of participation in the program, an OECD report with a case analysis on Tallinn will be prepared complete with a roadmap, including a framework of indicators that the city can use for self-evaluation, substantive analyses of the options concerning circular economy, as well as recommendations for transition to circular economy and a corresponding operational program. 

The activities related to Tallinn would be carried out from Jan. 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. 

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