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African Circular

Economy Alliance

Africa’s path to circularity

Towards a circular transition?

The success of the Circular Economy in Africa will be critical to global efforts to ensure sustainable growth and the impact on jobs, growth, environment on the continent.

Current trends in global resource extraction and the rapid pace of consumption growth are incompatible with internationally agreed sustainability targets.  

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) is a government-led coalition of African nations with a mission to spur Africa's transformation to a circular economy that delivers economic growth, jobs, and positive environmental outcomes. It was conceived with the mindset of developing Africa’s circular economy ecosystem while capitalizing on its development opportunities. African countries can leverage circular solutions to tackle several multifaceted issues such as poverty, poor infrastructure, and unemployment, among other factors that have hindered economic growth.

 

Five Big Bets
for Africa’s path
to circularity

We are supporting five industries that offer immediate opportunities for increased circularity in sectors that will improve the economy, jobs, and the environment on the continent in the long term:

Food systems

Packaging

Built environment

Electronics

Fashion & Textiles

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Download our 

Report

Read more in the African Circular Economy Market Research report about the industries that are immediate opportunities for increased circularity in sectors that will support the economy, jobs, and the environment on the continent in the long term. 

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The global economy is reaching a critical resource constraint as more resources are
extracted from the earth.

African Circular
Economy Market
Research Report, 2020

About ACEA

ACEA was conceived in 2016 during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali and formally launched at COP 23 in Bonn in 2017. It is a government-led coalition of African nations with a mission to spur Africa's transformation to a circular economy that delivers economic growth, jobs, and positive environmental outcomes.

 

The Alliance serves as a platform that supports the transition to a circular economy at the national, regional, and continental levels through (i) policy development, (ii) leadership and advocacy, and (iii) support in scaling CE businesses and projects.

Resources

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Building the African Circular Economy: Focus on Plastics

This report focuses on how we can address the global plastics challenge through collaborative approaches and timely action.

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African Circular Economy Alliance: Opportunities in the Mining Sector

The following report focuses on identifying circular economy opportunities in mining.

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Infographic: Five Big Bets for Africa’s path to Circularity

Find out more about the  immediate opportunities for increased circularity in sectors that will support the economy, jobs, and the environment on the continent in the long term.