The G7 leaders proclaimed that global growth in the world economy is essential. Yet, it is emerging countries like China that have an enormous influence on this growth. In our interview with Rolf J. Langhammer, we learnd that China needs to solve some crucial problems in order to lead the emerging countries to a smarter growth.
In South Africa, one industry has become an unprecedented example of a circular economy: The tyre industry of the country takes responsibility for their products and the environment – with great success as Hermann Erdmann, CEO of REDISA, explains in his guest post.
“[Our] structural waste is indicative of a system that has lost sight of resources as a means of wealth creation,” claims Dr. Martin Stuchtey. In his solution from the GES 2015 , he lays out several critical levers to move the current economy towards a more circular one.
Cities face enormous challenges – now and in the near future. Yet, what does it take for cities to manage these upcoming tasks? At the GES 2016 Taipei workshop, participants discussed various scenarios. Here are the key factors presented by Wan-Hsin Liu, Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.