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Toward a Circular Economy Regional Monitoring Framework for European Regions: Conceptual Approach

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Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology; 30-067 Kraków, Poland
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Department of Regional Development, Jagiellonian University; 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4398; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124398
Received: 21 September 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 24 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
This paper presents the development of a concept for a circular economy (CE) regional monitoring framework for European countries, an example that can be used by regional policymakers as a supportive instrument for faster and more effective implementation of the CE model of regional development. The work identifies appropriate focus areas and ‘pillars’ for such a framework, and proposes key aspects for evaluating CE-based regional development. The concept for the CE regional monitoring framework is divided into a basic (conceptual) level and an applied (practical) level in order to connect the concept of CE with its practical implementation, evaluation, and monitoring in a given region. The study also highlights the European context of the CE concept and its similarities and differences in relation to existing CE concepts around the world. View Full-Text
Keywords: circular economy; regional development; sustainable development; monitoring framework circular economy; regional development; sustainable development; monitoring framework
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Avdiushchenko, A. Toward a Circular Economy Regional Monitoring Framework for European Regions: Conceptual Approach. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4398. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124398

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