The Brussels region is a pioneer in the circular economy
On 10 March 2016, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region adopted the Brussels Regional Program for a Circular Economy 2016 – 2020 (BRPCE).
The BRPCE has 3 general objectives:
- To transform environmental objectives into economic opportunities.
- To relocate the economy to Brussels in order to produce locally whenever possible, reduce travel, optimise land use and create added value for Brussels inhabitants.
- To help create employment.
This programme includes 111 measures divided into 4 strategic areas: :
- Cross-functional measures: they aim to establish a favourable regulatory framework, direct and indirect economic aids, develop innovation, long-term and innovative public contracts, create or manage new training for new occupations suited to the profile of Brussels jobseekers
- Sector-based measures: they apply to sectors chosen based on their job creation potential, their impact on greenhouse gas emissions and their importance for the Brussels-Capital region: construction, resources and waste, logistics, trade and food
- Territorial measures: they aim to mobilise all stakeholders in the territory from the suburbs to the metropolitan area,
- Governance measures: different bodies are responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of the BRPCE.
More info on www.circulareconomy.brussels
The BRPCE is a project managed by two ministers and a secretary of state as well as by four regional administrative entities :