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The climate and biodiversity crisis, but also social inequalities, make it necessary to fundamentally rethink the way we do business...
Today’s climate and biodiversity crisis, but also the social problems, have been largely caused by our consumption habits, lifestyles and business practices in recent decades. What needs to change? And what role do large cities like Berlin play in this process?
Through transdisciplinary social and environmental research, the Ecornet Berlin research partnership collaborates with practitioners to analyze alternative business models that meet the requirements of sustainable development. The goal is to test approaches to alternative business practices and circular economy models in pilot projects. The network aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and civil society actors in establishing and enhancing skills and networks and in implementing business models that take sustainable business management in Berlin from its niche to the mainstream and firmly establish it there in the long term.
The research partners want to intensify dialogue with political and administrative actors on alternative business practices and circular economy models, with the aim of creating an understanding of and approaches to the necessary policy support and regulatory frameworks
To a large extent, our business practices are based on a linear economy (‘take-make-waste’) rather than on closing loops. The...
As part of the project “Circular City Berlin - Pathways from Potential to Implementation”, a transformation roadmap for circular textiles was developed. It displays how the idea of Circular City Berlin can be advanced in the area of textiles.
As part of the CiBER project "Circular City Berlin – Pathways from Potential to Implementation", a transformation roadmap for circular electrical and electronic appliances was developed.
Innovation towards circular construction in Berlin is characterised by a variety of different actors who are pursuing projects, business models and practices that can be used to strengthen the circular economy, resource conservation and cli-mate protection along the life cycle of building project
This study is part of the project "Circular City Berlin - Pathways from Potential to Implementation", which investigates the potential of a circular economy in Berlin and its social and environmental impacts in three sectors: textiles, construction, and information and communication technology (I