This chapter gives an overview of the entire book summarizing all 29 chapters, laying out its structure and linkage of different chapters. This book is purposefully styled as an introductory textbook on circular economy (CE) for the benefit of educators and students of universities. It provides comprehensive knowledge exemplified by practices from policy, education, R&D, innovation, design, production, waste management, business, and financing around the world. The book covers sectors such as agriculture/food, packaging materials, build environment, textile, energy, and mobility to inspire the growth of circular business transformation. It aims to stimulate action among different stakeholders to drive CE transformation. It elaborates critical driving forces of CE including digital technologies; restorative innovations; business opportunities & sustainable business model; financing instruments, regulation & assessment and experiential education programs. It connects a CE transformation for reaching the SDGs2030 and highlights youth leadership and entrepreneurship at all levels in driving the sustainability transformation.
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Liu, L., Ramakrishna, S. (2021). Introduction and Overview. In: Liu, L., Ramakrishna, S. (eds) An Introduction to Circular Economy. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8510-4_1
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