"Circular Economy": a Framing Concept to Catalyze Greater Climate Policy Action Conference Paper uri icon


  • Sustainability vs. Circular Economy The research focuses on: a. the identification of the similarities and differences between sustainability or sustainable development and circular economy in order to determine the relationship between both terms. b. the study of the contextual use of these terms and the purpose and objectives served in referring to one vs. the other. c. the review of the existing national and regional policies and laws enacting Circular Economy. d. the assessment of Circular Economy implementation and available monitoring frameworks; macro (national), meso (regional). e. the transition of corporations (micro) from linear to circular business models and quantify the added value reported as an outcome of such a transition. The main objective is to gauge perception and palatability of Circular Economy as a policy lever and use results to develop recommendations for policymakers to improve the messaging and framing of their renewable and waste management policies to promote efficient and sustainable resource utilization

name of conference

  • Texas A&M University's President's Excellence Fund Symposium 2020

author list (cited authors)

  • Pappas, K., Daher, B., Saeed, H., Avraamidou, S., Mormann, F., Greer, R., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

complete list of authors

  • Pappas, Konstantinos||Daher, Bassel||Saeed, Hasan||Avraamidou, Styliani||Mormann, Felix||Greer, Robert||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N

publication date

  • September 2020