Local and regional governments play a crucial role in the economic development of their communities and deal with local production and consumption activities. A new circular economy approach is therefore important to assist the local governments to go beyond these traditional roles, and help existing enterprises to survive and expand, foster new enterprises, arrange workforce development programs, promote research and development, take action to ensure access to decent livelihoods.
The circular economy prioritizes regenerative resources, preserves what is already made, uses waste as a resource, or builds new business models that create local value. As such, the number of circular jobs in the local economy is a useful indicator of a city´s ability to both create local employment and safeguard resources.
With a new circular jobs assessment methodology developed by ICLEI, UNEP and Circle Economy, the Bogor Circular Economy Jobs aims to first identify priority sectors for circular economy job creation in Bogor. Together with various stakeholders, the methodology subsequently conducts scenario modeling to build a set of policy recommendations.
The project implements the assessment results on the ground to recover the local economy from the COVID-19 pandemic and adopts the Integrated Guideline for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design to build a vibrant local economy and sustainable modernizations for the selected villages in Bogor.