A Just Transition to Circular Economy

Andrea Genovese and Emanuela Girei's work on JUST2CE aims to address shortcomings of Circular Economy literature and practices and develop more comprehensive and contextualised initiatives.

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Professor Andrea Genovese is currently the lead investigator, alongside Dr Emanuela Girei who is a co-investigator, for 'A Just Transition to Circular Economy' (JUST2CE) which is an EU H2020 research project involving 14 academic and non-academic partners from Europe and Africa. It started on 1 September 2021 and will last for three years. It aspires to address existing shortcomings of Circular Economy literature and practices, currently dominated by techno-managerial aspects, which render CE an essentially apolitical and technocratic agenda.

JUST2CE aims to analyse the economic, societal, environmental and policy implications of CE approaches in theory, policy and practice. It also aims to overcome identified barriers and limitations and develop more comprehensive and contextualised CE initiatives. The project will provide several more opportunities for knowledge exchange and engagement, as well as for impact case development.

Academics involved: Professor Andrea Genovese | Dr Emanuela Girei | Dr Ben Purvis


Find out more about the work of the Operations Management and Decision Sciences Research Centre that Andrea Genovese and Ben Purvis are members of.

Operations Management and Decision Sciences


Find out more about the work of the Organization Studies research cluster that Emanuela Girei is a member of.

Organization Studies

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