• Our Approach
  • Jan 14, 2024

Undertaking deep-dive sector work

CELC is accelerating circular economy transitions focused on specific sectors and resource streams of strategic importance to Canada by advancing the business case, tackling barriers, and identifying important enablers that include supportive policy, technology innovation and infrastructure investment, and new projects and collaborations. Priority sectors include:

  • Construction and real estate value chains including developing a strategic sector roadmap for the built environment in Canada in collaboration with CSA Group and other partners, as well as launching a Circular Construction Innovation Hub.
  • Agriculture, circular food systems, and waste-to-resource opportunities including regenerative agriculture practices and supporting resource recovery and upcycling initiatives in collaboration with the Canadian Alliance for Net-Zero Agrifood (CANZA) and other partners.
  • Critical minerals and metals for the net-zero transition including supporting research and convening in collaboration with Smart Prosperity Institute, the Energy Futures Lab, and other partners, focused on energy storage / EV batteries, wind, and solar.