In this note, ORÉE develops a joint reflection on circular economy and biodiversity, in order to propose concrete and efficient solutions in the fight against climate change.
The climate stakes of construction are are addressed in a holistic approach, emphasizing the importance of a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach. In addition, concrete examples illustrate the plans of action to inspire the actors in the territories.
The most used resources in the building sector, such as sand and metals, are non-renewable resources. Extracted, transported and processed in ever-increasing quantities, at ever-higher energy costs and with consequences which are far from negligible for the environment, their use does not fit with a sustainable logic. Thinking in terms of circular economy prompts us to take another look at these linear and consuming models, at both the level of materials for building, energy, land, and that of waste management.