Circular Economy Policy Maker E-Training

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Circular Economy Policy Maker E-Training​


2 hours 38 minutes

About the Course

A linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economy has far-reaching adverse effects on ecosystems and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. As economies in Asia and the Pacific develop and the region’s population grows, consumption trends are projected to increase—highlighting the need to transition to a circular economy to help achieve sustainable development. Multi-stakeholder collaboration that is intersectoral in scope is critical to design innovative policies for building a circular supply chain.

This ADBI E-Learning course provides an in-depth look at circular economy principles and highlights successful examples of circular economy transition in Asia and globally. It also spotlights policy recommendations to help countries move toward circularity. Topics range from the mobilization of resources and investment to technical education, redesigning resource streams, and circular supply chain development.

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Circular Economy (18 minutes)

  • Module 2.1 and 2.2: Financing the Transition to Circular Economy (25 minutes)

  • Module 3: Circular Economy Workforce Building (35 minutes)

  • Module 4.1 and 4.2: Circular Design, Technology, and Innovation (20 minutes)

  • Module 51 and 5.2 : Circular Supply Chain Management (30 minutes in audio format)

  • Module 6: Circular Economy Circular Economy Policy and Standards (12 minutes)

  • Module 7: Circular Cities (18 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand circular economy concepts and how their adoption can support sustainable development
  • Identify opportunities for building a more circular economy across different sectors

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Review 8 video lessons and 2 audio lessons
  • Pass a multiple-choice test with a score of 16/21 or higher
  • Answer 2 brief feedback questions
  • Certificate issued upon completion of course requirements


Shabbir Gheewala, Head of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Lab Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Ernesto Sanchez, Global Lead for Pollution Management and Circular Economy, World Bank

Pei-Tsz Sun, Researcher, ESG Center of National Tsing Hua University

Arslan Siddique, Education Lead, STEAM Platform

Arnold Tukker, Professor of Industrial Ecology and Scientific Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University

Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Charoenchai Khompatraporn, Vice Dean of Academic Affair, GMI, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Louisa Freeman, Head of Business Development, Returnity Innovations

Pongvipa Lohsomboon, Deputy Executive Director, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization

Maria Wirth, Researcher, alchemia-nova GmbH


Derek Hondo, Capacity Building and Training Coordinator, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Lilian Tan, E-Learning Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute

Email: [email protected]

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