The Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) project will develop new economic modelling tools to understand the resource use patterns of China and the EU. The project will also address indicators and metrics, institutions and policies, and it will examine historical patterns between resource indicators, trade and macro-economic performance. An overall aim is to strengthen collaboration between European and Chinese researchers.

About the project

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Understanding the green economy efforts in both China and Europe and establish a collaboration across partners will be the main aim of SINCERE.

News and events

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On 7 December 2018 the SINCERE project hosted its final conference. Recordings of the conference presentations are now available to watch online.

Research areas

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The research will provide evidence of considerable value to policymakers. Both the EU and China, along with many EU member states, have adopted high-level policies to advance resource efficiency and circular economy aspirations.


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The project brings together researchers from China, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the UK, and will be funded through research councils from those countries.