THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PROMOTING CIRCULAR ECONOMY: THE CASE OF THE CITY OF TAMPERE
Abstract - In this presentation we discuss the role of local government in the promotion of circular economy. The analytical framework of this paper is built oncircular city discourse with a special view of the identification of local government’s role in the multi-sector governance field.We will exemplify this developmentby discussing the case of the city of Tampere, Finland. Tampere is a progressive city in theFinnish welfare society, which has applied hybrid governance in its quest for balancing economic development with socially and ecologically desirable future. Itpursues an ambitious circular economy policy that reflects the consensual thinking embraced by the European Union and international organizations, andembraces its role as a major local governance player to engage local institutions, corporations, and associations in the promotion of local circular economy.
Keywords - Local Government, Governance, Circular Economy, Circular City, Tampere, Finland