Circular Economy Intersections with SDGs in the Latin American Region: Bolivia
Circular economy (CE) in Latin America and the Caribbean is gaining visibility as a regional approach to developing sustainable economies is showcasing support for the Agenda 2030 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related targets, as many countries are either implementing or planning new and innovative interventions, policies, and programs with nexus thinking and integrated objectives for use and reuse of resources. In this synthesis, a multi-scale approach is adopted to explain the barriers and support structures to CE adoption in the region based on the review and analysis of CE-focused literature, projects, and programs in Latin America, particularly in Bolivia. The overall contribution is to provide a comprehensive overview of the CE regional landscape as well as to map gaps and needs within existing CE practices to ensure that future regional and national resource use policies can help support the integration and implementation of the sustainability framework (SDGs) for the region. The chapter reflects how industrial and research advances by public, private, and nongovernmental organization interventions and financing agencies in different sociocultural settings in the region and in Bolivia are contributing toward comprehensive strategies for integration of CE practices to ensure that future regional and national resource use policies align to the implementation of the SDGs related to resource use.