Since its creation ACR+ has been cooperating and supporting other networks and platforms, in order to join forces and achieve resource efficiency.


 Climate Chance coalition on circular economy

Climate Chance

Together with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the French OREE association, ACR+ is a co-pilot of the Climate Chance coalition on circular economy, an international coalition of non-state actors on the circular economy. It aims at defining common priorities of action in terms of co-working and governance, implementation and monitoring of concrete actions to boost circular economy.

A roadmap of actions in the field of circular economy for the upcoming years has already been published. It identifies 4 main priority fields: awareness raising, exchange of best practices and capacity building, policy recommendations and methodology and evaluation.

The Climate Chance initiative was launched by ACR+ member Nantes Métropole in order to involve no-state actors in climate negotiations and international action on climate change.

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant Mayors

ACR+is a supporter of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy since February 2016.

This European movement brings together thousands of local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change. It is based on a voluntary commitment by signatories to implement EU climate and energy objectives on their territory. New signatories now pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Signatories endorse a shared vision for 2050: accelerating the decarbonisation of their territories, strengthening their capacity to adapt to unavoidable climate change impact, and allowing their citizens to access secure, sustainable and affordable energy.

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform


The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ESCESP) was launched jointly by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee during the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference that took place in Brussels on 9 - 10 March 2017. It brings together stakeholders active in the broad field of the circular economy in Europe. As a "network of networks" it goes beyond sectorial activities and highlights cross-sector opportunities and challenges, providing a meeting place for stakeholders to share their solutions and team up to address specific challenges, while bridging existing initiatives, and advocating the circular economy at national, regional and local level, and supporting its implementation.

In November 2017, the ECESP has chosen ACR+ and two of its members - OVAM and Institut de l’économie circulaire – to be part to its coordination group. Selected through an open call for expressions of interest, the coordination group will contribute in a crucial way to the activities of the ECESP for the next 3 years. The group, which brings together 24 members among circular economy stakeholders, will work to reach the ECESP goal to accelerate the transition from a linear ‘take, make and waste’ economic model to a circular economy in EU countries.

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)


ACR+ is a silver member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

ISWA is a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable, comprehensive and professional waste management.



MedCities is a network of Mediterranean cities created in Barcelona in November 1991 at the initiative of the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Programme (METAP).

The creation of MedCities was a consequence of METAP's objective of strengthening decentralised actions involving technical assistance as the best means of promoting awareness of urban environmental problems and making those actions into a vehicle for empowering municipalities in developing countries in respect of management of urban environmental issues. MedCities continues offering this support. Since then, MedCities has extended its activities from the initial local environment to the wider local sustainable development field.

Being a network of Mediterranean towns and cities belonging to different countries, its purpose is urban sustainable development as a way to improve living conditions in the Mediterranean region.

Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy


The Urban Agenda for the EU is a joint effort of the European Commission, Member states and European cities to strengthen the policies addressing urban areas. The process was launched in 2016 and currently 12 partnerships are ongoing, including the Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy (UAPCE). It aims to stimulate the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products to promote new growth and job opportunities. The focus will be on: waste management (turning waste into resources), the sharing economy, and resource efficiency.The UAPCE is coordinated by the city of Oslo and gathers in particular ACR+ and four of its members (OVAM, The Hague, Prato, and Maribor).

This initiative will allow ACR+ to further influence and promote actions that will benefit cities, including ACR+ members, as well as create synergies with the work done so far, in particular with the Circular Europe Network.

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