A lot of development work has been carried out in the field of circular economy. One of the most significant action is to maintain the development of circular economy education and R&D activities between the universities.
The overall goal of the UArctic Thematic Network of Circular Economy is to enhance networking and exchanging of knowledge among the experts of various disciplines on national and international level. Challenges involved in circular economy usually require a multidisciplinary expertise; therefore, the network requires knowledge and expertise from several different fields. Co-operation between the scientific organisations will provide an opportunity to learn from the specific features of each arctic area. Furthermore, there has been already discussions about how the circular economy is impacting on people living in these scarcely populated areas and how the economical point of view of the circular economy is changing the possibilities to maintain population in these areas.