Circular Economy for Action

Webinar on Contextualizing the Circular Economy for Action - A Few Perspectives from Asian Countries

04 February 2021, Thursday | 14.00 hrs
Bangkok Time ICT (Indochina time) UTC/GMT +7 hours

The basic aim of the webinar is to understand the concept of a “Circular Economy” from the context of developing economies in Asia. It explores the dimensions of a circular economy as the nexus of four key issues – Food, Energy, Water and Waste, the the “FEWW Nexus”. It is targeted at national and local government officials (and their stakeholders) responsible for developing circular economy policies and action.

The webinar presents the “GET Matrix” as a concrete multi-stakeholder policy tool, bringing together three policy patterns – the Global-National-Local pattern; the Governments-Business-Civil Society pattern; and the Governance-Education and Technology pattern.

The webinar and its subsequent outputs are being presented by graduates of the nowsubsumed Human Settlements Development Division of the Asian Institute of Technology, who graduated in 1991. Each presenter will take up one element of the circular economy, and will present examples and priorities for the specific country of their residence.

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Program Agenda  Speakers Profile

Background Information

For so long we all may have heard something about Circular Economy from somewhere that it is the way for us to have long live. Sustainable consumption, Green building, or 3R which is recycle, reuse, and reduce might be something you are also familiar with but never get deep understand into them. Many people would have thought that this topic is something in the scientific paper or some particular headline for an academician. But the fact is that Circular Economy is not just an academic concept; it can be applied to various economic sectors, and this webinar here will prove you why. We will guide you into deeper understanding of Circular Economy concept to see how powerful this knowledge is. Its dimensions, patterns, and many more aspects are elaborated including the key issues of Circular Economy that are presented via cases studies through different kinds of sector such as housing sector, urban heritage sector, and garment industries so that you will learn how those case studies overcome their issue using circular economy as the base tool. We hope you will be excited for this chapter of webinar and can at least earn a few perspectives that could change something in your life.