Knowledge Sharing for Urban Sustainability and Catching Up to a Circular Economy

Event
Location
  • DATE / TIME:
    2018/06/13 - 2018/06/15
    Location:
    Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Organisers: UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University


    Insights on waste management from international experts (Image: Sueli Brodin)

    At the SITE4Society multi-stakeholder workshop “Knowledge Sharing for Urban Sustainability and Catching Up to a Circular Economy” organised by our sister institute UNU-MERIT, Prof. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Head of the Waste Management Unit, has been invited to give a presentation on “Waste Management in the Light of Nexus Thinking”. His presentation will be part of the discussion on the transition to a sustainable waste management on a global scale.

    The workshop aims to address the pressing question, how to globally transform waste management from the – recently dominant – view of waste as a mere by-product in a growth-oriented economy to regarding it as an integral component of a circular economy. Whereas the in situ objectives in low-income and respectively high-income countries are different, the overall goal is to create an economy, in which – ideally – the minimum amount of waste that is generated becomes raw material for new products again. With this in mind, the workshop seeks to launch discussion and sharing of knowledge to develop technologies, policies, and governance platforms to globally and efficiently manage solid waste and thus enable sustainable development and the transition to a circular economy


    Related Information
    Workshop Website
    flickr-album with photos from the workshop

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    UNU-MERIT
    Boschstraat 24
    6211 AX Maastricht
    The Netherlands