The World Summit on Circular Economy, a meeting to promote a paradigm of responsible production with the use of resources
Going from an economy of extraction, production, consumption and waste, to an efficient and responsible one with the use of resources: that is the paradigm shift proposed by the Circular Economy , which today and tomorrow will have its World Summit in the city of Córdoba .
The event to be held at the Córdoba Fairgrounds will also be broadcast online. It will feature the presence of prominent speakers, activists and analysts in the field, which constitutes an opportunity for the convergence of different scientific and technical sectors, political decision makers, businessmen and civil society organizations.
The education panel of the 2021 edition of the Circular Economy Summit (Credit: Municipalidad de Córdoba) (www.daniel-kraus.com/)
Within the framework of the Summit, the 2022 Circular Economy Fair, the Circular Ideathon and Circular Experiences, the Design Biennial and a space for Environmental Education will also take place.
The purpose of this initiative of the Municipality of Córdoba is to promote change to promote the sustainable economy of the region. The Cordovan mayor, Martín Llaryora, said that he entered the world of the circular economy through the entrepreneurs who marked a path in Córdoba and throughout Latin America. “The city of Córdoba takes priority in the development and environmental sustainability agenda, because we believe that there is a production and development model that is compatible with the defense of the environment.” And he added that “the cities that aspire to be circular are the focal points of this new economy, developmental, regenerative, inclusive and with the human being at the center.”
In the first World Summit on the Circular Economy in 2021, 41 countries from 5 continents participated and had more than 3 million views on social media. “The objective of this event is to share innovative ideas and experiences in order to generate and articulate new business models that favor sustainable development, increasing competitiveness and improving the quality of life of all citizens”, said Enzo Cravero, president of BioCórdoba.
Peter Heck, CEO of IfaS (Institute for Applied Material Flow Management), a top research organization of the Trier University of Applied Sciences, located at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld (ECB) in Germany; Gunter Pauli, entrepreneur dedicated to the transformation of business models and a world leader in the circular economy; Evelyn Lenke, former German politician and founder of the company Thinking Circular. There will also be Nicholas Richard Hurd, a British politician who served as Minister of London from 2018 to 2019, and Juan Verde, an international strategist with vast experience, both in the public and private sectors.
Within the framework of the Summit, the Ibero-American Network of Governments and Circular Cities will be present both days with a stand, and with the Circular Experiences the success stories of companies, entrepreneurs, cooperatives and NGOs will be made visible.
There will also be an environmental educational space with interactive games and activities whose objective is to introduce the general public and sixth grade students from municipal schools to the concepts around the circular economy.
Together with EPEC (Cordoba Provincial Energy Company), a Symposium on Electric and Sustainable Mobility will be held. There will be a lecture on the advances in electric mobility at a local and international level and its implication in the design of environmental policies.
Among these initiatives, the Design Biennial will be held in October, organized jointly with the Economic Development Agency of the City of Córdoba (ADEC).