Visita do Professor Roland Clift ao CIE

26 abril, 2022≈ 3 mins de leitura

O Professor Roland Clift é Emeritus Professor (Centre for Environment and Sustainability) da University of Surrey (Reino Unido). Na última década, tem sido Professor Visitante do CIE e da Iniciativa Energia para a Sustentabilidade da Universidade de Coimbra. Neste contexto tem visitado a UC em diversas ocasiões e colaborado com os investigadores do CIE.

No dia 27 de abril, o Professor Roland Clift irá proferir a palestra "Dynamics of Stocks and Flows in a Regenerative Economy" no âmbito do evento de Economia Circular nas empresas e na investigação científica organizado pelo CIE.

Resumo da palestra:

This seminar will present a “trailer” for material in a book – “Living well on a Finite Planet: a systems approach to sustainability, society and economy” - by Roland Clift, George Martin and Simon Mair, to be published by Springer in 2023. The book will develop an approach to socio-economic restructuring that looks beyond the Circular Economy to envisage a repurposed economy addressing the three components of sustainability: economy, environment, and society. Rather than the usual concern with flows, the economic model starts from demand for the services provided by the stock of products and materials in use and works out from there, through analysis of remanufacturing and recycling, to the associated material flows. An earlier analysis, developed with Walter Stahel, has been extended to stocks that change over time, to generate simple metrics accounting for the effect of stock growth on material demand allowing for product life. This provides a framework to assess the development of “closed loop” systems and reveals why setting targets in terms of “circularity” can have perverse consequences.

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