Curso Introductorio a la Economía Circular

  • Flyers:
  • Date: Monday August 26, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • Address: Clayton, Ancón
    Clayton, Panamá
  • Parking: Street, Parking Lot/Structure
  • Categories: Education (Workshops and Courses) - Other

Event Description:

“Introductory Course to the Circular Economy”. It will be held from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 August, from 08:00 AM to 04:00 P.M in Classroom 105 of the City of Knowledge. The interest with this academic day is to offer all interested groups an overview of the origin, importance and need for a change of economic vision in the country.


We are running out of materials to be extracted and increasingly difficult to find places to dump the rubble of the industry. (N. Zhexembayeva, 2014. Overfishing Ocean Strategy, powering up innovation for a resource deprived world).

The idea of ​​moving from a linear to a circular economy is not new. In 1966, one of the greatest economists of the 20th century, Kenneth Boulding spoke of circular flows of materials in his work entitled “The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth.”

In the 70’s two architects occupied themselves; John Lyle in California, who encouraged his students to imagine and design a community that was able to survive with their own resources and without generating non-degradable waste; In Switzerland, the architect Walter Stahel on the other hand offered a vision of a closed cycle economy and with its impact on the creation of jobs in competitiveness, in saving resources and in waste prevention.

In Panama, except for slight initiatives, we are still working on the basis of a linear economy, which generates profits and jobs for the country in its position as Logistics and Multimodal Transportation Center but also generates more waste and less capacity to the ecosystems of regenerate over time.

Our country has been growing rapidly and often without clear controls especially in the context of urban developments, shopping centers and mega-infrastructure, therefore, greater demand for resources (water, energy and food) and increased production of organic and inorganic wastes which do not yet have adequate treatment.

For information and registration write to: [email protected] or visit the attached links.

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