Presentation and objectives
The current linear economic model, which consists of “extract, make, throw away” is based on having large amounts of energy and cheap and easily accessible resources. But this model is not sustainable because it wastes resources, pollutes and is reaching the limit of its physical capacity.
Today, society faces important challenges: scarcity of resources; biodiversity loss; climate change; increasing pollution and waste generation; etc. And the situation only seems to get worse because: on the one hand, we want to maintain and improve advanced economies; and, on the other, it is necessary to offer opportunities for improvement for a growing world population.
The current model of our economy does not seem capable of providing a solution.
To move towards a more regenerative economy, towards the Circular Economy, we need to: adopt life cycle thinking and produce and consume in a different way. The Circular Economy is presented as an attractive and viable alternative, which very important companies have already begun to explore.
In this course we will see how, through the Circular Economy, companies can create value through the reuse and recycling of products; and entrepreneurs and designers can come up with smart solutions to help the principles of the Circular Economy be applied.
The recommended entry profile is Environmental managers, professionals in environmental education and local development, as well as people interested in the management of household waste and how this can be approached from the institutional, labor and educational sphere. Personnel from industries, small and medium-sized companies and graduates in related subjects (economics, environment, law).
- Module 1. Circular economy: principles, foundations and economic context (7 ECTS).
- Module 2. Strategies and management of circular companies (14 ECTS).
- Module 3. Applied circular economy (4 ECTS).
- Final Specialization Project (5 ECTS).
About the School
La Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) es singular. Nace en 1994, como una de las dos únicas universidades especializadas en postgrado del sistema público de España. Nuestra misión es comple ... Read More