This elective course is part of the minor Sustainability and Economics
In addition to students taking the minor, this course is also accessible for other UvA students.
During this course we will observe the linear economy and the current state of it. We will try to identify the externalities of this economy that have influences on the world around us. After looking at the status quo, we will study transition theory and will try to tackle some of the problems that currently exist in our economic system. The circular economy is one of the solutions that were presented to solve the problems in the linear economy. We will study this solution, its benefits and its flaws in detail. We will also study other proposed solutions (such as doughnut economics and the bio-based economy) and will identify the differences between them. After that we will look at the changes that both governments and companies will need to make in order to make the shift towards a circular economy.
Maximum of 50 participants.
|Language of instruction||English|