The publication has a chapter titled “Multidimensional indicators of the Municipal Policy of Integrated Management of urban solid waste of Brazilian capitals: a panorama from 2008 to 2014” and result of the activities of the group. Congratulations to the authors Christian Luiz da Silva, Gabriel Massao Fugii, Alain Hernandez Santoyo, Izabel Biernaski and Ana Paula Myszczuk.
Between the 16th and 18th of February 2017, Prof. Christian Luiz da Silva, leader of our research group, participated at the 2. Meeting of Professional Masters of Medicine of Capes III at the Federal University of Amazonas. The theme of the meeting was the “Social, Political and Economic Impact of Surgery”.
At the beginning of February (Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th) several of the members of our group will defend their master’s theses. Check below for more details on the issues of those public defenses:
Environmental licensing and the diffusion of conflicts: a multicase study of hydroelectric power projects in the state of Paraná
Developed by researchers at the Curitiba Campus of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), the Lixo Zero Cities project is evaluating whether Brazilian capital meets the requirements of the National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS), instituted in 2010. One of the objectives is to combine research and outreach to produce 27 reports – one for each state capital – that present the situation of integrated urban solid waste management of these municipalities, from more than 30 indicators created by the researchers.
The first report, referring to Curitiba, was already completed and released in June 2016. The group is currently finalizing the Porto Alegre report. The next capitals to be evaluated will be São Paulo, Salvador and Belo Horizonte …
Last Friday (Nov. 4th) a discussion on Circular Economy was held in the PPGTE seminar. The conversation with students of the Post-Graduate Program in Technology and Society was part of the events of Zero Waste Week 2016.
In the second part of the seminar the Finnish visiting researcher, Julius Krötzl, presented the study “The opportunities of a circular economy for Finland” by The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA) and the consultancy McKinsey. The students engaged in dabates with the two speakers about the challenges in the study of impacts on the consumer side, but also about the implications on a broader scale in the formulation of public policies.
Julius sums up his experience like this:
“For me it was interesting to learn a lot about Circular Economy and it’s implications in Finland in particular, as I hadn’t had a lot of experience in this area before. For further research it would be also interesting to compare the possibilities of Circular Economy between Finland and Brazil.”