20th February 2024
The Climate Leadership Program X on Circular Economy is a specialized course designed to educate and empower 40 young leaders from Kerala. It is a fully funded program for individuals aged 18 to 35 that aims to provide a foundational understanding of circular economy principles and intend to take action for environmental issues associated to resource consumption.
What is Circular Economy?
A circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. This regenerative approach contrasts with the traditional linear economy, which has a 'take, make, dispose' model of production. As India's resource consumption grows, adopting a circular economy is crucial for sustainable development. It offers a way to increase resource efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and foster innovation and economic growth within the country.
Why we need youth to lead Circular Economy Revolution?
It's essential for youth across various domains to understand the circular economy due to its role in fostering sustainable growth. As the next generation of leaders, they will face the challenge of balancing economic development with environmental stewardship. Knowledge of circular economy principles equips them to innovate in ways that extend product lifecycles, minimize waste, and transform byproducts into valuable resources, ensuring a healthier environment. This understanding is critical in India, where rapid growth and resource demands must be met with sustainable solutions to preserve the country's ecological and economic future.