New Blog on The Circular Economy and The Puzzle of Formalization

MIOIR Researcher Dr Ronnie Ramlogan and Honorary Senior Research Fellow Paul Dewick have published a new blog based on reflections on circular practices in the biodiverse Amazon.

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As part of a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) at the Academy of Management in August 2022 on the theme of the Puzzle of the Informal Economy and the Circular Economy, they considered the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of circular practices in the Amazon rainforest. In many ways this was a rather extreme (i.e. outside of the norm) context, even within the Global South. The Amazon region has high poverty rates, lacks telecommunication and basic infrastructure (energy, water, sanitation, communication), adequate land property rights are largely absent, and most of its (largely indigenous) population work in the informal economy. It is also one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The PDW allowed a diverse group of academics from different disciplinary perspectives, to identify and discuss what issues stand out if we are to scale up Circular Economy practices in the region.

You can read the full blog on our website.