The Paris Statement on Learning for an Inclusive Green Economy

As part of post COP21, a series of initiatives are launched to explore collaboration in different areas and at different level of actions. The “THE PARIS SUMMARY STATEMENT ON LEARNING FOR AN INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY” is an initiative aimed to provide a set of guiding principles to support learning strategies and delivery mechanism as a reference framework for decision makers, learning institutions and professionals to refer to and apply in their work, covering multiple areas regarding de definition, design and implementation of action in Inclusive Green Economy Learning.

I was invited to take part in the launching event of this initiative and facilitate the participation of Climate KIC in this big network of institutions that support  the debate on the need of Inclusive Green Economy and Learning toward creation of bridges in the research-policy-practice continuum. The initiative promotes interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-level approaches to empower individuals, communities and societies toward achievement of the regional and national strategies related to low-carbon economy.

The Pioneers into Practice experience for professionals in Climate Change

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The Pioneers into Practice (PIP) programme  seeks to offer a platform for policy makers and practitioners engaged in studying, designing and promoting day-to-day professional practices in business, government and research. Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This community of European partners from the private, public and academic sectors, engages a broad spectrum of activities to offer new solutions for the realms of innovation, entrepreneurship and training.

I joined PIP in 2010 when it was just a pilot initiative and I discovered as a Pionner new forms of interaction between professional involved in environmental innovation. I became a Regional mentor in 2012 and since that moment I have applied different methodologies to foster group’s dynamics on exploring business and research ideas within a participatory environment. In 2014 as the Coordinator of regional coaches in Valencia, I have the challenge of designing activities, developing materials and guiding a team of professional coaches to encourage pioneers on thinking “out of the box” and applying Transition approach through an intensive and interactive process of professional upgrade.

PIP group 2012
PiP group 2012

PIP group 2013
PiP group 2013

PIP group 2014
PiP group 2014

The key element of the programme is upgrading multidisciplinary professional skills by opportunities and broadening the professional and institutional networks and among different knowledge fields and geographies. Participants explore visions of new low carbon scenarios and opportunities to innovate on diferent knowledge areas sush as transport, buildings, energy networks, water management but they also integrate professional capacities on organizational, technological, natural science, economics and many other fields.

 

The video bellow collects different perspective on the experience of Pioneers into Practice programme. This year we are organizing several activities to enhance the climate change community.

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Green economy and Eco-innovation

 Master in Business Strategy and Marketing. Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha

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The seminar-workshop  was aimed to introduce alternative but applied approaches for green business based in ecological economics theory. The seminar are oriented to foster the participants to link general concept as innovation, management and environment into a multi actor context while interacting through problem solving exercises which facilitates the debate and the elaboration of a more integrated idea by developing a business project idea.

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Corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility

Master in Management of Science and Innovation – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

Strategies and actions of companies and organizations to the environmental and social problems. The responsible company and sustainable operation. Business ethics and corporate reputation. Corporate Social Responsibility in the strategic management of companies and other organizations. Management of Social Responsibility Corporate and sustainability and its relation to environmental innovation and social innovation, eco-efficiency and eco-design. Eco-innovation, consumption patterns and environmental policies. Determinants of sustainable consumption patterns and behavior.

 

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Contents (in Spanish)

Master in Management of Science and Innovation

Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management ǀ INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

 

 

Quality of life, social innovation and living lab methodologies

Fostering quality of life through social innovation: a living lab methodology study case

Mónica E. Edwards-Schachter, Cristian Matti, Enrique Alcántara

Review of Policy Research

Participative processes and citizens’ empowerment are considered crucial aspects of social innovation (SI), involving collaborative activities between the private, public, and third sectors. This article discusses the principal trends in the literature on the concept of SI, its aims and differential characteristics related to the identification of people’s needs, citizen participation processes, and improved quality of life. We present an exploratory case study of SI focusing on the gap between elderly people’s needs and the generation of business opportunities, using a living lab (LL) methodology for collaborative placed-based innovation. Our results suggest that LLs are a useful instrument to detect community needs and improve local development and support and integrate technological and social innovations in policies and local governance processes

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1541-1338.2012.00588.x/abstract

 

Diversity, complexity and resiliency for sustainable transport systems

Diversidad, complejidad y transporte sustentable. ¿Qué factores e interacciones determinan un sistema resiliente?

XV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 March – 3 de April 2009

This paper was based in one essay from my Msc in SPRU. I got fascinated with the definition of diversity explained by Andy Stirling and I tried to reframe my old ideas on transport system from a new socio technical point of view. It was my first paper in an international conference but also my first time explaining European approaches back In Argentina. Just small ideas and big experiences.

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Full paper (Spanish)

Enabling public-private cooperation for innovation in green construction

In recent decades an international building system has emerged through the central cities in both industrialized and developing countries. This system includes materials and components that overlap and work simultaneously with regional and local practices. The interaction between innovations developed at different international and local perspectives on building systems could explain how a variety of sustainable construction techniques have emerged in different locations.

CW 3_picIn that sense, this scientific meeting aimed to bring together companies and researchers from diverse backgrounds working on the problem of the introduction of more sustainable construction methods from different disciplinary perspectives. Through discussion and exchange of ideas is expected to facilitate bridges to future research collaboration as well as enable a diverse set of participants on the seach of  opportunities for funding projects at local, national and European level.

Link to conference program:

http://www.ingenio.upv.es/en/seminar-about-sustainable-construction-and-innovation#.UozkhY0hf9h

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