- Public policy
The project examines the CE vision, governance and practices at a municipal level.
It focuses on three key CE sectors: food, energy (including transportation) and waste (Keblowski et al 2020). Two key research issues are raised:
- How do stakeholders understand CE as a concept and what is their understanding of CE practices and assessment in a city and region like Saint-Hyacinthe?
- How is CE governed and practiced by different political and social stakeholders?
The questions will be explored from the perspectives of the concepts of the socio-technological vision and the governance of the socioecological transition.
Affiliated research axes
Axis 1: Change and Transition Management1.1 – Establish a reference framework for the circular economy
1.2 – Conceptualize the intended transition to a circular Québec 2026–2050
1.3 – Identify means to mobilize all societal stakeholders for the circular economy
1.4 – Identify and develop the roles of education and research to support the circular economy
Axis 2: Planning Optimization2.3 – Establish and maintain local, national and international circularity inventories
Axis 3: Resource and Product Maximization3.1 – Map the knowledge and potential of product circularization
Axis 4: Policy levers4.1 – Monitor new knowledge, create an inventory and carry out priority-setting exercises for levers and strategies
4.2 – Foster effective circular economy governance
4.3 – Ensure the consistency and relevance of levers