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UNAIR holds symposium on strengthening circular economy policies

Vice Rector for Research, Innovation, and Community Development and Chairperson of the 3rd Green Symposium, Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (Photo: PKIP UNAIR)
Vice Rector for Research, Innovation, and Community Development and Chairperson of the 3rd Green Symposium, Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (Photo: PKIP UNAIR)

UNAIR NEWSUniversitas Airlangga (UNAIR) collaborates with its national and international partners to hold the 3rd Green Symposium: “Strengthening the Circular Economy through Sustainable Green Chemistry.” The symposium was held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23-24, 2024, at Amerta Room 4th Floor, Management Office, MERR-C Campus, UNAIR.

The Vice Rector for Research, Innovation, and Community Development as well as the Chairperson of the 3rd Green Symposium, Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, presided the event.

Prof. Nyoman explained that UNAIR has established partnerships with various partners to strengthen the circular economy.

“UNAIR has been collaborating with various partners, both national and international, to contribute to discussions on the circular economy,” said Prof. Nyoman.

Prof. Nyoman continued, stating that UNAIR’s achievements are evident, as it is ranked second nationally in sustainable development goals according to THE Impact Ranking 2023.

Prof. Nyoman outlined that the 3rd Green Symposium invited various speakers and panelists from UNAIR’s partners, both domestic and international. The speakers included the Director of the Environment at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Prof. Dr. Kazuo Sakka from Mie University Japan, Dr. Verawat Champreda from BIOTEC Thailand, Prof. Rosli Md Ilias PhD from University Teknologi Malaya, and Dr. Andi Hamim Zaidan from UNAIR.

“The Third Green Symposium has invited various speakers and panelists to discuss the circular economy through green chemistry issues to address climate and environmental issues,” stated Prof. Nyoman.

Prof. Nyoman mentioned that the symposium also marked a new milestone for Indonesia, particularly in implementing the circular economy.

On the occasion, Prof. Nyoman, the Director of Environment at Bappenas, Priyanto Rohmatullah, also delivered his remarks. Priyanto explained that global security levels have been declining in recent years due to three main issues. “There are three main problems causing the continued decline in global security: climate change, pollution, and loss of biodiversity,” explained Priyanto.

Priyanto continued, stating that to address these issues, the circular economy is a solution that must be supported by all parties. Governments, universities, and communities must all contribute to making the circular economy a solution to economic and environmental issues in Indonesia.

“The universities, governments, and society can all play their roles in supporting the development of the circular economy. We eagerly await future cooperation with partners to implement this policy in Indonesia,” he said.

Author: M Rizal Abdul Aziz

Editor: Yulia Rohmawati