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The Chair is committed to research and training in a year conditioned by COVID-19

2020-11-06T11:54:39+01:0011/06/2020|Sense categoria|

The director of the Chair for the Transformation of the Economic Model, Francesc Hernández, has shown his "satisfaction with everything that has been achieved in recent months, despite the situation of Covid-19." Hernández has expressed this way at the meeting that has served as the closing of the last year of the Network of Chairs of Economic Model, among the different directors of the other Valencian universities in this project promoted by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Model. A session in "on-line" format, which was opened by Minister Vicent Soler. Among the main milestones reached by the Chair, Francesc Hernández [...]

The cost of inaction, a boost for the advance of the circular economy

2020-09-26T09:01:05+02:0009/26/2020|Sense categoria|

"What we have done in a new way is to develop a concept known as the 'cost of not acting'. If in the end a circular economy project is not executed - despite its viability - it will be clear that it is not a neutral decision. In other words, it will have very negative consequences for society. Furthermore, these costs will be quantified. In the end it is an awareness mechanism for the promotion of circular economy projects". These are the words of Professor Francisco Hernández, director of the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of [...]

The ‘Guardian’ project, a good example of circular economy in Valencia


'La Vallesa forest', in the Turia Natural Park, is the epicenter of the ambitious European project 'Guardian', with the aim of increasing its resilience to fire through the use of reclaimed water. The initiative has a grant from the European Union and is led by the Riba-roja and Paterna city councils, as well as Hidraqua, Medi XXI, Cetaqua, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universitat de València (UV). Leading the challenge is Professor Francesc Hernández, director of the UV Economic Model Transformation Chair and the Water Economics Group at the University. According to Hernández, “our responsibility in the project [...]

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