Amitabh Kant to Launch book on Circular Economy written by an Indian author

Mr Amitabh Kant , CEO, Niti Aayog has happily agreed to release a book on Circular economy on 29th Jan 2021 at 2:30 pm written by Shalini, an environmentalist. The event will happen online on Zoom. Dignitaries from 6 continents, almost 32 countries and 98 cities have registered for the program. Mr Axel Darut, European & International affairs advisor in the Circular Economy, would be taking an interview of the author during the program. This book happens to be the first book on Circular Economy written by an Indian author. 

About the book

The book is a scholarly work on the maturing of Economies — Closed, Open, Linear and now CIRCULAR. The author elaborates on how the new concept of Circular Economy could be a resource multiplier for countries especially for India where recycling rates are one-third to that of the global average. The book advances from the linear to Circular approach divulging how scarce resources could be put to optimum utilization, to restore our planet’s harmony. Author has picked up several sectors, outlining how each could become sustainable through a loop-based approach. Several case-studies, infographics and diagrams make it easier for the reader to delve into the subject. An astute research work, the book is recommended for Circular Economy practitioners, Sustainability heads, industry experts, government bodies, policymakers, academia, research, people from associated sectors, students, bilateral and multilateral organization that are working in sustainability. 

About the author

A post graduate environmentalist Shalini has been actively working in sustainability. She developed a Zero Waste program which helps entities to reduce their Carbon-Footprint. Her ‘Project Zero’ made headlines when it was awarded by the Uttarakhand State govt. An active social worker, she has several awards that add to her laurels. She has been recognized and awarded by Social Founder; London, Global Goodwill Ambassador; the US, ICUNR; India. She is currently chairing the International Council for Circular Economy. An active speaker, she takes up initiatives in promoting educational opportunities, leadership development, entrepreneurship and empowerment of youth and women. Her first book (this) happens to be the first book on ‘Circular Economy’ in India. The book has already garnered enough attention for the author to work on her next book. 

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