The International Ressources and Innovation Center for Sustainable Development
The International Resource and Innovation Centre for Sustainable Development (CIRIDD), an association created in 2005 and recognised as being of general interest, aims to contribute to the emergence of new models of society, more respectful of living beings in their diversity, future generations and the planet. The CIRIDD works for the promotion and change for sustainable development, based on cooperation within organizations, territories and sectors. Innovation and the right to experimentation are spearheads of the CIRIDD. Its activities are carried out on different territorial scales from local to international.
The linear system (extract - extract - manufacture - consume - throw away), on which our economy has been based since the industrial revolution, is running out of steam. The development model generates environmental, social and economic externalities that are mostly harmful. We are resolutely dependent on materials that are becoming scarcer. Our production, consumption and living patterns are not sustainable, they draw on natural resources and have a strong impact on the environment, health and climate.
CIRIDD's actions aim to engage stakeholders in the ownership and implementation of territorially anchored collective change processes based on cooperation models such as circular economy, functionality economy, industrial and territorial ecology, biomimicry, eco-design, product life extension, and innovation through uses.