This month on the SEM blog

Socio-Economic Metabolism

This month on the ISIE-SEM blog, Anthony Halog shares his experiences from a fellowship in Japan and we provide advance notice of the 2014 Gordon Research Conference in Industrial Ecology. Tao Lin, Yunjun Yu, Xuemei Bai, Ling Feng and Jin Wang provide details of their recent article in PLoS ONE on GHG emissions accounting for Xiamen City, China. We’d also like to remind you that nominations are now open for two awards which will be presented at the ISIE conference in Ulsan, South Korea in June. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our colleagues’ achievements, but it requires the effort to put forward excellent nomination packages. Get your nominations in by 30 April 2013.

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Heinz Schandl