SAVE THE DATE: ISIE 2023 CONFERENCE “Transitions in a world in turmoil", 2-5 July 2023, Leiden

The 11th biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 2 to 5 July 2023.

Conference theme: Transitions in a world in turmoil

The conference theme is “Transitions in a world in turmoil”. The way we use energy and resources in our present system is not sustainable. Major changes are necessary in our energy system to make it climate-neutral. Our use of land, water and material resources needs to change dramatically to become sustainable. To avoid further deterioration of nature and our environment and resource supply constraints we must move toward a circular economy, while at the same time ensuring equitable transitions. The COVID-19 crisis and the Russian invasion in Ukraine have highlighted the vulnerability of global supply chains and hint at a new geopolitical reality in which increased globalization is not a given.  In this conference we aim to explore transitions themselves and their consequences based on proper IE practices: How might sustainable use of energy and resources look like in a new geopolitical reality? How can it be studied and explored? And how could it be achieved?


Contributions / abstracts

We will invite contributions on all aspects of these transitions: society’s use of resources and energy, technology and consumption-oriented solutions, organizational and business-related aspects, changes in our economic system, and policy and governance. A preliminary call for abstracts will be send out in November 2022 and the final call will be sent out in January 2023.


Back-to-back with ERSCP

The ISIE 2023 will be organized back-to-back with to the 21st European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) ) that will take place from 6-8 July 2023 in Wageningen, Netherlands



Although we are aware that Covid-19 is still here we aim to organize a live conference in July 2023.  Keep an eye on the conference website


In whatever form, we will make this a memorable conference and we are looking forward to a lively discussion on matters of great importance.


On behalf of the organizing team


René Kleijn (Conference Chair)

Ester van der Voet

Tomer Fishman