Online seminar on Rebound effects of renewable energies and circular economy

Socio-Economic Metabolism

How can rebound effects of sustainable development strategies be measured and mitigated?

Learn more about the emerging research community on this topic in an online seminar, organised by Dr. Johan Vélez from Industrial Ecology Freiburg.

Time: 12-14 (CET), Thursday, February 9, 2023


Meeting-ID: 427 118 6901

Kenncode: ?!IndeCol#

The session will not be recorded.



Johan Velez

Title: Rebound effects of renewable energy technologies. A case study of Colombia.

Johan Velez is post-doc in the group of industrial ecology of the university of Freiburg. His research focus is in assessing a broad array of policy options, lifestyle changes, and technology, at city, regional, national, and global levels, for a sustainable circular economy. One of his main interest is understanding the effects that circular economy strategies may have on the entire economy (rebound effects).


Vivian Tunn

Title: Careless product use in access-based services: A rebound effect and how to address it

Vivian Tunn is an Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. In her research she investigates the intersection of the circular economy and consumption. She is especially interested in understanding when the interaction of consumers with circular business models leads to improved environmental sustainability or rebound effects.


Tamar Makov

Title: Rebound effects and Food Loss and Waste (FLW) interventions

Tamar Makov is head of the BGU Circular Economy lab and a Senior Lecturer (Associate professor equivalent) with joint affiliations at the Faculty of Management and the School of Sustainability and Climate Change at Ben Gurion University (Israel). She combines big data analysis with behavioral experiments and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to answer open questions regarding digitalization, sustainable food systems, and alternative consumption models. One of her main research areas is circular economy rebound.


David Font Vivanco

Title: Circular economy rebound: from concept to market. How to engage the business sector in the rebound conversation.

David Font Vivanco, Ph.D., Eco Intelligent Growth. David is a Life Cycle Sustainability Manager at Eco Intelligent Growth. A main focus of his research is the so-called environmental rebound effect, where traditional framings are combined with those from industrial ecology and life cycle assessment. David received a Ph.D. from Leiden University after completing a thesis on rebound effects from transport eco-innovation.


Daniela Pigosso.

Title: Towards the design of REBOUNDLESS solutions. 

Daniela Pigosso is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Principal Investigator of the REBOUNDLESS project, supported by the European Research Council (ERC). Daniela focuses on the development of science-based knowledge for solving the current sustainability challenges faced by humanity within the fields of Sustainable Design, Product/Service-Systems, Circular Economy, and Rebound Effects. Her research and innovation activities are carried out in close collaboration with industry, governmental organisations, and research institutes mostly in Europe, North America and South America. Daniela is a member of the Advisory Board at the Design Society and a Board member of the Biomimicry Institute.