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Community Solar Prioritization Tool

25 Feb 2021
My Center - the California Center for Sustainable Communities, https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ccsc/ -- has just recently launched a new tool. The solar opportunity map is a web tool built to assist community-based organizations to find the best places for community solar or resiliency centers...
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Mapping urban material flows with freight data

09 Jul 2020
This blog post is part of a series on the 2019 Graedel Prize Winners. Read the other blog post here: An indicator framework for monitoring progress towards a circular economy. Click here to view the original paper. From the parcel containing your latest online purchase to the concrete and...
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An indicator framework for monitoring progress towards a circular economy

09 Jul 2020
This blog post is part of a series on the 2019 Graedel Prize Winners. Read the other blog post here: Mapping urban material flows with freight data. From left to right: Fridolin Krausmann, Andreas Mayer, Dominik Wiedenhofer, Willi Haas (not shown: co-Authors Philip Nuss and Gian Andrea...
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The COVID-19 Response: The challenges and promise for input-output modeling and related disciplines

Nations around the world are taking unprecedented measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The measures include shutting down large sectors of the economy leaving only ‘essential’ services like medical care and food supply operating, requiring or requesting that...
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Call for joint research about the environmental consequences of the COVID-19 effect

26 Mar 2020
I hope you are all in good health. I'm writing this post to suggest that we joint forces on collaborative research across nations related to the consequences of the COVID-19 spread on daily behavior and its potential environmental impact. The sudden “Corona Revolution” created an...
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Let’s forget about “the” circular economy indicator

Have you been thinking of ”circular economy” indicators lately? A lot of us have, and we think the industrial ecology community has an important role to play in this debate. Today, the suggestions for monitoring a circular economy are scattered and the objectives go apart. Given the...
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13th ISIE SEM Conference stats and group picture

Last week we had our 13th conference of the socio-economic metabolism section of the ISIE, from 13-15 May in Harnack Haus, Berlin. We were a little bit late - the conference was originally planned for 2018 - but I hope it was worth the wait for most. It definitely was for me! Thanks to a great team...
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Research infrastructure needs for industrial ecology - Some reflections to spur a discussion during this year’s conference season.

 The future of industrial ecology research will be more collaborative. Tackling pressing research questions with high quality science will require more work and knowledge than what the typical PhD candidate-postdoc-supervisor constellation can encompass, and deep collaboration in large...
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Choice of Allocations and Constructs for Attributional or Consequential Life Cycle Assessment and Input‐Output Analysis - 2017 Graedel Prize Blog Post Series

11 Dec 2018
This blog post is part of a series on the 2017 Graedel Prize Winners. Read the other blog post here: Circular Economy Rebound.. Back to the basics The question "What are the life-cycle impacts of product x?" is problematic. It does convey the ambition to take into account both direct and...
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Circular Economy Rebound - 2017 Graedel Prize Blog Post Series

11 Dec 2018
This blog post is part of a series on the 2017 Graedel Prize Winners. Read the other blog post here: Choice of Allocations and Constructs for Attributional or Consequential Life Cycle Assessment and Input‐Output Analysis.. Questioning conventional thinking is never easy. In the case of the...
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Award Ceremony honors Marina Fischer-Kowalski

12 Sep 2018
On 10 September 2018, the Austrian Fund for Science (FWF) hosted a symposium on Social Ecology at the BEOPEN science festival in front of the Museum for Natural History in Vienna. At the event, Marina Fischer-Kowalski was presented with the ISIE Society Prize, a prestigious award with which the...
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Graedel Prize papers building bridges

13 Jul 2017
The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) awards two annual prizes for best papers. One prize is for a junior author and one for a senior author. The goal of the prizes is to recognize and promote high quality scholarship in industrial ecology.  A Best Paper Prize Committee has been...
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