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Socio-metabolic research and public policy: workshop findings

29 Nov 2022
How can industrial ecology become more policy-relevant? About 30 industrial ecologists explored this question in a workshop at the ISIE-SEM 2022 conference in Vienna. During the workshop, which was organized by Stijn van Ewijk, Philip Nuss, and Alessio Miatto, the participants discussed how...
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Thanks for a great ISIE-SEM 2022!

Transforming socio-economic metabolism in times of multiple crises 19-21 September 2022, Vienna, Austria The ISIE-SEM conference 2022 that took place from 19-12 September 2022 in Vienna was a great success. More than 180 colleagues from the world-wide SEM community and from related research...
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Life-Cycle Information for Banks and Investors

26 Oct 2022
Never before have climate risks been so starkly visible. This Ocotober, the worst floods in a decade killed 600 in Nigeria. In September, Hurricane Ian devastated swaths of Florida, causing 100s of billions USD in damage. In August, one third of Pakistan was flooded and 33 million people had to flee...
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Sustainability and Transitions Research: Taking the High Road

In a recent opinion paper, [1] Julian Kirchherr complains about that “up to 50% of the articles that are now being published in many interdisciplinary sustainability and transitions journals may be categorized as “scholarly bullshit”. These articles, Julian states, “typically...
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Green growth now !

05 Apr 2022
by Edgar Hertwich, Ranran Wang, Valentina Assenova.   Summary: Concerned about GHG emission reductions slowing economic growth, China and India weakened the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact. Our research suggests decarbonization and growth are independent processes. Delaying one to achieve the...
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Is e-waste a threat or an opportunity for small-island economies to transition to a circular economy?

Elham Mohammadi (ISIE profile) Electronic waste is considered a global ecological issue as well as a valuable source of materials by an immense body of research. Various concerns have been raised about e-waste, including air, water, and soil pollutions, geopolitical supply risk of metals, planned...
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The evolution of consumer electronic waste in the United States

03 Nov 2021
Shahana Althaf and Callie Babbitt   Today we live in a technology-dependent world, where new electronics are constantly flooding the market and consumers are tempted to upgrade their working gadgets with newer and shinier models. As a result, news articles and academic studies have warned of...
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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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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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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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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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