International Industrial Ecology Day 2021

Securing material base for carbon neutrality

Time slot: Jun 20, 2021 — 23:30-01:00 (UTC Change)
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The world is embracing continuing carbon-neutrality pledges from the EU, China, Japan, and other nations. Such grand transition requires unprecedented technology and socioeconomic shift, which will result in and would be constrained by the surge of capital protection of media, historic planetary differences, acceptability of account of infrastructure, and several corresponding resource, environmental, economic, and policy challenges. Here, this session calls for abstracts related to framework construction, model development, and case studies on sustainable material use to support the national and global carbon-neutral transition. The presentation will refer both to framework development and evaluative applications.

Session program:

  • Minute 0-5: Welcome by session chair and introduction to topic
  • Minute 6-25: “The uncertain future of U.S. lithium needs”, by Alessio Miatto, Yale University, USA.
  • Minute 26-45: “Mining critical minerals for the energy transition – why the local context matters” by Dr Eleonore Lebre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland Australia.
  • Minute 46-65: “Is It Feasible to Establish Recycling Capability for Lithium-ion Battery in Australia?” by Dr Wen Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Minute 66-85: “Global plastic production and use in a carbon-constrained world” by Takuma WATARI, Material Cycles Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.
  • Minute 86-90: Final remarks and closing.

Organizers and session chairs: Profs. Peng Wang and Wei-qiang Chen (Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)


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The uncertain future of U.S. lithium needs l
Global plastic production and use in a carbon-constrained world

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