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SEM Perpetual Online Conference - Session 7: SEM and and resource inequality
The call for a decent life for all within planetary limits poses a dual challenge: Provide all people with the essential resources needed to live well and, collectively, to not exceed the source and sink capacity of the biosphere to sustain human societies. For socio-economic metabolism research, this means that beyond national averages of resource use, aspects of resource distribution must also be focused on. Resource use and associated greenhouse gas emissions are very unequally distributed across the population. Inequality often follows other existing dimensions of socioeconomic inequality (e.g., income, gender, race, disability), among others. This session addresses the challenges for population-stratified resource accounting and the resulting increasing demands on SEM research for interdisciplinarity with the political and social sciences.
- Diana Ivanova, Sustainability Research Institute at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds,
Energy, carbon and inequality
- Joe F. Bozeman III, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC),
Social Densification Phenomena and Food-Energy-Water Equity in the United States
- Ingram Jaccard, Social Metabolism and Impacts, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research (PIK),
Achieving Paris and minimum standards of well-being in Europe requires less inequality
SEM Perpetual Online Conference - Session 2: Spatially explicit SEM research
Chair: Stefan Giljum / WU Vienna, Austria
Dan Moran / NTNU Trondheim, Norway: “From satellite to supply chains: connecting earth observation data to supply chain models”.
Victor Maus / WU Vienna, Austria: “Using earth observation data to map economic activities: the example of the global mining sector”.
Jing Guo / Nagoya University, Japan: “Urban development and sustainability challenges: 4d-GIS assessments of material flows and stocks of buildings in China”.
Neus Escobar / University of Bonn, Germany: “Mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil's soy exports with spatially explicit footprint approaches”.Watch video
SEM Perpetual Online Conference - Session 1: SEM and COVID-19
Session 1 – July: SEM and Covid-19
Benjamin Sprecher, Leiden University “The impact of COVID-19 on the resource extraction sector: short term and structural effects”
Vered Blass, Tel Aviv University “Consumption and recycling behavior before and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic: insights from Israeli survey and implications for future IE research”
Dominik Wiedenhofer and Helmut Haberl, Institute of Social Ecology “Lessons for crisis recovery from a systematic review of the evidence on decoupling”Watch video