Jiang M.,*  Wang R., Wood R., Rasul K., Zhu B., Hertwich E., 2023 Material and Carbon Footprints of Machinery Capital, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2023, :November 21, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c06180  Abstract Machinery and equipment, integral as technology-specific capital goods, play a dual role in climate change: it acts as both a mitigator and an

A. Veléz-Henao and S. Pauliuk, “Material Requirements of Decent Living Standards,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 2023, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.3c03957 Abstract Decent living standards (DLS) provide a framework to estimate a practical threshold for the energy, GHG, and material consumption required to alleviate poverty. Currently, most research has focused on estimating th

­  Marianne Zanon-Zotin, Clarissa Bergman-Fonte, Taísa Nogueira Morais, Pedro Luiz Barbosa Maia, Lucas Carvalho, Gerd Angelkorte, Ana Carolina Oliveira Fiorini, Pedro Rua Rodriguez Rochedo, Joana Portugal-Pereira, Alexandre Szklo, Roberto Schaeffer, Unpacking bio-based alternatives to ethylene production in Brazil, Europe, and the United States: A comparat

Sahin Akin, Chibuikem Chrysogonus Nwagwu, Niko Heeren, Edgar Hertwich, Archetype-based energy and material use estimation for the residential buildings in Arab Gulf countries, Energy and Buildings, Volume 298, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113537. Abstract Residential buildings account for a significant portion of global energy and material use, particu

The Sixteenth IAMC Annual Meeting took place from November 14-16, 2023, in Venice, Italy. Organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), a key partner of CICOMOD, the event brought together a diverse group of participants from renowned institutions, showcasing the collaborative efforts within the integrated assessment modeling community. CIRCOMOD

The industrial ecology data commons (iedc) is a prototype for an industrial ecology community database. It currently contains about 200 IE-related datasets with more than 3 million data points from the literature, including stocks, flows, process descriptions, IO tables, material composition of products, and many more. It has been online since 2018, and is continuousl

We know that a ‘greening’ of current economic practices will not suffice to achieve global sustainability targets, such as limiting global warming to well below 2°C and eradicate poverty. A growing body of literature shows that we need to transform not only our energy system and decarbonise industry, but have to rethink our entire economic […]

By Dr Johan Velez and Professor Stefan Pauliuk, Industrial Ecology group, University of Freiburg   Alongside climate change, eradicating poverty and increasing access to basic needs are some of the biggest challenges in our actual society. However, how can we provide a decent living for all while minimizing material depletion? A recent study by Vélez-Henao and Pa

The CIRCOMOD project’s trajectory is marked by a critical juncture of discovery, yielding vital deliverables that illuminate the path to a circular economy (CE). As the project gains momentum, let’s uncover the essence of our CE policy reviews, knowledge gap analysis, and a comprehensive assessment of circular economy measures (Deliverable 1.1). At the pro