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

Undoubtedly a pinnacle on the global scientific calendar for the CIRCOMOD team was the ISIE2023 – the 11th biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), which unfolded its intellectual space in Leiden from the 2nd to the 5th of July, 2023. This gathering, which can be dubbed the quintessential convergence of integrated […

Within the dynamic journey of the CIRCOMOD project, the pursuit of objectives is marked by an unceasing spirit of exploration, sharing, and collaborative learning. As a collective of experts, each well-versed in specific methodologies, data, and resources, the project team thrives on routine communication and the orchestration of specialized workshops. An exemplar of

by Professor Stefan Pauliuk, professor for industrial ecology,  the University of Freiburg, Germany.   Sustainability, with its environmental, social, and economic dimension, needs to be made tangible and operational for different actors. One such vehicle to deliver sustainability is the vision of a circular economy (CE), a way of production and co

Towards synergies in two projects On 17-19 April 2023, Venice hosted a big team of circular economy and climate modellers from two sister projects CIRCOMOD and CircEUlar. The meeting was a follow up of a series of online meetings and became the first face to face interaction of the project teams working on the same […]

In this article Etienne Lorang  and Reyer Gerlagh from Tilburg University explain how macroeconomic models, namely the “Computable General Equilibrium” (CGE) model are been deployed to understand better the circular economy possibilities.  While the economy seems sometimes an abstract entity, it requires substantial material processing. Along with economic gro

This blog article has been written by Detlef van Vuuren, the scientific leader of CIRCOMOD, a professor in Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University and a senior researcher at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.   ______________________________________________________________________________