How will a sustainable circular economy look like?
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
Macroeconomics and physical consistency
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&n
The need for broadening mitigation strategies
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. ______________________________________________________________________________
Reducing material use could cut emissions from cars and homes by at least a third
This article was published in CarbonBrief by the CIRCOMOD consortium experts Professor Edgar Hertwich, international chair in industrial ecology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Professor Stefan Pauliuk, a professor for sustainable energy and material flow management at the University of Freiburg. ____________________________________________