• 15.-18.10.


    19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) in Barcelona, Spain

    „Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption“

    Conference presentations by Circulus researchers:

    Circular Economy Strategies for a Resource Efficient Food System: Footprints of German Food Consumption – by Hanna Helander, Anna Petit-Boix and Sina Leipold
    Measuring the circular economy in cities through the SDGs: a preliminary discussion – by Anna Petit-Boix, D. Apul and Sina Leipold

    Further information: here

  • 29.09.-05.10.


    XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil

    „Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development“

    Conference panel „The bioeconomy: Criteria, indicators, circular: A sustainable way forward?“ with Helga Pülzl, Peter Edwards, Stefanie Linser, Tim Payn

    Further information: here

  • 26.-28.06.


    4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) in Montreal, Canada

    The Chair of Soietal Transition and Circular Economy is hosting two panels at the 4th International Conference on Public Policy on 26th to 28th June 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

    Panel 1: *T14P03 – The Politics of Business in Sustainability Transformations*
    The panel asks for empirical studies as well as theoretical contributions in relation to business actors in sustainability governance. The goal of this panel is to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines and geographic locations with a common interest in understanding the perceptions, discourses, agency, and (potential) impacts of businesses in sustainability transformations. „Barriers and Enablers of a Transformation to a Circular Economy“ together with Fred Gale & Joanna Vince

    Panel 2: *T09P05 – Barriers and Enablers of a Transformation to a Circular Economy*
    – in collaboration with Fred Gale & Joanna Vince (both University of Tasmania). The panel invites empirical as well as theoretical contributions in relation to the political and governance struggles over the circular economy as transformation paradigm and the resulting policy-making.

    Please submit your abstract before January 30, 2019. More information
    about the conference is available here:

    We look forward meeting you in Montreal and discussing with you!

  • 19.06.


    UNFCCC side event on “Ensuring Climate Action in Forests is Stable and Resilient”

    This event will discuss why it is important to prioritize the protection and restoration of primary forests for climate change mitigation and adaptation and takes place on the occasion of a SBSTTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice) meeting of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This SBSTTA meeting will include discussion on whether forest climate action will be included in market mechanisms; whether the important role of indigenous people and biodiversity and ecosystem integrity in delivering robust climate outcomes will be considered; and whether actions with perverse outcome for communities, ecosystem integrity and the climate are avoided. Improving the rights of indigenous communities and benefit sharing will play a role as well as debates about wood-based bioenergy production and infrastructure development in forests.

    Date: June 19, 2019 | 11:00 h – 15:00 h
    Venue: ZEF, Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn. Right Conference Room.

    More information: here.

  • 18.-21.06.


    13th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics in Turku, Finland

    Neus Escobar will take part in the 13th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics to be held in Turku (Finland) from 18 to 21 June 2019. She will specifically present their ongoing work on estimating “Induced Land Use Change and emissions from major bioplastics” in the special session on “Advancing a quantitative perspective on sustainability issues related to bioeconomy transitions in the social-ecological system”, in which the project STRIVE is directly involved.

    For more information visit:

  • 11.06.


    Presentation „Transitions to a Circular Economy“ in Darmstadt

    Interdisciplinary Lecture Series „Global Challenges: Circular Economy“, University of Darmstadt, Germany. Sina Leipold presents about „Transitions to a Circular Economy“ on 11 June 2019.