Hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of Freiburg
Determining the implications of circular economy initiatives on the environment and human wellbeing is essential for successful policy development and monitoring. While technical and business aspects of circular economy initiatives receive growing attention, perspectives on power struggles, socioecological justice and trade-offs in implementation are underdeveloped.
This conference calls for contributions from all disciplines that critically explore prospects, potentials, and limitations of circular economy initiatives for social justice and environmental sustainability. more
„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
„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
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!
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series „Global Challenges: Circular Economy“, University of Darmstadt, Germany. Sina Leipold presents about „Transitions to a Circular Economy“ on 11 June 2019.
Circulus researchers presented on the 13th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) – Socio-Economic Metabolism Section, held in Berlin, Germany:
„Prioritizing circular economy strategies towards urban sustainability“ (by Anna Petit-Boix A, D. Apul and Sina Leipold)
„Retail’s Potential to Reduce Food Wastage Along the Value Chain: Leverage points and environmental savings“ (by Hanna Helander, Anna Petit-Boix and Sina Leipold)