IndEcol 20th Anniversary Conference – Friday 14th September


0830 – 0900



Registration and coffee                                                                  

0900 – 0930   Opening Session 
0900 – 0910  

Olav Bolland (Professor, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU) 

0910 – 0920   Anders Hammer Strømman (Professor, Director Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)
0920 – 0930    Edgar Hertwich (Professor and Director Centre of Industrial Ecology, Yale University, President of ISIE)  
0930 – 1045    20 years of Industrial Ecology – Implementing a new paradigm in academia:  

This session focuses the original ideas and intentions of industrial ecology as a new paradigm in academic programmes in the 1990s, including critical success factors and challenges in the implementation process.
Chair and moderator: Helge Brattebø (Director NTNU Sustainability and former director of NTNU IndEcol)

0930 – 0940   Rolf Marstrander (Former Vice President Norsk Hydro)
0940 – 0950   John Ehrenfeld (Former Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment, Former President of ISIE)
0950 – 1000   Tom Graedel (Professor emeritus and former Director Center of Industrial Ecology Yale University, Former President of ISIE)  
1000 – 1045   Panel discussion: Presenters plus Reid Lifset (Yale University, Editor in Chief of JIE) and Gjalt Huppes (Retired, Associate Professor and Head of Industrial Ecology, Leiden University)
1045 – 1110    Coffee Break
1110 – 1225       Industrial Ecology - Supporting the Industrial Transformation:

This session will focus on insights from the work of leading industrial ecologists in supporting the transformation of the industrial sectors towards both reducing harm to the environment, including climate change mitigation but also becoming a more resource efficient society. This will include lessons on how to get people and institutions on board to embrace and act to make change happen.
Chair and moderator: Roland Clift (Former president of ISIE and former Director of Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey)

1110 – 1120      Matthias Finkbeiner (Executive Director, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Professor and Chair in sustainable engineering, TU Berlin)
1120 – 1130      Anne-Marie Tillman (Professor, Former Director Division of Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers University of Technology)
1130 – 1140   Julian Allwood (Professor of Engineering and the Environment,University of Cambridge)
1140 – 1230   Panel discussion: Presenters plus Barbara Reck (Industrial Ecology, Yale University) and Daniel Müller (Professor in Industrial Ecology, NTNU)
1230 – 1330   Lunch & Group photo

1330 – 1445

  Industrial Ecology and the SDGs - Providing Guidance for Global Change:
    This session will address how industrial ecology can contribute to the sustainable development goals by providing guidance for global change and macroscale improvements regarding resource efficiency, environmental impacts and climate change.
Chair and moderator: Edgar Hertwich (Professor and Director Centre of Industrial Ecology, Yale University, President of ISIE)
1345 – 1355    Arnold Tukker (Professor and Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University)
1355 – 1405   Faye Duchin (Professor in Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Former president of the International Input-Output Association and former Vice President of the International Society for Ecological Economics).
1405 – 1415   Helga Weisz (Professor of Industrial Ecology and Climate Change, Humboldt University Berlin, Head of Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
1345 – 1445   Panel discussion: Presenters plus Shinichiro Nakamura (Professor of Industrial Ecology, Waseda University) and Stefan Bringezu (Professor, Director at Center for Environmental Systems Research, Kassel University.)
1445 – 1510   Break
1510 – 1620   The Future of Education in Industrial Ecology:

This session will discuss needed industrial ecology education strategies for the next 10-20 years. We will focus on what the core contributions of industrial ecology education should be, going forward in relation to other educations. As the general interest in transforming our society towards a sustainable direction increases, our options for interfaces with other educations and disciplines must also be explored.
Chair and moderator: Francesca Verones (Associate Professor, Industrial Ecology, NTNU)

1510 – 1520   Rene Kleijn (Associate Professor, Director of Education Institute of Environmental Sciences Leiden University) 
1520 – 1530   Göran Finnveden (Professor, Vice-president for sustainable development, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
1530 – 1540   Michael Hauschild (Professor, Head of Division of Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Technical University of Denmark)
1540 – 1620   Panel discussion: Presenters plus Andrea Ramirez (Professor in Low Carbon Systems and Technologies, TU Delft), Yasushi Kondo (Professor in Economics, Waseda University), Ralf Aschemann (Senior Lecturer,University of Graz)
1620 – 1630   Closing session
    Chair: Anders Hammer Strømman (Professor, Director Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)

Conference Venue

Welcome to the Anniversary event at Dokkhuset.


See map with directions from Scandic Nidelven Hotel

Conference Dinner