Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

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UN Sustainability goal 12

UN sustainability goal number 12 , ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Intro

Acknowledging planetary boundaries, circular economy means that all natural resources are re-used so societies can be run over time without waste. Environmental analysis can contribute to show how society’s energy use and material flows affect nature, society and economy, and how this can be balanced with available resources. Material stream analysis, life cycle analysis, information technology and systems thinking can be used to shape solutions in production and consumption and end of product life with a minimal environmental footprint. Methods like modelling, indicators, analysis and strategy can be combined to realize real sustainability measures. Areas like energy production, goods production, metal industry, transport, marine and maritime, waste management and recycling are central in this research area.

Competence areas: Low emission technology, material technology, 3D-printing, industry 4.0, life cycle analysis, environmental analysis, economical analysis, indicators, multi criteria analysis related to sustainability.

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