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World Resources Forum: Call for papers

The next World Resources Forum will take place from October 6-9, 2013, in Davos (Switzerland). SERI president Friedrich Hinterberger is a member of the Scientific Expert Committee.
The Call for Papers is currently running – abstracts to be presented during the conference should be handed in around mid-february.
Further information here [...].
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Eco-Innovation Observatory launches online questionnaire

The Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) would like to invite you to share your views on the role of eco-innovation in the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon Europe. We would like to consult representatives from academia, business, civil society and public administration by taking part in our questionnaire. Your insights will be used in the upcoming reports [...]

Materials embodied in international trade between 1995 and 2005


New Publication: Materials embodied in international trade between 1995 and 2005

Industrialized countries are increasingly dependent on material and energy resources from other world regions. The increasing trade of raw materials and products is also shifting environmental burden abroad and thus extends the responsibility for environmental impacts as well as social consequences from the national to the global level. Based on the results of the Global [...]

SERI researchers edited the EU commission’s latest scientific newsletter!


Rio+20: The future we want and need!

20 years after the first Earth Summit, thousands of participants will come together again to call for a strong push and concrete measures towards achieving a sustainable future. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro marked a global commitment to link development and environmental issues together. Ten years [...]

Rio+20: First world atlas on resource use presented in Vienna

The first complete world atlas for resource use will be presented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the Rio+20 Summit in the context UNIDO’s activities under the “Green Industry” Programme. The atlas was produced by researchers from the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) in cooperation with the German geographer Monika Dittrich.
For [...]

Decoupling economic growth from resource use is possible!

Issue 2/2012 of the journal “Ökologisches Wirtschaften” contains an article on decoupling economic growth from resource use. The article – to which SERI researchers Stefan Giljum and Elke Pirgmaier contributed – presents results of the research project MAMOD [...] and concludes that it is possible to decouple economic growth from resource use. In the research project,

Report on resource efficiency indicators and targets for the EU

In a new report, BIO Intelligence Service, the Institute of Social Ecology and SERI present a basket of resource use indicators and corresponding targets for the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative on Resource Efficiency. The researchers suggest a set of consumption and production based indicators that covers both, the environmental pressures and impacts from material, energy, [...]


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