Dear friends and colleagues, welcome to the 1st edition of SERI's InfoMail in 2010!
The European Union is currently working on “Europe 2020” – a growth
strategy for a resource efficient future. SERI is involved in 4 projects
within the “Resource-efficient Europe” flagship initiative. The
SERI-projects will deliver important inputs for the
“Resource-Efficiency-Roadmap” for the EU member states and will use the
chance of directly influencing political processes.
Is the Concept of a Green Economy Promising?
Is the concept of a green economy a useful way to promote sustainable development? SERI researchers Elke Pirgmaier and Christine Polzin have addressed this question in the UN-journal “The Natural Resources Forum”.
The SERI Team Has Got a New Manager!
We are happy to introduce our new business manager: Mag. Petra Gölli succeeded Gabriela Christler and is now in charge of administration and finance at SERI. Together with Dr. Fritz Hinterberger,
our scientific manager, she will govern SERI's fortunes - because it
matters! We are looking forward to a successful and harmonic
New SERI Project: Assessing Resource Indicators and Targets for the Europe 2020 Strategy (ARIT)
Resource efficiency is a part of the Europe 2020 strategy for a greener
Europe. SERI’s contribution is the suggestion of resource use
indicators for use in the EU resource use policy context and the
recommendation of targets on resource use and resource efficiency in
UNEP Report Features SERI Materialflows Database
In the recently published report “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to
Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication”, UNEP, the UN
Environment Programme, used data provided by SERI’s Global Material Flows Database.
SERI Article „A Comprehensive Set of Resource Use Indicators from the Micro to the Macro Level“
New Study: Establishing Environmental Sustainability Thresholds and Indicators
In this study for the European Commission, SERI and Ecologic Institute
identified environmental thresholds which, once crossed can lead to
abrupt changes in the services provided by ecological systems and
provided new sets of indicators.
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