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SERI Highlight

  • Sustainable consumption and production: vision or realistic option?

SERI News

  • SERI project: Analysis of Austrian pork production
  • SERI at the 10th IAS-STS-Conference in Graz
  • Ines Omann teaching at the University of Luxembourg

SERI Projects

  • Vision Research and Development for Sustainable Development
  • The Role of Human and Social Capital in Coping with and Adapting to Climate Change

Publications

  • Environmental Tax Reform (ETR). A Policy for Green Growth


Dear friends and colleagues, welcome to the 2nd edition of SERI's InfoMail in 2011!
Find the past editions of our InfoMail here.

SERI Highlight

Sustainable consumption and production: vision or realistic option?

SERI’s research group "Sustainable Consumption and Production" applies various methods within its projects. The most common ones are analyses at the product and company level using quantitative sustainability indicators. On the basis of environmental indicator assessments as well as on qualitative aspects, the SCP group conducts strategic consulting for companies, CSOs and policy makers that wish to reduce their resource use and ecological impacts of production and consumption. The SCP group focuses on analyses related to agriculture and nutrition, forestry and renewable resources, traffic and mobility, construction and living, as well as IT and communication services.
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SERI News

SERI project: Analysis of Austrian pork production

For the Austrian retailer Spar Österreichische Warenhandels-GmbH, SERI conducted an analysis of different modes of pork production. The objective was to assess each mode with the SERI indicator set and to compare the different modes with each other in order to deduce best practices for production methods that are resource-efficient and emit the least greenhouse gas emissions.
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SERI at the 10th IAS-STS-Conference in Graz

From 2-3 May 2011, the 10th Annual IAS-STS Conference on “Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies” took place in Graz (Austria). Lisa Bohunovsky from SERI presented results from the BENE-Project: “Patterns of Energy Use in energy aware households”.
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Ines Omann teaching at the University of Luxembourg

SERI-Researcher Ines Omann teaches the course “Science and citizens meet challenges of sustainability" at the University of Luxembourg. One module dealt with the topic “Measuring, Numbers, Quantity and Quality in the field of Environment”. In the interactive part of the course, Ines Omann presented a model that shows people who are dedicated to sustainable development how to solve conflicts of values.
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SERI Projects

Vision Research and Development for Sustainable Development

The VISION RD4SD (Research & Development for Sustainable Development) project has submitted a response to the European Commission Green Paper on the Common Strategic Framework. The response and recommendations of VISION RD4SD underline the importance of including sustainable development and sustainability science in the CSF.
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CapitalAdapt (KlimaNetz): The Role of Human and Social Capital in Coping with and Adapting to Climate Change

The project "KlimaNetz" (i.e. ClimateNetwork) dicusses the role of human and social capital in coping with and adapting to climate change. Strategies and measures will be developed in close collaboration with communities in order to successfully deal with the consequences of climate change.
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Publications

Environmental Tax Reform (ETR)

The book “Environmental Tax Reform (ETR). A Policy for Green Growth” was published by Oxford University Press and edited by Paul Ekins and Stefan Speck. SERI contributed two chapters to this book, “European Resource Use and Resource Productivity in a Global Context” and “Global Economic and Environmental Impacts of an ETR in Europe”.
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