Global and Regional Circular Economy Perspectives (1A)


Sustainable value chains & plastics (1B)

Sufficiency perspectives (1C)

  • Sufficiency & the Just Transition: Toward an ethic of enough in resource custodianship and governance
    Presenter: Julie Hassman – University of Cape Town, South Africa

         Presenter: Eleni Papathanasopoulou – American College of Greece

Life cycle based approaches (2A)


E-waste frameworks, business models and management (2B)

  • Financing e-waste collection and recycling in low- and middle-income countries – suggestions for operational principles for the concept of ‘e-waste compensation’
    Presenter: Andreas Mannhart Öko-Institut e.V., Germany

Societal Relevance (2C)

Circular economy: from global to local (2D)

  • A circular economy approach to the municipal solid waste management in Paris
    Presenter: Jean Pierre Doussoulin – Université Gustave Eiffel, France & Universidad Austral de Chile

The energy, climate change and materials nexus (2E)


Local circular economy initiatives(2F)

  • Urban Mine ReWIR – Deconstruction-Reconstruction-Construction of Resources and Competences as metabolic relationship for transforming value chains
    Presenter: Elisabeth Clausen – RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Mining and Sustainability (2G)

  • The African Mining Vision and the AfricaMaVal Programme: Views on policy alignment to encourage the recycling of mineral waste
    Presenter: Herman Cornelissen – DMT Kai Batla, South Africa
  • Soaring of global copper demand urges cohesive emission mitigation strategies from both demand and supply sides. PresenterShuangmei Li – Central South University, Changsha, China
  • “Seeing is believing”: (Dis)Trust and value control in Peru’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)
    Presenter: Alejandra Villanueva Ubillús – KU Leuven, Belgium & Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies (CEMS), Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
  • A systematic literature review of strategic and operational ESG challenges in sustainability reporting of the mining industry through the lens of stakeholder theory. PresenterFrancesco Ghezzi – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy

Planetary boundaries & the energy, climate change and materials nexus (2H)


Sustainable value chains (2I)

  • EU Project CIRCULAR FOAM “Transforming the Value Chain of Rigid Polyurethane Foams”
    Presenter: Angee Fehling – DECHEMA e.V., Germany
  • Embedding Responsible Sourcing in Regional Integration and a Regional Value Chain Framework of Critical Minerals from Southern Africa
    Presenter: Farai Shone Mutondoro – Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

E-waste management in Africa (2J)

Electronics and sustainability (3A)


Critical and strategic raw materials I (3B)

  • Assessing the sustainability of supply and use of the technology metals antimony, bismuth, cadmium, germanium, gallium, indium, selenium and tellurium
    Presenter: Harald Ulrik SverdrupInland Norway University

Responsible sourcing & innovation (3C)

  • Advancing the sufficiency paradigm with digital product passports
    Presenters: Marta Santos SilvaResearch Centre for Justice and Governance, Portugal / Maastricht European Private Law Institute / Centre for European Law and Politics, Germany

Sufficiency perspectives (3D)


Critical and strategic raw materials II (3E)

  • Lithium from geothermal brines – More sustainable than from conventional sources?
    Presenter: Vanessa Schenker – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)

Natural resources, financial flows, taxation & traceability (3F)

  • Development of a Methodology for a BIM-Based Decision Support Tool in Early Planning Phases in the Framework of a Material Passport for Buildings
    Presenter: Fenja Kamps – EPEA – Part of Drees & Sommer and TH Köln, Germany

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