Sustainability Science2024-02-25T23:37:06+00:00

The Textbook

It provides an integrated, system-oriented introduction to the concepts, theories and issues surrounding the quest for a sustainable future for Planet Earth.
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Research & Education Tools

In this section we are collecting interactive tools that can be used for research and teaching.
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Featured Content

The idea of ‘waste’

What is waste? A friend once took me to the urban waste treatment plant in Kolkata and I had the strange experience of looking into the stomach and intestines of a huge organism. Across an enormous field, human beings were processing from the right to the left the urban garbage stream in a kind of digestive process. It looked more organized than the thousands of people searching for recyclable material in the huge landfills and municipal waste dumps in Lagos, Rio [...]

By |November 28th, 2023|

Other Educational Material, Narratives and Relevant Content

Materials Transition

Conceptual framework

The gradual change from mining ores to mining in-use-stocks can be considered a materials transition. The ratios between metal in the lithosphere, in in-use stocks and in end-of-lifetime stocks are indicators of the degree […]

July 2nd, 2023|Chapter 18|0 Comments

Energy Economics

Energy use: economics of energy saving

The dynamics behind the changes in energy intensity is an important topic in energy economics. Goods and services are produced with a variety of inputs and a so-called production function […]

July 2nd, 2023|Chapter 17|0 Comments

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