International Sustainable Production and Consumption

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers confirmed so far include:

 

Raimund Bleischwitz

Plenary title: The role of resources in transformations towards sustainability

Professor Raimund Bleischwitz

Raimund Bleischwitz is Chair in Sustainable Global Resources at University College London (UCL). He is Deputy Director at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) and will become Director of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL BSEER) in August 2018.

His previous positions include the Wuppertal Institute in Germany, the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) a Max Planck Institute, the Institute for European Environmental Policy and in the German Bundestag. He has held fellowships at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington DC, at Johns Hopkins University (AICGS JHU) and in Japan (JSPS).

His research interests cover sustainable development, resource efficiency, the resource nexus, conflict minerals, international governance, the interface of policy and industry, and resulted in more than 200 publications. He is the Principal Investigator of an international collaborative project on the circular economy in China (SINCERE) and participates in a number of EU projects on eco-innovation and raw minerals (Green.EU/Inno4SD, RECREATE, POLFREE, Minatura, Mica). His recent book is the Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Further details here.

 

David Greenfield

Plenary title: Circular Economy in Practice 

Dr David Greenfield FCIWM FRSA CEnv

David Greenfield is Managing Director of SOENECS (SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions), an independent environmental research and innovation practice he set up in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. SOENECS provides strategic advice and support to the public and private sectors on circular economy, waste and resource management, innovative solutions, chairing and facilitation and partnership delivery. 

David Greenfield is Managing Director of SOENECS (SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions), an independent environmental research and innovation practice he set up in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. SOENECS provides strategic advice and support to the public and private sectors on circular economy, waste and resource management, innovative solutions, chairing and facilitation and partnership delivery. 

David is also the London “Circular Economy Club” co-organiser, non-executive Director of CIWM enterprises, Trustee and Director of Freegle, Chair of the ICE Resource Management Panel, Delivery Director for the Diocese of Chichester Energy Stewardship Programme and advisor and past chair to the National Waste Network Chairs. 

In the last two years David has also co-created and is managing:

  • The Department for Transport funded research project “Pothole Spotter” – using existing assets to prevent potholes  
  • “Tech-Takeback” – a partnership between SOENECS, Freegle, EraseMydata and Brighton & Hove City Council to recover IT
  • “The Hove Trinity Trust” - a revolving fund for investment in energy efficiency and community access in churches in Hove
  • “Brighton & Hove Eco Dinner Club” – action based networking club.

 

Dr Stefan Hirschberg

Plenary title: Integrated Sustainability Assessment of Electric Mobility

Dr Stefan Hirschberg

Dr Hirschberg is the Senior Advisor in Energy Divisions at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland.

Until May 2017 he was the Head of the Interdepartmental Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis at PSI. Currently, he is Coordinator of Capacity Area “Integrated Assessment of Mobility Systems” in the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research “Efficient Mobility” and Principal Investigator in Energy Cluster within Future Resilient Systems Programme in Singapore.

Stefan’s research interests include life cycle assessment, environmental impact and external cost assessment, risk assessment, sustainability assessment, development of integrated tools for decision support, analysis of energy supply strategies, and integrated assessment of mobility.

He has managed a large number of projects on energy and mobility for regulators, for electrical utilities and vendors, and within international programmes. He has been a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2008.

 

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