International Sustainable Production and Consumption

Programme: Day one

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Thursday 4 October

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments 
09:00 - 09:15 Conference opening
09:15 - 09:55


Integrated sustainability assessment of electric mobility
Stefan Hirschberg, PSI, Switzerland

Session Energy, food and water nexus Life cycle sustainability assessments and management
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote

From a few security indices to the FEW-Security Index: consistency in global food energy and water security assessment
Sandra Verghaus, Holger Schlör, Jürgen-Fr. Hake, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Bridging business management and industrial ecology: evidence from an analysis of case studies on material flow cost accounting
Edeltraub Guenther, Matthias Walz, TU Dresden, Germany
10:30 - 10:50 A spatially-resolved inventory analysis of the water consumed by the coal-to-gas transition of Pennsylvania
Sarah Jordaan, Johns Hopkins University, USA; Lauren Patterson, Duke University, USA and Laura Anadon, University of Cambridge, UK
  Challenges in implementing sustainability management: from the perspective of a small-medium enterprise social enterprise in Malaysia
Ambika Sangaran, Biji-biji Initiative, Malaysia
10:50 - 11:10 The sustainability of the Romanian biowaste management options: current status and future scenarios
Daniela Gavrilescu and Carmen Teodosiu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
  Socio-economic impact of Swedish final demand on China
Hettie Boonman, Jinxue Hu, TNO, Netherlands; Arnold Tukker, CML, Netherlands
11:10 - 11:30 An assessment of locational viability for a proposed wind farm development at Barrhill South, Ayrshire, Scotland
Anastasia Fleming, University of Chester, UK
  Social life cycle assessment of rare earth permanent magnets using PSILCA
Jasmin Werker , Christina Wulf, Andrea Schreiber, Petra Zapp, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
11:30 - 11:50 Refreshment break  
Session Energy, food and
water nexus 2
Life cycle sustainability assessments and
management 2
11:50 - 12:10 Transforming cities: the water-energy-food nexus implementation on rooftops
Susana Toboso-Chavero, Xavier Gabarrell, Gara Villalba, Mario Giampietro, Cristina Madrid-Lopez, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Spain; Gonzalo Gamboa, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Spain
  Consequential life cycle assessment of novel waste plastic valorisation systems: maximising resource recovery with minimal environmental impacts
Fionnuala Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland
12:10 - 12:30 Electrochemical performance of melon seed husk biochar in direct carbon fuel cell
Olalekan Adeniyi, Bright Ngozichukwu, Mary Adeniyi, Mohammed Ibrahim, Moses Olutoye, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria; Musa Umaru, University of Nottingham, UK
  Temporal issues and discounting in life cycle assessment
Stefan Lueddeckens, Edeltraud Guenther, TU Dresden, Germany; Peter Saling, BASF, Germany
12:30 - 12:50

Pyrolysis of maize cob briquettes
David Kilama Okot, Paul Bilsborrow, Newcastle University, UK

  Transport emissions and the Swedish carbon footprint
Jinxue Hu, TNO, The Netherlands; Richard Wood, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Arnold Tukker, Bertram de Boer, CML, The Netherlands
12:50 - 13:10 Water-energy-food-waste nexus of rice production in Nigeria
Mohammed Usman, Adeyemi Segun, Ajayi Tolu, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  Life cycle assessment of ethanol production from Cheddar cheese whey
Rosa Cuellar-Franca, Robin Smith, Adisa Azapagic, The University of Manchester, UK
13:10 - 14:10 Lunch with exhibitors and poster viewing
Session Consumers, lifestyles
and policy 1
Life cycle sustainability assessment and management 3
14:10 - 14:30 Exploring adoption of low-involvement fast moving consumer product eco-innovations 
Suneel Kunamaneni, Hoang Dong, Jassi Sukky, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  The challenges of the international law framework to grasp life cycle sustainability
Chetna Malviya, University Aix Marseille, France
14:30 - 14:50 Single use plastics versus consumerism in the case of snack food packaging: evolving societal norms culture and tipping points
Edmond Byrne, Niall Dunphy, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage, Shane Crowley
University College Cork, Ireland
  Constructive sustainability assessment: implementing a responsible research and innovation approach for emerging technologies
Nicholas Matthews, Philip Shapira, Laurence Stamford, University of Manchester, UK
14:50 - 15:10

New societal and energy system frameworks: case study "Transition Dingle 2030"
Connor McGookin, Brian Ó Gallachóir and Edmond Byrne
University College Cork, Ireland

  A sustainability journey in the apparel industry
Omar Romero-Hernandez, Hult International Business School, UC Berkeley, US; Andrea Romero, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
15:10 - 15:30 Refreshment break
Session Consumers, lifestyles
and policy 2
Sustainable technologies, products and services 1
15:30 - 15:50 Rented accommodations in China: dynamics of sustainability in non-family households
Chujia Cai, University of Manchester, UK
  The carbon footprint of power-to-synthetic natural gas by photovoltaic solar powered electrochemical reduction of CO2
Antonio Dominguez-Ramos, Angel Irabien, University of Cantabria, Spain
15:50 - 16:10 Investigating the factors in sustainable choices and practices of Filipino consumers
Jonna Baquillas, Asia Pacific College / De La Salle University, Philippines
  A new recycling process for the aluminium industry
Thomas Robshaw, Mark Ogden, The University of Sheffield, UK
16:10 - 16:30

Life cycle assessment in environmental labelling: Indispensability or Needless Complication
Nikolay Minkov, Annekatrin Lehmann, Matthias Finkbeiner, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany

  Sustainable food packaging applications: a closer look at environmental impacts in context of packaging functions
Ankit Aggarwal, Tanja Fell, Horst-Christian Langowski, Marius Jesdinszki, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Germany; Markus Schmid, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany; Martin Kumar Patel, University of Geneva, Switzerland
16:30 - 16:50 Carbon footprints of EU diets and the role of trade in the accounting
Vilma Sandström, University of Helsinki, Finland; Hugo Valin, Tamas Krisztin, IIASA, Austria; Petr Havlik, CSIRO, Australia; Thomas Kastner, Senckenberg Biodiversität und clima, Germany
  Recycled nanocellulose as a sustainable material -process and barrier performance
Kirubanandan Shanmugam, Humayun Nadeem, Swambabu Varanasi, Gil Garnier, Warren Batchelor, Monash University, Australia
17:00 - 18:30 Flash presentations and drinks with exhibitors
19:30 - 22:00 Conference evening event

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