UCL ISR's Raimund Bleischwitz co-edits a special issue on the circular economy
7 August 2017
UCL ISR’s Prof Raimund Bleischwitz co-edits a special issue on ‘Resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability dynamics in China and OECD countries’.
UCL ISR’s Prof Raimund Bleischwitz has co-edited a special issue of the journal International Economics and Economic Policy on ‘Resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability dynamics in China and OECD countries’.
The special issue comprises of eight papers which are outputs of the Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) research project, led by ISR. The SINCERE project aims to develop new economic modelling tools to understand the resource use patterns of China and the EU and brings together experts from the UK, Germany, China, France and the Netherlands.
One of the papers, written by ISR researchers Matthew Winning, Alvaro Calzadilla, Raimund Bleischwitz, and Victor Nechifor, describes their research on the UCL Environmental Global Applied Computable General Equilibrium model (ENGAGE-materials) which was created to consider the economic and sectoral effects of potential policies on a circular economy and resource efficiency.
The development of a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) model enables a greater understanding of the role that global material flows from specific industries, such as steel, can have on major economies and international trade as well as their role in achieving resource efficiency and circular goals.
Read the full paper: Towards a circular economy: insights based on the development of the global ENGAGE-materials model and evidence for the iron and steel industry
Link to the special issue: https://link.springer.com/journal/10368/14/3/page/1
Full list of papers:
Resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability dynamics in China and OECD countries
Towards a circular economy: insights based on the development of the global ENGAGE-materials model and evidence for the iron and steel industry
The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands: a co-evolution analysis
Environmental motivations behind individuals’ energy efficiency investments and daily energy-saving behaviour: evidence from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium
Innovation of renewable energy generation technologies at a regional level in China: a study based on patent data analysis
Innovations for reaching the green sustainable development goals –where will they come from?
What explains the intention to bring mobile phones for recycling? A study on university students in China and Germany
The ETS in China and Europe: dynamics, policy options and global sustainability perspectives