Listed below are some of the latest publications related to the project:


Bleischwitz R, Nechifor V, Winning M, Huang B, Geng Y, (2018). Extrapolation or saturation – Revisiting growth patterns, development stages and decoupling. Global Environmental Change

Huang B, Wang X, Kua H, Geng Y, Bleischwitz R, Ren J, (2018). Construction and demolition waste management in China through the 3R principle. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.


Agnolucci, P., Flachenecker, F. & Söderberg, M. (2017). The causal impact of economic growth on material use in Europe. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy.

Bleischwitz, R. & Flachenecker, F. (2017). Sustainable resources – Managing markets, increasing efficiency and establishing partnerships. Sustainable Development Policy - A European Perspective (pp. 253-275). Routledge.

Bleischwitz, R. (2017). When demand peaks: why China is unlikely to need more resources. [Digital scholarly resource]. 

Chen W, Geng Y, Hong J, Kua H, Xu C, Yu N, (2017). Life cycle assessment of antibiotic mycelial residues management in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Kemp R, Barteková E, Türkeli S, (2017). The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands: a co-evolution analysis. International Economics and Economic Policy.

McDowall W, Geng Y, Huang B, Barteková E, Bleischwitz R, Türkeli S, Kemp R... Doménech T. (2017). Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe. Journal of Industrial Ecology.

McDowall, W. A. S., Geng, Y., Huang, B. J., Bartekova, E., Bleischwitz, R., Turkeli, S., Kemp, R. & Domenech Aparisi, T. (2017). Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe. Journal of Industrial Ecology

Schleich J, Walz R, Ragwitz M, (2017). Effects of policies on patenting in wind-power technologies. Energy Policy.

Tian X, Geng Y, Viglia S, Bleischwitz R, Buonocore E, Ulgiati S, (2017). Regional disparities in the Chinese economy. An energy evaluation of provincial international trade. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

Tian X, Wu R, Geng Y, Bleischwitz R, Chen Y, (2017). Environmental and resources footprints between China and EU countries. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Udalov V, Perret J, Vasseur V, (2017). Environmental motivations behind individuals’ energy efficiency investments and daily energy-saving behaviour: evidence from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. International Economics and Economic Policy.

Walz R, Pfaff M, Marscheider-Weidemann F, Glöser-Chahoud S, (2017). Innovations for reaching the green sustainable development goals –where will they come from?. International Economics and Economic Policy.

Welfens P, Bleischwitz R, Geng Y, (2017). Resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability dynamics in China and OECD countries. International Economics and Economic Policy.

Welfens P, Yu N, Hanrahan D, Geng Y, (2017). The ETS in China and Europe: dynamics, policy options and global sustainability perspectives. International Economics and Economic Policy.

Winning M, Calzadilla A, Bleischwitz R, Nechifor V. (2017). Towards a circular economy: insights based on the development of the global ENGAGE-materials model and evidence for the iron and steel industry. International Economics and Economic Policy

Yu N, (2017). Innovation of renewable energy generation technologies at a regional level in China: a study based on patent data analysis. International Economics and Economic Policy.

Yushkova E, Feng Y, (2017). What explains the intention to bring mobile phones for recycling? A study on university students in China and Germany. International Economics and Economic Policy.


Bleischwitz, R., & Nechifor, V. (2016). Saturation and Growth Over Time: When Demand for Minerals Peaks. (Prisme). Paris: Centre Cournot.

Lu, Y., Geng, Y., Qian, Y., Han, W., McDowall, W. & Bleischwitz, R. (2016). Changes of human time and land use pattern in Shanghai: A multiscale integrated analysis on urban metabolism. Journal of Cleaner Production 133: 391-401.