Products & resource efficiency
One of the ongoing research themes at the IIIEE
Ways to reduce the resource use and carbon footprint associated with products.
By looking at products and their lifecycles we examine the sustainability potential and institutionalisation pathways to accelerate resource efficiency.The research on products and resource efficiency is conducted in collaboration with companies, governmental authorities and other societal actors such as NGOs as well as cities. Based on the conviction that the transition towards sustainable development requires both changes in business practice and institutional context, we research circular economy, public policy, approaches to support industry transitions, corporate sustainability strategies and product as well as production related standards and methods. The focus is on identifying ways to significantly reduce the resource use and carbon footprint associated with products.
Ongoing research projects on this theme
The IIIEE is currently working with products & resource efficiency in a number of projects.