Zing Industrial Ecology Conference 2011

Venue: Occidental Grand, Xcaret, Mexico

Location: Xcaret, 77710 Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Nov 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 11, 2011
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 11, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Sep 11, 2011
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Since the Agenda, 21 highlighted the need to ‘reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption’ in 1992, sustainable production and consumption (SPC) has become a global imperative for the last 20 years. This conference attempts to synthesize the past 20 years of accomplishment in SPC and to shed lights on the challenges and the future of SPC research and practice. This conference will serve as a platform for government, industry and academic communities to share their experience, challenges as well as the agenda for the future research in SPC. Particularly, we will highlight (1) sustainable design and production in practice; (2) SPC and sustainable materials management policy; (3) indicators and tools for SPC including life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon and water footprinting, ecolabelling and sustainability reporting; (4) green procurement and sustainable purchasing; (5) the role of industrial ecology research in SPC. Keynote and invited speakers are the leaders in SPC from government, industry and academia. Day 1 provides a high level introduction; Day 2 focuses on SPC policy and green public procurement; Day 3 on SPC by industry; Day 4 on SPC research and development in academia; and the last day morning is reserved for the future research agenda and road map.


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