The following is a list of Industrial Ecology related events that may be of interest to ISIE members and the Industrial Ecology Community. If you have an event that you would like added to this listing, please email the ISIE office at

Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2014
    • 26 Apr 2014
    • Gothenburg, Sweden

    This event is being run as part of the establishment of the European Masters Network of Industrial Ecology. This network, formed by students in Chalmers, KTH, NTNU, Leiden University, TU Delft and Graz University, aims to support the interaction and knowledge sharing of all IE students and aid in their professional development.

    The event aims to connect the European Industrial Ecology community and seeks to bridge the gap between academia and business. Accompanying the main event will be a series of separate workshops dealing with topics such as professional development, entrepreneurship and new business development as well as trending research.

    The event is already taking shape and we are thrilled to confirm speakers from major industries and academia who operate in the sustainability field. Among those confirmed to attend is the acclaimed Professor Roland Clift.

    Why attend?

    Hear from otherstudents and alumni about their first career experiences andchallenges Network withIndustrial Ecology professionals from industry and academia Learn and see howIndustrial Ecology is implemented in large companies andorganisations To contribute to theformal establishment of the European Masters Network of IndustrialEcology (EMNIE)

    • 29 Apr 2014
    • 01 May 2014
    • Atlanta, USA

    [] CONFERENCES & SPECIAL EVENTS: April 28-May 1, 2014 / EXHIBITS: April 29-May 1, 2014
    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA 
    Registration is open for WasteExpo 2014! 

    Get MORE in the new year.

    WasteExpo 2014 is right around the corner! And this time around, we’re bringing you even MORE. 
    []More dynamic education: 
    Last year’s standing-room-only Composting/Organics Track is back (with more seats and more sessions)! We’ve also added dynamic Super Sessions. And we think you’ll love the opportunity to “Ask The Expert” in one-on-one settings.
    []More unique solutions: 
    This year, we’ve added new pavilions on the show floor and will welcome new exhibitors who are eager to help you solve problems. Nowhere else can you benefit your business or department so much in just a few days!
    []More bang for your buck: 
    Resource Recycling readers are invited to receive 25% off + a free exhibit-hall passundefinedif you register by March 15, 2014. The WasteExpo Premium Pass is your best value and includes:

    • One ticket to the Welcome Reception at the Fabulous Fox! (The Fox Theatre, that is.) This beautifully restored “movie palace” is a great venue for meeting and greeting.
    • Access to WasteExpo Conference Sessionsundefinedas many as you like!
    • Access to the all-new Ask The Expert & Super Sessions.
    • Access to the Waste360 OnDemand 2014 Video Library (a $2,700 value).
    • 05 May 2014
    • 09 May 2014
    • Munich

    IFAT 2014 is taking place in Munich from 5 to 9 May. The leading international trade fair for environmental technologies already sets new standards and is completely booked. On a record area of more than 230,000 square meters, exhibitors from 50 countries will present new products and services from the industries water, sewage, waste and raw materials. 

    Together with the exhibitors, we want to show you new strategies and solutions for responsible handling of valuable resources and make them known in all aspects. Take advantage of this unique chance to share ideas with experts and entrepreneurs from throughout the whole world and expand your international network.

    We look forward to seeing you at IFAT 2014!

    • 15 May 2014
    • 18 May 2014
    • Lecce Italy

    Dear Colleagues,

    It is our great pleasure to announce you that ‘EUROPEAN BIOTECHNOLOGY CONGRESS 2014' will be held in LECCE, which is a historical and beautiful city in SOUTHERN ITALY, between 15 - 18 May.

    Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is a synonym for culture, art and history. Artistic wonders can be found every where and every corner of the country holds countless and wonderful beauties.

    Lecce is the principal city of the Salentine Peninsula in South-Eastern Italy. With its magnificent geographical position this “land between two seas”: The Adriatic and The Ionian, offers diversity of natural sceneries. Long white sandy beaches with crystal blue waters and rocky coasts sitting on sapphire sea. The countryside is rich with red earth and contrasting long rows of green and silver vineyards and olive trees.

    The Unversita Del Salento is dynamic and versatile University, which is eager to progress and to increase its academic population in the perspective of scientific development and sharing of human and cultural resources.

    European Biotechnology Congress 2014 will be organized by European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association between the dates 15 – 18 May 2014.

    On behalf of the organizing committee, we kindly invite you to EUROPEAN BIOTECHNOLOGY CONGRESS 2014 and LECCE.

    • 18 May 2014
    • 21 May 2014
    • New York, USA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 1, 2013

    Call for Abstracts for NY Annual Solid Waste/Recycling Conference

    BOLTON LANDING, NY - Organics, the next frontier in solid waste and resource management, will be thoroughly explored at the 2014 Federation of New York Solid Waste Association’s Conference - starting with a plenary speaker from US Composting Council. An evolution in how these materials are managed is taking place, as recycling rates continue to rise and composting is taken out of the backyard.

    The nationally known Federation conference, held May 18 – 21 at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, NY, continues to offer timely topics and trends by its ability to attract top speakers and experts in all fields. You may be an “expert in the field” and not recognize it, but sharing information is how knowledge is passed on. Abstracts are now being accepted to develop the 2014 program.  If you have an innovative program or improved process that you’d like to share with hundreds of your peers, please consider presenting at the 2014 Federation of New York Solid Waste Association’s Conference.

    Abstracts of up to 250 words will be accepted through Nov. 8, 2013, on any topics associated with solid waste, including waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, waste-to-energy (WTE) and landfilling operations. Abstracts on topics that would advance sustainable materials management (i.e., product and packaging stewardship, organics diversion) in this cultural and industry change are also welcome.  Topics, which tie recycling and engineering together and are considered PE eligible, will receive immediate consideration. Abstracts of papers are easily submitted through the Conference website at  (Papers from the 2013 Conference can be viewed there also).

    Presentations are generally 20 minutes, followed by questions and answers.  We have expanded our traditional 2.5 day format into 3 days of technical presentations.  2014’s plenary session, featuring Lori Scozzafava, Executive Director of the US Composting Council, will have an organics focus which will address broad issues of concern to all attendees.  The breakout session tracks are designed to provide more in-depth discussions of solid waste/materials management issues.  Topics for the 2014 conference are envisioned to include all things green: from engineering design to technologies to ultimate product management; sustainability; waste diversion; carbon offsets; environmental outreach and education; organics; deconstruction; landfill closure and post-closure; WTE/alternative energy trends; regulatory and compliance concerns; special/hazardous waste management; legal/contracting issues and more. 

    This is the 15th year the Conference will take place at The Sagamore, a historic four-diamond resort on Lake George.  The conference draws upwards of 700 attendees from around the Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada and Europe. 

    For more information, contact Luann Meyer at (585) 325-7190; or through the Conference website at




    • 18 Jun 2014
    • 20 Jun 2014
    • Trondheim

    20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference:  
    Resilience – The New Research Frontier

    at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 18-20 June 2014 The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 20th Annual conference to be held 18-20 June 2014 in Trondheim Norway.

    The conference is hosted by the Department of Product Design (IPD) and the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in association with ISDRS and ERP Environment, publishers of the international journal Sustainable Development.

    The 20th Annual ISDRS conference in 2014 is dedicated to research contributing to solving the human efforts for securing well-being and a decent life for all while maintaining the planets ecological capacity for future generations.

    The main aim of the  conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the complex issue of sustainability and its relations to resilience in nature and society, welcoming both empirical and theoretical contributions considering developed, developing and transition perspectives.

    ISDRC 20 addresses the following topics:

    • Resilience thinking and the science of sustainability
    • Demographic challenges for sustainable development
    • Renewable resources and energy
    • Sustainable Land Use & Sustainable cities
    • Sustainable innovation through products, services and infrastructures
    • Globalization, justice and fair distribution
    • Resilience of governance, institutions and economic and public structures.

    Abstract submission open: 30 OCTOBER 2013

    Deadline for abstract submission: 15 DECEMBER 2013

    • 22 Jun 2014
    • 25 Jun 2014
    • Orlando, Florida, USA

    Call for Abstracts 

    The fourth Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) will serve as a forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on waste and materials management.  We invite the community of researchers, engineers, designers, academicians, students, facility owners and operators, regulators, and policymakers to participate.  The GWMS will be held in a setting where all participants can share ideas and includes oral and poster presentations as well as social events to provide opportunities for technical interaction and discussion.

    We invite abstracts in all areas related to policy and management, including, but not limited to:

    ·  Waste and recycling collection and transport

    ·  Waste minimization, materials reuse, and recycling

    ·  Sustainability

    ·  Organics diversion and management

    ·  Anaerobic digestion of solid waste

    ·  Coal ash disposal and re-use

    ·  Exploration and production waste management

    ·  Design and use of geosynthetics in waste management and recycling systems

    ·  Policy, regulation, economics, and planning

    ·  Facility operation and design

    ·  Global climate change

    ·  Chemical and biological treatments and processes

    ·  Life cycle analysis

    ·  Waste containment

    ·  Leachate treatment and management

    ·  Bioreactors

    ·  Landfill gas measurement and management

    ·  Energy recovery and thermal treatment

    ·  Conversion technologies and diversion strategies

    ·  Waste-based energy

    ·  Equipment and safety

    ·  Environmental characterization of waste

    ·  Reuse of high-volume industrial waste materials

    Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

    An abstract template is available on the symposium website -  This template must be used.  The abstract should provide sufficient detail to show that the submission contains significant results of a case study, applied or fundamental research, or policy/regulatory/economic analysis.  The inclusion of tables or figures that summarize selected results is encouraged.  Abstract length is limited to two pages of single spaced text, tables, and figures.  Abstracts describing plans for future work or that sell a product or service will not be accepted.  An example of an acceptable abstract is available on the symposium website.  Final decisions regarding presentations will be made by the symposium technical committee.  Authors of accepted abstracts must submit an extended abstract for technical committee review and printing in a symposium proceedings.  

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Jenna Allen, EIA Program Coordinator, at .  The deadline for the submission of abstracts is October 18, 2013.  

     Publication Schedule

    October 18, 2013 
    Abstracts due (maximum length two pages) 
    January 7, 2014 
    Notification to authors 
    March 7, 2014 
    Extended abstracts due for technical committee review 
    March 28, 2014 
    Comments back to authors, as necessary 
    April 18, 2014 
    Submission of final abstracts ready for publication 

    Conference Co-Chairs: Bryan Staley, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, and Morton Barlaz, North Carolina State University

    Note: All presenters (poster and oral) are required to register for the symposium and submit a final abstract.

    • 23 Jun 2014
    • 26 Jun 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany

    In 2009 and again this year, the European Biomass Conference takes place in the city of Hamburg. Hamburg carries the affix “Hanseatic City”. The Hanseatic League or short “Hansa” can rightly be viewed as a pre-cursor organization of the European Union, with a remarkably long history. The foundation of the Hansa can be traced back to the mid-12th century and it lasted for 500 years until the mid-17th century. The Hansa was a Union of predominantly Northern-European coastal cities but also inland cities which were trading - biomass! Trading took place between the regions of Northern Russia, rich in crude materials, especially the city of Novgorod which offered goods such as grain, wood, wax or fur and the countries of Western Europe, which offered manufactured products such as woven fabric from England or Flanders.

    Thus neither the range of biomass transport, nor centralized European regulations and legislation nor the relation between Europe and Russia are new issues. However, the high technologies which we apply to the material or energetic use of biomass is constantly being further developed. This rate of development is indeed impressive. Due to the capital intensity of such development, stable frame conditions are imperative. An unstable political course has led to a temporary crisis for biomass technology in Germany.

    Among the different factors triggering this crisis, one phenomenon can be singled out, to which we should pay special attention: “improper simplification”. More than other forms of renewable energy, the energetic use of biomass is intertwined in a complex manner with sectors such as nutrition, agriculture, landscaping and fauna, in short: biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere.

    In some cases, complex issues can be simplified, in others strictly not at all. Therefore a central question to be addressed is:

    How does a thinking person deal with complex systems?

    In other words: Where is the mastermind to be found? One answer to this question is: We need conferences like this one. We need dialogue among experts in order to become aware of the manifold interdependencies of our individual research fields. The “mastermind” is an inter-human phenomenon which emerges through dialogue, the invocation of which can formulate solutions which take into consideration both the individual problems and their interactions.
    The structure of this conference intends to take care of this “system” issue. The conference offers plenary sessions every day as well as parallel special sessions both early in the morning and in the afternoon grouped into the following topics:

    • Biomass resources
    • Biomass conversion technologies for energetic use
    • Biomass conversion technologies for material use
    • Biomass policy

    I look forward to welcoming you to this conference and inviting you to share in the overall development of our field. In order to be successful in all sectors of development - electricity, heat and transport - the ongoing transformation towards an environmentally compatible energy supply system needs: “The Bio-Factor”.

    • 23 Jun 2014
    • 26 Jun 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany
    22nd European Biomass Conference and ExhibitionEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition News No. 22

    pfeil  Call for abstracts! Submit your work by 28 October 2013
    pfeil  Connecting with the global Bioenergy Community at the EU BC&E 2014
    pfeil  Book your stand – 10% early bird discount until 31 October 2013
    pfeil  Sponsorship Opportunities
    Call for abstracts! Submit your work by 28 October 2013



    David Baxter 
    European Commission, JRC
    Technical Programme Chairman

    "On behalf of the scientific committee and the new industry committee, it is great pleasure to invite you to be part of the 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E). As you will probably know, the conference series started more than 30 years ago. You will also probably know that the conference has a great scientific tradition which now extends from biomass itself, to conversion processes for biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries and to industrial applications and impacts on the environment." Read more...   

    Kyriakos Maniatis 
    European Commission, DG ENER
    Industry Committee Coordinator

    "Only the biomass & bioenergy industry can bridge the gap by undertaking reliable and well reasoned investments with social responsibility and political accountability[....]. It's perhaps the first time that the biomass and bioenergy industry has wrought such a pivotal role in such a complex debate but also the only stakeholder that can steer the way out of the muddle. With this, I invite the biomass and bioenergy industry to participate in the debate during the 2014 EU BC&E by showing how the above issues can be dealt with, dependably and consistently."
    Read more... 

    What you could expect from participating:

    • Opportunity to have your paper Peer Reviewed and eventually published in the Biomass and Bioenergy journal by Elsevier
    • Have your work evaluated by a scientific committee composed of renowned members of the science and research fields of biomass
    • Exchange and learn about developments, share results and get inspired by new ideas
    • Find future business partners to valorize your research

    What you could expect from participating:

    • Newly appointed industry committee to review industry abstracts and organize industry-specific events
    • Attain increased visibility in the industry
    • Contribute to the development of the biomass industry
    • Perform networking on a global scale
    • Reinforce your organization with scientific findings
    • 23 Jun 2014
    • 26 Jun 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany

    SAVE THE DATE! 22nd EU BC&E: 23-26 June 2014 in Hamburg

    The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) ranks as one of the top world leading events in the Biomass sector, combining a highly respected international Conference with an Industrial Exhibition.

    It highlights progress in research, technological development and production processes.
    It brings together all key specialists to make it the most important international platform for dialogue between research, industry, research and industry, and policy in the biomass sector.

    Call for Abstracts!

    The 2014 Conference marks the first edition where the call for abstracts is open not only for scientific presentations but also for industry-oriented presentations.

    To attract and engage industry, the Executive Committee has decided to set up the Industry Committee coordinated by Kyriakos Maniatis from DG ENER, that will evaluate abstracts in order to promote the interests and needs of the Bioenergy Industry. The special call for Industry Abstracts marks an opportunity for the Bioenergy Industry to complement the scientific programme of the 22nd EU BC&E.
    Furthermore, the Industry Committee may directly suggest key personalities from the industry to make presentations on strategic subjects.
    • 25 Jun 2014
    • 27 Jun 2014
    • Boston, MA

    The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), in partnership with the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School (HBS), will host the second bi-annual workshop for directors of business sustainability centres.  The workshop will take place June 25-27 at HBS, in Boston, U.S.

    Participation is free and open to director-level representatives (staff or faculty) from university-housed business sustainability centres.


    • Meet and build relationships with business sustainability centre directors from around the world.
    • Share advice for addressing common challenges in teaching, research, outreach and administration.
    • Scope opportunities for deep, ongoing collaboration.


    • Timing: Wednesday, June 25, 4 pm EST to Friday, June 27, 4 pm EST (we request participants attempt to stay for the duration of the workshop).
    • Accommodation: Participants will stay at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge and will book and pay for their own accommodation.  A block of rooms is being held for the "Network for Business Sustainability."  Please call and request a room from this block or book accommodation using this customized link.
    • Workshop location: Workshop activities will be held at Harvard Business School.
    • Cost: There is no participation fee. Conference venues and on-site food costs will be covered by NBS and HBS. Participants are responsible for covering their own accommodation and travel to and from Boston.

    Register and Invite Others

    1. Register and suggest agenda topics. Once you’ve registered, we will email you to confirm that your seat is secured.  Enrolment is limited to maintain an intimate learning and sharing environment.  If the workshop is oversubscribed, geographically diverse participants will be prioritized. Register here.
    2. Invite others. Help build a collaborative, high-trust atmosphere at the workshop by inviting trusted colleagues.  Share this link with colleagues at other sustainability centres and invite them to participate.

    Learn about the attendees and agenda of the 2012 Centres Workshop.

    Contact Chelsea Hicks ( with any questions.

    The Centres Workshop 2014 is made possible by funding and coordination support from the Network for Business Sustainability and the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School.

    • 25 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hamburg, Germany

    Both macro- and microalgae are increasingly being considered as a useful source of biomass for a number of industrial purposes. The aim of this one day event will be to get a better understanding on how algae fit into the current biomass industry and how they could contribute to a sustainable bioeconomy in the future. Therefore technological but also legislative bottlenecks should be addressed.

    Discussions will be focussed around the following key questions and bottlenecks. These are provided as a guide and are not limiting.

    • How does ‘farming’ algae compare and fit with other agricultural crop production?
    • Algal biomass cultivation – which fitting technology fits with which application?
    • Large scale algal biomass conversion methods – which are economically viable and energy efficient?
    • Algae in wastewater treatment – bioremediation – is this the future for algae?
    • Which are the most likely industrial applications?
    • Which algal biofuels have a future?
    • What are the options for algal biorefineries?
    • What are the impacts on the environment and how do these compare to other biomass crops?
    • How might legislation impact on the growth of the algal industry?


    • 04 Jul 2014
    • 05 Jul 2014
    • Beijing, China

    International Symposium on Environment and Health
    4-5 July, 2014, Peking University, Beijing, China


    College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
    GIS Centre, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway
    The Geographical Society of China


    SETAC Asia/Pacific
    Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH)
    International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
    Pacific Basin Consortium for Environmental and Health

    Important dates

    November 1, 2013     Abstract submission opens

    March 31, 2014         Deadline for abstract submission

    March 1, 2014           Registration opens

    April 15, 2014            Decision on abstracts notified to authors

    May 15, 2014             Deadline for early registration

    Please submit abstract on-line at

    If you have any inquiries, please email to the conference secretariat: 

    • 26 Jul 2014
    • 27 Jul 2014
    • Shenyang, China

    For the 2013 RESD, around the conference theme of Sustainable Development, through the excellent presentation by more than 35 speakers and the hot discussion within the near 80 attendees, we learned that environmental issue will be existed for a long time on the whole world, sustainable development will be the goal for all the human in a long time, we can overcome every difficulty by the human wisdom, especially upon the RESD international conference, the scientists from different countries can exchange and learn from each other’s findings and ideas to achieve the environment of the world for a sustainable development. 

    Here, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual RESD 2014 conference will be hosted in Shenyang Liaoning Hotel in July 26-27, for this conference, the conference theme of  Sustainable Development will not be changed, we added more environmental related topics, and expanded the environmental study field to welcome more environmental workers, scientists to gather together to exchange their findings and find more ways to resolve more environmental issues to achieve the environmental sustainable development goal.

    Thank you to all who attended RESD 2013, and for those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next year in Shenyang, July 26-27, 2014. 

    2nd Annual RESD 2014 conference available now, please kindly see below: 

    • 25 Aug 2014
    • 28 Aug 2014
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Submit abstract for WasteEng2014 Conference August 25-28, 2014

    Breaking barriers and featuring cutting-edge R&D on Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Energy and useful Materials

    Key issues such as life cycle and risk assessment, decision making are also vigorously addressed!

    WasteEng Summer School

    This summer school will offer exclusive programmes related to Waste and Biomass designed in close collaboration with leading experts from academia and industry.

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will grant the courses with credit such as CEU (Continuing Education Unit) and PDH (Professional Development Hour).

    Look for future announcements and be sure to submit your contribution for WasteEng2014.

    WasteEng Conference Series

    International recognition - Previous Events

    ·  WasteEng 2012 in Porto (Portugal)- 480 contributions from 53 Countries

    ·  WasteEng 2010 in Beijing (China)- 320 contributions from 50 Countries

    ·  WasteEng 2008 in Patras (Greece)- 280 contributions from 45 Countries

    ·  WasteEng 2005 in Albi (France)- 310 contributions from 49 Countries

    Special Issues:

    ·  Joint Symposium with American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) at the Spring meeting, Chicago 2011

    ·  Joint Symposium with American Chemical Society at the ACS national meeting, San Francisco 2010

    ·  WasteEng Africa 2009, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    • 25 Aug 2014
    • 28 Aug 2014
    • Rio De Janiero, Brazil
    5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation
    1st WasteEng Summer School

    August 25 - 28, 2014
    Rio De Janiero, Brazil

    Accepting Abstracts! (Deadline: October 24, 2013)

    Breaking barriers and featuring cutting-edge R&D on Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Energy and useful Materials

    Key issues such as life cycle and risk assessment, decision making are also vigorously addressed!

    Visit the website for more information and registration!

    WasteEng Summer School (August 28 - 29, 2014)

    This summer school will offer exclusive programmes designed in close collaboration with leading Experts. This will give you a unique opportunity to develop your engineering skills in an industrial setting and work with highly topical technological cases related to Waste and Biomass

    Keep yourself in the loop with news and updates. Take part in the discussions and receive the latest news on Biomass, Waste and related issues. Check the details on abstract preparation and submit at the conference website:

    • 02 Sep 2014
    • 03 Sep 2014
    • Wellington, New Zealand

    Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society

    2nd & 3rd September 2014, Wellington

    The Conference is set to take place over two days at the Comfort/Quality Inn, Cuba Street, Wellington.

    The Conference Committee is currently working on arranging keynote speakers, short courses other important information. As arrangements are confirmed, this website will be updated.

    We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

    At the conference we will explore the following topic areas: 

    • LCA in different economic sectors
      • Building and construction
      • Agriculture and food
      • Energy (including use of biomass and biofuels)
      • Environmental impacts of biomass and biofuels, including indirect Land Use Change (iLUC)
    • Life Cycle Management
      • Environmental declarations including labelling schemes, challenges in certification, and the role of EPDs and PCRs
      • Sector-based approaches
      • Integrating LCM into corporate strategy (including sustainability strategy)
      • Building internal capability for LCM
      • Novel climate mitigation strategies (e.g. biochar, forest sinks, etc.)
    • Conceptual developments
      • Life cycle thinking in policy support
      • Consequential versus attributional modelling in decision-making
      • Weighting of sustainability impacts to aid decision-making
    • Methodological developments (and applications)
      • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
      • Carbon Footprinting
      • Water Footprinting
      • Life Cycle Costing

      conference website

      • 02 Sep 2014
      • 05 Sep 2014
      • Chania, Greece

      International Scientific Conferences Series on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management "CRETE 2014" will be held from 2nd to 5th September, 2014 at Chania (Crete) Greece. 

      "CRETE 2014" Conference is organized by:
      - Technical University of Crete: Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)
      - University of Padua: Prof. Raffaello Cossu (IT)
      - Technical University of Hamburg: Prof. Rainer Stegmann (DE)
      - International Waste Working Group (IWWG) 

      Through several sessions and special workshops "CRETE 2014" will mainly focus on:

      ·  Industrial and Hazardous Waste (Regulation / Legislation, Characterization, Management Practices, Production, Minimization and Recycling, Treatment and Disposal)

      ·  Hazardous Waste Toxicology - Risk Assessment

      ·  Treatment of Hazardous Waste Landfill and Mine Leachates

      ·  Contaminant Release and Transport

      ·  Toxic Substances in the Food Chain

      ·  Management of Contaminated Sites

      ·  Special Topics on Environmental Management and Remediation (Sediment Sites – Characterization and Risk Assessment, Munition and Explosives Production Sites, etc.)

      ·  Radioactive Waste (Management, Environment, Health and Safety, Nuclear Explosions, etc.)

      ·  Energy from Waste (Biomass, Oil Sludge, Gasification Processes, etc.)

      ·  Case Studies

      ·  Special Waste (Medical, WEEE, Agro-Industrial, etc.)

      Click here to download the first announcement and call for abstracts of "CRETE 2014" Conference.

      More information will be soon available on our official website: 

      • 10 Sep 2014
      • 12 Sep 2014
      • Oldenburg, Germany

      If new developments of Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) only focus on its functionality, the whole potential from new users being
      able to reach the given functionality would never be exhausted. The users of new software are often trained by courses to learn it. A more successful way is to integrate the user’s perceptions at a relatively early stage, in the design and development phase.

      Deficits in human-machine interaction can be reduced if the developers are able to get information on how the users are using their systems, because when observing real users during their use of a software the developer is able to understand the perspective of the user. Software products with a higher focus on usability are more intuitive, decrease the effort when learning the software system and lead to a competitive advantage for the providers of services and products in the future. The most effective way is not only to do design the software for the user but also adjust the
      whole process model along the users.

      The goal of the workshop is to identify and locate shortages and deficits in usability and user experience which exists especially in EMIS. Where are the potentials for operators of EMIS with user oriented Software?  Which technical innovations can decrease the deficit in human-machine
      interaction in the future?

      • 10 Sep 2014
      • 12 Sep 2014
      • Oldenburg Germany

      The EnviroInfo 2014 is the 28th edition of the long standing and established international and interdisciplinary conference series on leading environmental information and communication technologies. Combining and shaping national and international activities in the field of applied informatics and environmental informatics in making the world a better place for living, the EnviroInfo conference series aims at presenting and discussing the latest state-of-the-art development on ICT and environmental related fields.

      Under the supervision of the the  Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg the 28thEnviroInfo conference will discuss the special topic of ICT for energy efficiency as main conference theme as well as the whole range of cross-cutting topics in ICT and environmental sciences.

      As the EnviroInfo conference series tries to strengthen the interdisciplinary activities in the fields of sustainable development, participants from industry, higher education and research institutes will be invited to exchange ideas and solutions for current and future problems.

      • 20 Sep 2014
      • 27 Sep 2014
      • Cruise from Venice - Italy to Istanbul - Turkey

      9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water a

      The Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by for example de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water, environment and food production systems and their many combinations. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has during the first decade of the 21st century become a significant venue for scientists, engineers, policy makers, students and other interested parties in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas.

      The scientific quality of the conferences is confirmed by the fact that leading international archival scientific journals, "Energy - The International Journal", "Applied Energy", "Journal of Cleaner Production", "Energy Conversion and Management", "Waste Management & Research", "Thermal Science", "Management of Environmental Quality", "Chemical Engineering Transactions" and others have in the past dedicated and published special issues for selected and reviewed papers from the conferences, and some intend to do that also for the next SDEWES conference. The past publications resulting from the Conferences can be found at:

      The 9th Conference - SDEWES Mediterranean 2014 will be held on a cruiser, a beautiful example of a complex integrated energy, water, environment, food and transport system.

      We are pleased to invite you to the 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2013)which is going to be held at sea on a cruise from Venice - Italy to Istanbul - Turkey from September 20-27, 2014. The details about the Conference (important dates, conference fee, accommodation, contact addresses, etc.) can be found on the web site:

      We would highly appreciate your attendance, as well as promotion of this event among your colleagues and co-workers that might be interested in our conference. Please, forward this Call for Papers!

      Authors willing to present a paper should submit an abstract in English, up to one page, using web form:

      Please, submit your abstract before January 15, 2014 deadline

      If you have any question please send it to:

      • 21 Sep 2014
      • 23 Sep 2014
      • Qingdao, China

      The 4th Annual International Congress of Environment-2014

       Theme: Clean World, Happy Society

      Join the 4th Annual International Congress of Environment-2014 (ICE-2014) which will take place in Qingdao, China during Sep. 21-23, 2014.

      Conference details: 

      ICE-2014 will be an international event focus on the core knowledge and major advances in the ever-expanding field of environment by attracting experts on a global scale. The scientific program will continue the tradition to focus on Global Environmental Management, a major portion of the program will be concentrate on Global Environment Sustainable Development, Environmental Scientific Research, Global Pollutant Best Management Practice, Capacity Building for a Clean World with oral presentations. Initiated in 2011, ICE never stops her momentum to catch the emerging advances in environment management. This year ICE-2014 will have an excellent program both the scientific as well as the social part of the event by adding Business Events including Eco-City and Leading Industry Briefing, Technology Transfer Matchmaking, Executive Round Table, Eco-Investment and Project Road Show. For the first time, Environment Device and Equipment Briefing & Expo will provide an ideal space to show your Inventions, Techs and Product.

      On top of the exciting program, you will also have an opportunity to discover the city of Qingdao (Tsingtao), lying on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula and with picturesque red-tiled roofs nestled between green hills and blue sea. Its mineral water, wine, and excellent Tsingtao Beer are world-famous.

      Further info about the program, please visit 

      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 25 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Call for Participation: XXth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology

      “Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination: Saving the Past – Shaping the Future”

      October 22 – 25, 2014
      Bar Harbor, Maine USA

      Dear Colleague:

      We invite your participation to the next International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE).

      • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
      • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.
      • Enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of Fall foliage in northern New England – including a traditional ‘Down-east’ lobster dinner.
      • Hosted by: College of the Atlantic undefined an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.

      Like previous human ecology conferences, this event is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. SHE meetings rely heavily on the suggestions and contributions of participants. Our aim is to make this event as broadly interdisciplinary as possible – bridging science, social science and policy perspectives – with literature, humanities and creative arts.

      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 25 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination:
      Saving the Past~Shaping the Future

      Bar Harbor, Maine
      October 22 to 25, 2014

      First Call for Participation - Preliminary proposals for Symposia, Paper Sessions and Workshops are invited immediately. Suggestions from all areas of human ecology – theory, education, research and practice – are welcomed.

      ·  Hosted by College of the Atlantic – an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.

      ·  Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.

      ·  Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere

      ·  Enjoy beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of fall foliage in northern New England.

      Program suggestions can be mailed to Conference Committee, SHE XX, c/o College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA or via email to :

      A more detailed version of the call for participation and program suggestions can be found here or at

      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 26 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine

      XX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology


      Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination:
      Saving the Past~Shaping the Future

      Bar Harbor, Maine
      October 22 to 25, 2014

      First Call for Participation - Preliminary proposals for Symposia, Paper Sessions and Workshops are invited immediately. Suggestions from all areas of human ecology – theory, education, research and practice – are welcomed.

      • Hosted by College of the Atlantic – an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.
      • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
      • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere
      • Enjoy beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of fall foliage in northern New England.

      Program suggestions can be mailed to Conference Committee, SHE XX, c/o College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA or via email to :

      A more detailed version of the call for participation and program suggestions can be found here or at

      • 17 Nov 2014
      • 19 Nov 2014
      • Melbourne, Australia

      Call for Abstracts: due February 15, 2014

      We are pleased to announce that the next ISIE Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference will be held from 17 to 19 November 2014 at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be organised by the CSIRO and will be hosted jointly with the ISIE Asia-Pacific meeting.

      Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements


      Conference co-chairs: Heinz Schandl (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences), Sarah King (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering), and Tsuyoshi Fujita (NIES).

      • 17 Nov 2014
      • 20 Nov 2014
      • Vienna, Austria

      Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014

      Towards a Resource Efficient Economy

      Vienna, Austria

      November 17-20, 2014.



      This biennial conference, which travels between Europe, North America and Japan, will attract more than 400 experts from all over the world. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products.


      The conference will provide a platform to discuss the latest progress on:

      ·          Resource Efficiency

      ·          Beyond Legal Compliance & Global Harmonization

      ·          Sustainable Products and Services & Leading Edge Technologies

      ·          Corporate Social Responsibility & Management

      ·          Energy-efficiency & Climate Change


      All companies in the electr(on)ics, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute!



      The conference will again take place in the Apothecaries' Wing of Schoenbrunn Palace. Together with its ancillary buildings and extensive park it is by virtue of its long and colourful history one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Scheduled as a listed monument, the whole ensemble, including the palace, the park with its numerous architectural features, fountains and statues and not least the zoo – the oldest of its kind in the world – was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1996.


      Sponsoring Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014 provides you the perfect opportunity to reach executives of producers (OEMs and CEMs) and their suppliers, retailers, large users, logistic and software companies, national and international government officials, trade associations and collective systems, recyclers, consultants and academia.

      We are happy to develop with you the tailor made solution that fits you best. Please get in contact with me to benefit from the very beginning!


      All information on will be continuously updated. Please check regularly!

      If you want to be informed of all major updates, please fill in the Contact Registration Form on our website.


      Please save already now the date for this exciting event in 2014!

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