The Siemens Energy EcoTransparency App – Enabling EcoTransparency through Digitalization

Session 05: Implementing Sustainable Innovation through Digitalization
Siemens Energy’s mission is to empower customers to meet the growing global demand for energy while transitioning to a more sustainable world. The extensive range of different product variations however means that when making product...

Toward Sustainabiility: Developing A Framework For Life Cycle Assessment Of Green Road Construction

Session 09: Life Cycle Innovation in the Transport and Mobility Sector (1)
Problem Roadway infrastructures are impressive targets for effective sustainable design and construction initiative. Frequently, they involve notable amounts of financial resources also use up remarkable extent of materials and energy which leads to waste and...

Towards Net Zero – How to develop Circular Business Models

Session 02: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (2)
The European Green Deal requires a zero carbon Europe until 2050.Consequently, all processes conducted, and actions taken need to ensure zero carbon emissions. Beside the areas of energy systems, logistics and living, it certainly also...

Tracking and allocation of emission reductions across goods and actors in global supply chains

Session 02: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (2)
A growing number of major corporates are setting ambitious goals to reduce their environmental impacts in the upcoming two decades. This concerns the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, reaching all the way to...

Transition towards Life Cycle Apporach to the Urban environment: The impact of smart city concepts on the effectiveness and resilience of cities

Session 05: Implementing Sustainable Innovation through Digitalization
Over the past decade devastating disaster such as 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan、bushfires in Australia from 2019 to 2020 and floods caused by continuous heavy rains in Germany in 2021 been frequent occurrence...

Under what conditions can true prices enhance the sustainability of agri-food networks? – Lessons learnt from a German case study

Session 07: Sustainable Innovation in the Food Sector (1)
There is broad scientific consensus that current food systems are neither sustainable nor resilient: many agricultural practices are very resource-intensive and responsible for a large share of global emissions and loss of biodiversity. Consequently, current...

Understanding environmental trade-offs and resource demand of direct air capture technologies through comparative life-cycle assessment

Session 01: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (1)
Direct air capture (DAC) technologies remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air through chemical sorbents. Their scale-up is a backstop in many climate policy scenarios, but their environmental implications are debated. Here we present a comparative life-cycle...

Understanding the effects of ecosystem changes on the circular bioeconomy through system dynamics modelling and life cycle approaches

Session 16: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (2)
Seagrass meadows, while recognized as essential ecosystem service providers, are degrading worldwide. This has a profound impact on the environment but also on socioeconomic systems which hope to utilize beach-cast seagrass (wrack) as a bioresource....

Water and energy use in aquaculture: a systematic review of Life Cycle Assessment studies

Session 04: Enhancing the Sustainability of Marine Environment
Today, aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector, and it is expected to keep growing as a strategy to mitigate the pressure on natural marine resources to meet the growing fish demand [1]. It is...

Web-based system for assessing the environmental performance of construction products: life cycle indicators made accessible to stakeholders

Session 05: Implementing Sustainable Innovation through Digitalization
The construction sector is responsible for 38% of the global CO2 emissions. Therefore, determining the CO2 emissions of construction materials, products and systems is necessary for consistent actions targeting low carbon development. Moreover, lifecycle thinking...

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