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Call for Abstracts: Conference on Socio-Economic Metabolism organized by PIK

21/01/2019 - This year's Conference of the Socio-Economic Metabolism Section (SEM) of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), founded by the New York Academy of Sciences, is organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Chaired by Helga Weisz, head of PIK’s future lab “Social Metabolism and Impacts”, and Peter-Paul Pichler from research domain “Complexity Science”, the meeting will be held in Berlin 13-15 May 2019. The conference aims to share ideas and knowledge of the current and cutting edge socio-economic metabolism research among researchers, academics, and industry experts. The call for abstracts is still open, until January 30.

Socio-economic metabolism focuses on quantifying the physical exchanges of energy and materials among social and natural systems, its socio-economic organization and its socio-economic and environmental impacts. The conference is to explore the interfaces to novel and innovative research areas – from resource use and climate change, circular economy, urban metabolism, wellbeing within planetary boundaries, sustainable mining, trade and embodied impacts, digitalization and resource use. The SEM conference series is unique in its more than 20 years history of bringing together the leaders, the mid- and the early carrier scientists of an initially rather small interdisciplinary academic field that has gained enormous momentum in the past few years.


The conference will take place from 13 - 15 May 2019 at the historic Harnack House, Berlin. Weblink to the Conference Website:

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