In the CircEUlar project, we will be assessing the contribution of digitalisation toward net-zero and circular economy targets under different social and economic development assumptions (the ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ (SSPs) used in IPCC assessments).
Dr Yee Van Fan joins the CircEUlar team at the University of Oxford, bringing experience in sustainability assessments and scenario modelling of material recovery and energy
From assessing optimal treatment strategies for waste collection and management systems, and forecasting GHG emissions from waste flows by understanding relationships with demographic and socioeconomic factors, his research includes life cycle analysis of the solid waste management sector from micro to macro scales.
Drilling fluids contain a mineral that is the main ingredient for the world’s most promising cooling paints: barite. Can we recover this mineral from soon-to-be-obsolete fossil wells to cool our houses in a heated world?
How circular is an extractive economy? South Africa’s export orientation results in low circularity and insufficient societal stocks for service-provisioning
How circular is South Africa’s economy? – With this research, we present the first-ever comprehensive analysis of material and energy flows for an extractive economy.
In the next months, CircEUlar project partners will conduct qualitative interviews and a quantitative pilot study to investigate factors influencing circular consumption and circular citizenship. That way, we will gain a deeper understanding of circular consumption and circular citizenship behaviours in different countries.