Network conference: The role of life cycle thinking in a circular economy

Date:Wednesday, 07 February, 2018 Time:12:00 - 16:30

The role of life cycle thinking in a Circular Economy is the title of next network conference arranged by Swedish Life Cycle Center and the project Swedish platform for the life cycle perspective (funded by Swedish Energy Agency) in Gothenburg.

Topics from the program:

  • Circular economy – from an international research perspective
  • When does circular economy become resource efficient?
  • Modelling recycling in LCA – how to allocate the environmental burdens and benefits
  • Policy instruments for life-cycles in a circular economy
  • Business model innovation as a prerequisite for a circular economy
  • Design for extended use

Key note speakers:

    • Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance
    • Anne-Marie Tillman, professor Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of
    • Technology
    • Mattias Lindahl, professor, Linköping University

WHAT: Network conference with focus on the role of life cycle thinking in a circular economy
WHEN: February 7, 2018 at 12.00‐16.30, starting with lunch and ending with an after work from 16:30
WHERE: Lindholmen Conference Center, Gothenburg
REGISTRATION: Click here. Limited seats, free of charge. RSVP by January 31. Please note that this event is only for partners and invited guests.


 

PROGRAM

12:00 LUNCH
Vegetarian lunch with “recycle your poster” exhibition arranged by the Academy group showing recent research projects.

13:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Ongoing activities within Swedish Life Cycle Center and the project Swedish platform for the life cycle perspective by Sara Palander, Director and Lars Mårtensson, Chair for the board.

UPDATES FROM ACADEMY GROUP & BOARD MEETING
Short report from the Academy group seminar and the board meeting held in the morning.

PRESENTATIONS
The Government’s work towards sustainable consumption and circular economy
Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance. The presentation will be sent live from Stockholm.

Circular economy – from an international research perspective
Mattias Lindahl, Professor at Linköping University and head of Mistra REES – Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions

When does circular economy become resource efficient?
Different research perspectives and issues on connecting life cycle thinking and circular economy
Anne-Marie Tillman, professor at Chalmers University of Technology.

14:40 COFFEE BREAK

15:10 WORKSHOP
During this session you will get the chance to discuss different cases from our partner organizations or other topics connected to circular economy and kife cycle thinking. The discussion themes will be presented before the conference and you will get a chance to join one of the sessions and discussions. Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

Modelling recycling in LCA – how to allocate the environmental burdens and benefits
Discussion led by Tomas Ekvall, Senior researcher at IVL and adjunct professor at Chalmers

Policy instruments for life-cycles in a circular economy
Discussion led by Magnus Hennlock, Dr Environmental Economics IVL and project manager of Policia, Policies for Life-Cycles, and Integrated Assessment.

Business model innovation as a prerequisite for a circular economy
Discussion led by Marcus Linder, Senior researcher, Sustainable Business, RISE Victoria.

Harmonization of system boundaries in economic and environmental analysis. In which system should the circle be?
Discussion led by Bengt Steen, Professor emeritus at Chalmers University of Technology and Lisbeth Dahllöf, Senior Project Manager LCA at IVL.

Design for extended use
Discussion led by Mattias Lindahl, Professor at Linköping University and head of Mistra REES – Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions.

Break-even models for circular economy
Discussion led by Anna Widerberg, Group Manager Environmental Attribute and Material Management at Volvo Car Corporation.

Contact us at lifecyclecenter@chalmers.se if you have a case that you would like to bring up during this session.

16:20 WRAP UP AND THE WAY FORWARD

16:30 AFTER WORK
Mingle and continue the discussions at Cuckoo’s Nest, Radison Blu.

Welcome!
For further questions about the event please contact lifecyclecenter@chalmers.se.

 


THE DAY STARTS WITH A SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIA

For you who belong to a university, the day starts already at 9:00 with a seminar with the title “Teaching LCA at universities”. For more information and registration to this event, click here.


 

 

Location

Lindholmen Conference Center, Gothenburg
Lindholmspiren 5
, Gothenburg
SE
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Longitude: 11.940150099999983 Latitude: 57.7068992

Price

Free of charge

Registration is closed