Dematerialization: Explainer

2017-07-20T12:19:34+00:00

Dematerialization refers to the absolute or relative reduction in the quantity of materials required to serve economic functions in society. The UNEP defines it as such‚ÄĚthe reduction of total materials and energy throughput

Towards A Nonlinear Economy

2017-10-17T15:55:46+00:00

Humans design things, we build systems with the available resources, scientific knowledge and engineering know-how to make our lives better. We experiment test ideas and options keeping the ones that work

Circular Business Models

2017-10-17T15:55:38+00:00

As we shift from a linear to a nonlinear economic model the circular economy is enabling an ocean of new value opportunities. Value is shifting from forming part of a linear value chain to all of the space around it; closing loops, looking at synergies between industries, connecting end users, managing full lifecycle and networks of collaboration.

Complexity Approach to: Water Systems

2017-10-17T15:47:07+00:00

Water is a religious ritual and entertainment, medicine and nourishment, energy and industry, conflict and social unrest, it crosses all borders between ecosystem, industry, economy and society

The Water Crisis In Numbers

2017-10-17T15:47:18+00:00

Short image and text video explaining the water crisis through numbers. Earth has an estimated 1.4 billion cubic km of water. But most of it is in the oceans, less than 1 percent of it is liquid fresh water

Dematerialization

2017-07-20T12:16:43+00:00

What is an economy? Is it things, stuff like cars, houses, washing machines and computers? Or is it services? The function of those things, payment services, cleaning services, heating, communication etc. We might say it is both. All the products around us deliver some functionality,

Industrial Ecology

2017-10-17T11:51:32+00:00

Industrial ecology has arisen over the past few decades as the study to coupled environmental and industrial systems, offering a systems-based approach to modelling, designing and managing industrial systems in relation to the natural environment.

Socio-Ecological Systems

2017-10-17T11:55:55+00:00

A socio-ecological system is a type of complex adaptive system composed of two primary subdomains, a human society and economy on the one hand and a biological ecology on the other.