Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for the global paper system

Stijn van Ewijk

University College London

PhD candidate at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. My PhD is about the sustainable use of materials in the global paper system. The aim of my thesis is to test whether the efficient and cyclical use of materials is sufficient to meet climate change targets.


The global paper life cycle contributes to 1% of annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, under a business as usual scenario, the cumulative emissions associated with paper will comprise 3% of the global... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Stijn van Ewijk (University College London)
  2. Julia Stegemann (University College London)
  3. Paul Ekins (University College London)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Sustainable consumption and production


ThS-5 » Lightning Session 1: Science for Sustainable and Resilient Communities (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room H)

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