Developing methodology to evaluate decoupling economic growth from environmental impacts of materials use in Japan

Chika Aoki-Suzuki

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies / Ritsumeikan University

Chika Aoki-Suzuki is a researcher of Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan as well as a PhD student of Graduate School of Ritsumeikan University supervised by Prof. Seiji Hashimoto. In 10 years career in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, she has been mainly working on policy analysis on resource efficiency, decoupling and circular economy; and conducted research on policy application of Material Flow Indicators. 


Resource Productivity (GDP/Resource consumption or input in case of national level) has been recognised as one of most important indicators to evaluate resource efficiency policies. However, Resource Productivity and Material... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Chika Aoki-Suzuki (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies / Ritsumeikan University)
  2. Sébastien Dente (Ritsumeikan University)
  3. Daisuke Tanaka (Ritsumeikan University)
  4. Shinsuke Murakami (The University of Tokyo)
  5. Chihiro Kayo (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
  6. Seiji Hashimoto (Ritsumeikan University)

Topic Areas

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


WS-16 » Multi-level socio-economic metabolism studies (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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