What counts as a Footprint? On the categorization of Footprint indicators

Kai Fang

Zhejiang University

Dr. Kai Fang got his doctoral degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and is currently working as a Researcher in Zhejiang University, China. His research is focused on the theoretical and methodological aspects of environmental footprints with implications for sustainability assessment. Over the past few years, he has been the author of two books and over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as those for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and Environmental Science & Technology. His publications have been cited by Science and other international journals for hundreds of times. He has been in charge of several research projects funded internationally and nationally. He is now member of the editorial board of two international journals, and reviewer for Nature and many other journals.


Over the past years a continuously expanding list of indicators termed "Footprint" has been introduced in industrial ecology and related areas of research since the emergence of the very first Footprint indicator — the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kai Fang (Zhejiang University)
  2. Reinout Heijungs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research)

Topic Areas

• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


TS-6 » Footprint studies (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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