Evaluating Austrian resource efficiency. Material and energy use in relation to CO2 emissions, biodiversity and ecosystem services both from a production- and consumption-based perspective.


Resource efficiency is an important issue in the global and in particular the EU policy arena. In 2011, the EU published a flagship initiative on a “resource efficient Europe” (European Commission, 2011a) followed by a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nina Eisenmenger (Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University)
  2. Barbara Plank (Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University)
  3. Anke Schaffartzik (Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University)
  4. Dominik Wiedenhofer (Alpen)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Circular economy


MS-3 » Resource efficiency and metabolism (10:00 - Monday, 26th June, Room F)

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