Environmental impacts of future metal scenarios

Ester van der Voet


Ester van der Voet is employed as an Associate Professor by Leiden University at the Department Industrial Ecology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, CML. Within the field of Industrial Ecology, she specialises in methodology development: life-cycle assessment, material flow analysis, substance flow analysis, natural resource accounting, and indicator development. These methodologies she applies to in different topical areas, especially within the bio-based economy and in metals and the circular economy. She has initiated two MSc programs in Industrial Ecology: a program between Leiden University and TU Delft, and an international program of Leiden, Delft, Graz University and Chalmers University in Sweden. She has conducted many research projects for the EU and in other international consortia. She is a member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel.


While global scenarios exist for climate change and energy, they are lacking for resource use. The International Resource Panel is presently debating such scenarios. Preliminary studies show that resource use will increase... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ester van der Voet (cml)
  2. Lauran Van Oers (Leiden University)
  3. Koen Kuipers (Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)

Topic Areas

• Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial development , • Circular economy , • Sustainable consumption and production


WS-2 » National and Global Resource Use (09:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room E)

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