A Circular Europe for Sustainability?

16 October 2019
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Circular Economy

From 15 to 18 October 2019, the 19th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP 2019) took place in Barcelona under the theme 'Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption'. MAGIC's team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was well represented with three oral presentations, each challenging the concept of a sustainable circular European economy:

  • 'Working time and energy consumption in global production networks: The roles of the EU, China and USA' (Laura Pérez Sánchez);
  • 'Beyond technical energy efficiency: Insights of societal metabolism and social practices theory' (Raúl Velasco Fernández); and
  • 'The profile of human time allocation across hierarchical levels of organization as an emergent property of the societal metabolic pattern' (Michele Manfroni).

The presentations and corresponding abstracts are available in the document repository of our project website.