In this workshop, Walther Zeug from Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH (Germany) introduced to our 14 start-ups participants an integrated (in one method) and holistic (transdisciplinary) life cycle sustainability assessment (HILCSA): systematic analysis of the ecological, social and economic impacts as well as the political economy of products and production systems, based on the LCA method.
Furthermore, Christopher Blum, Sustainable Chemistry Scientific Officer from Federal Environment Agency (Germany) and one of the leading authors of Guide on sustainable chemicals provided guiding sustainability consideration in areas like hazardous properties for human health and for the environment; mobility of a substance, greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption as well as responsibility in the supply chains.
About the speakers:
Walther Zeug is a researcher at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research working on the topic “Environment and Society” at the department of Bioenergy/Bioeconomy. His long-term research interests are political economy and ecology, holistic and transdisciplinary sustainability research and sustainability analysis & assessments.
Christopher Blum holds a PhD in biology and a post-graduate degree in eco-toxicology. He is a scientific senior officer in the section "International Chemicals Management" at the German Environment Agency (UBA). Christopher is working in the field of sustainable and green chemistry since 2006 and represents the German focal point for chemical leasing. He is member of the UNIDO chemical leasing award jury and of the OECD sustainable chemistry issue team as well as co-author of the UBA Guide on Sustainable Chemicals and a co-initiator of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3).
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