Feb 27

27th of February 2017

STRADE publishes policy brief on EU raw material import flows

STRADE's policy brief 02/2017 analyses the European import flows of metals in various processing states and the connections with specific environmental and socio-economic issues in resource-rich countries.

Feb 27

27th of February 2017

STRADE publishes policy brief on minerals and metals from non-EU countries

STRADE's policy brief 01/2017 examines the role and responsibility of European institutions to positively influence the environmental and social conditions of raw materials production in non-EU countries.

Dec 30

30th of December 2016

STRADE publishes policy brief on voluntary initiatives, principles and criteria on socio-economic sustainability in mining

STRADE's policy brief 09/2016 reviews socio-economic principles and criteria in voluntary and legally non-binding initiatives with particular relevance for the ore mining sector.

Jul 17

Second edition of “Metabolism of the Anthroposphere” released

17th of July 2012 by Stefanie Degreif

21 years after the publication of the milestone “Metabolism of the Anthroposphere” the authors Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner have launched a second edition which has been substantially revised and greatly expanded.

The book covers the characteristics of material stocks and flows of human settlements in space and time. The method of material flow analysis (MFA) for metabolic studies and the analysis of regional metabolism and the material systems
generated by basic activities are described. The authors offer four case studies of optimal metabolic system design: phosphorus management, urban mining, waste management, and mobility.

This second edition focuses also on design and resource utilization which reflects recent debates and scholarship on sustainable development and climate change.

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