Plenary talk by Thomas Wiedmann, UNSW at “Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology”, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, University of Surrey, Guildford, July 7-10, 2015
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Plenary talks for ISIE 2015 are by contributors to an open access volume, Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, available online as open access e-book from Springer in fall 2015. See the table of contents and the Springer book description.
Presentation different from book chapter that was presented last year
53% of people life in urban areas, 2 billion new urban residents mean that need to build 100 new cities with 1 million residents each year, or two every week between now and 2035
- Territorial is only one part (which is putting a dome over part of a city)
- Cities draw power from hinterlands, need to appreciate if looking at metabolism
Publications: PAS 2070:2013
Scope 1: Within cities
- Scope 2: With grid-supplied electricity
- Scope 3: Include outside the city boundaries
To account in a systematic way, want an account of all emissions
- MRIO: Nested Carbon accounting Framework
Calculate a carbon map
- Melbourne carbon map — from Wiedmann, Chen and Barrett 2015, The Concept of City Carbon Maps
Industrial Ecology Virtual Lab – http://www.ielab.info http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/ielab/ielab.shtml