Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production
- Mon 30 Jan 2012
- The Royal Society, London
Organised by Dr Julian Allwood, Professor Mike Ashby FRS, Professor Timothy Gutowski and Dr Ernst Worrell
One third of the World’s energy is used to make and shape materials. Economic development correlates with material consumption, but in a climate and resource constrained future, this cannot continue. Material Efficiency – delivering material services with less material production – was part of our history, and the need to pursue it in future raises scientific, technical, economic, sociological and political challenges.
Dr Cameron Hepburn, London School of Economics speaks on the topic of UK Material efficiency in economic and climate policy.
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