Transition to a circular economy

Research into the transition towards sustainable development is already widely known. International scientific reports increasingly point to the societal challenges that a globalised world -  and likewise production and consumption patterns - entails. These challenges lead to the requirement to establish in a systematic, cohesive and persistent way a circular economy in a  pan-European framework. Its complexity should not be underestimated. The Global South  - in all its diversity -  will also experience the consequences hereof. The Institute has made the transition to a circular economy within the context of sustainable development one of its most important lines of research.

The research projects are indicated by TRANS (= transition) and/or CE (= circular economy).