Green Deal, Circular Economy and Industrial Ecology
March 8, 2024

Green Deal, Circular Economy and Industrial Ecology


The "European Green Deal" aimed at making the European Union's economy more sustainable. It seeks to transform climate and environmental challenges into opportunities while ensuring a fair and inclusive transition for all. The main actions of the European Green Deal focus on four major challenges: efficient use of resources, tackling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the use of fossil fuels, reversing the decline in biodiversity, and reducing chemical pollution and waste.

The European Green Deal covers all sectors of the economy:


- Energy

- Agriculture

- Buildings  

- Industries (steel, cement, ICT, textiles, chemicals...)

To monitor progress towards a circular economy, five thematic areas are particularly monitored, including modes of production and consumption, waste management, secondary raw materials, competitiveness and innovation, as well as sustainability and resilience on a global scale. Various indicators are used to assess progress in these areas.

Call for applications

The Green Deal, Circular Economy, and Industrial Ecology symposium brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss research, experiences, and project evaluations related to the circular economy. Contributions are expected in several areas, including experiences from European projects, paradigm shifts, industrial policies, metrics and indicators, as well as business models associated with the circular economy.

Contributions must be submitted by June 21, 2024, and the best ones will be published in a collective work in March 2025.

Awards will be given to distinguished researchers, and a special session will be dedicated to posters from doctoral students, with a prize awarded to the best poster.

The event will take place on 5 and 6 December in Clermont-Ferrand.

More information here