September 3 - 6, 2017
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WE-102: Integrating the concept of Planetary Boundaries into decision making processes
What is sustainability? This question has been at the center of discussion for many years now. From the environmental point of view, sustainability was considered up until now as improving the environmental performance of your company or product. This was therefore about being more sustainable than someone else’s company or product but not about becoming sustainable in absolute terms.
The Planetary Boundaries concept provides insights on what environmental sustainability means at the global level, i.e. what is the planet’s resilience threshold within which we can keep developing. This being said, a major question arises: how can we translate such concepts at a corporate level to enable better decision-making processes?
Two levers are being currently investigated:
This panel discussion will be the occasion to discuss the concept of Planetary Boundaries, its integration at the corporate level (the approaches and methods being developed), the operationalization but also the limits of such approach.
10:30am - 10:45am
Sectoral pathways to low carbon economy shall drive transition planning and companies’ decision processes: the key learnings from Assessing low Carbon Transition Initiative’s pilot phase.
1ADEME, France; 2CDP, England
10:45am - 11:00am
Defining Science-Based Targets for an agri-food company : a case study
1Quantis, France; 2Ecofys
11:00am - 11:15am
One Planet Thinking: Towards companies that perform within the earth’s regenerative capacity
1Ecofys, Netherlands, The; 2Eneco, Netherlands, The
11:15am - 11:30am
Criticality methodology for resources: how to apply to construction in the future?
1Chair of Sustainable Construction, ETH Zurich; 2Transdisciplinarity Lab, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich; 3Univ. Bordeaux, ISM, UMR 5255; 4CNRS, ISM, UMR 5255; 5Institute of Environmental Engineering, Chair of Ecological System Design, ETH Zurich
11:30am - 11:45am
Operationalization of Sustainable Development Goals Using a Planetary Boundaries-Based Life-Cycle Assessment Framework
1School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand; 2Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand; 3New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre, c/o Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
European and global consumption: to which extent are they surpassing planetary boundaries?
European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
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