Material Flow Innovation Research Program
The Material Flow Innovation Research Program is focused on the assessment and enhancement of material flows over entire product life cycles to achieve the sustainable utilization of resources that form the foundation of planetary health.
Specifically, the program investigates the material flows in society and through the economy as material use chains that affect a diverse array of economic actors.
In addition, the program analyzes the accumulation of materials in society, and emissions into the environment during the entire material life cycle, from resource extraction to recycling and disposal, and explores the critical social and technological innovations that are required in order to realize a transition in material flows in a way that promotes planetary health.
The program also seeks to develop and assess countermeasures to mitigate factors that have an adverse effect on sustainability.
For more details, please see the Program’s website.
- Institutional Structure
- Strategic Research Program
- Climate Change and Air Quality Research Program
- Material Flow Innovation Research Program
- Comprehensive Environmental Risk Research Program
- Harmonization with Nature Research Program
- Decarbonized and Sustainable Society Research Program
- Co-design Approach for Local Sustainability Research Program
- Environmental Emergency and Resilience Research Programs
- Climate Change Adaptation Research Program
- Long‐term research projects
- Research Papers