CIE-Map in Japan


Members of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) visited Kamakura, Japan for the 24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2017). The conference is run by the College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) . Subtitled ‘the next stage of sustainable manufacturing in IoT Era’ […]

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What is exergy economics?

How a new approach may offer insights into decoupling energy use from economic output. Blog post from Paul Brockway of the University of Leeds.   Since 1971, each 1% increase in global GDP per capita has been associated with a 0.7% increase in per capita primary energy consumption. This conflicts […]

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Early Career Leaders in Sustainable Development

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Read the CIE-MAP Centre’s Dr Kate Scott’s blog on the Science for Sustainable Development Early-Career Leaders day on 2nd December in London. Dr Kate Scott, Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute and inaugural Priestley Centre Piers Seller prize winner, attended the event, organised by the Network of Early-Career Sustainable […]

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Product lifetimes summit in Nottingham

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CIE-MAP Nottingham team lead international Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) event bringing together experts on repair, reuse and longevity of products. Product lifetimes An international group of academic, industry and NGO colleagues gathered at Nottingham Trent University on 6th December for the Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) Seminar.  […]

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Whose emissions are they anyway?

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Dr Marco Sakai, Dr Kate Scott and Prof John Barrett of the CIE-MAP Centre argue that measuring carbon emissions by consumption rather than production would more accurately and fairly allocate responsibility for meeting climate change targets.   Measuring emissions As the COP22 UN Climate Change conference drew to a close […]

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CIE-MAP research informs government industrial strategy

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October 27th saw the CIEMAP Centre’s Prof John Barrett take a lead role in an event which brought together industry, trade associations, academics and policy stakeholders to feed into BEIS’s industrial strategy.   This event – held at the BEIS conference centre – aimed to highlight the necessity of building […]

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Changing channels – the case for reuse and repair


Dr Christine Cole of the CIE-MAP team at Nottingham Trent University explains why we need a rethink about when and how we dispose of electronic equipment.   With technology advancing so rapidly, many of us are hungry for the latest gadgets, entertainment systems and appliances, and soon lose interest in […]

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PLATE seminar 6th December


Registration open for the Product Lifetimes and the Environment Seminar on December 6th at Nottingham Trent University. Hosted by members of the EUED CIEMAP team, the event offers the chance to find out about new developments in policy and practice on product lifetimes, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair. Delegates will […]

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6 CIE-MAP Visiting Fellowships


The Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products invites applications for six visiting fellowships to join the centre for 1 to 4 months. CIE-MAP will pay for the visitor’s travel and accommodation during this time. Recipients are expected to be in residence at one of the four university partners during […]

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Product Lifetimes And The Environment seminar


PLATE seminar to be held at Nottingham Trent University on 15th September, organised in association with the CIE-MAP Centre’s Nottingham based research team. Following on from the success of the PLATE conference held in June 2015, this seminar offers the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in policy […]

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UK Carbon Footprint Rises


CIE-Map’s Dr Anne Owen was interviewed in ‘The Environmentalist’ on 2nd August about reports that greenhouse gas emissions associated with the UK are rising.  The article – by Catherine Early – discusses Defra statistics which factor in emissions created by the process of importing goods to the UK. The rise […]

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New Exergy Economics Materials

Sussex University

The Second International Workshop on Exergy Economics was held at the University of Sussex from 13-15th July, supported by the CIED and CIE-MAP Centres. Presentations are now available to download. Exergy is the ‘useful’ part of energy that is ‘available to do work’. When we expend ‘high quality’ energy (e.g. […]

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UK’s latest carbon budget not ambitious enough?

Ship. (Credit John Fielding CC BY)

A new article in The Conversation from CIE-MAP’s Kate Scott and Marco Sakai argues that the latest carbon budget does not go far enough in trying to deliver targets set by COP21 and the Climate Change Act. The article is entitled ‘After Paris, UK’s latest ‘carbon budget’ just isn’t ambitious enough’. […]

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CIE-MAP student a prize-winner

Piers Sellers Prize winners

CIE-MAP’s Dr Kate Scott has won the Piers Sellers Prize for outstanding research from the Priestley Centre at the University of Leeds. Dr Scott’s work looks at how ‘environmental policies, consumption-side measures and industrial policies can be used to best effect in mitigating climate change’ and has been used by […]

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CIE-MAP meet with high-profile stakeholders

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The Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) held a stakeholder workshop at the RSA in London on 12th May. The day was built around a set of short presentations from the CIE-MAP researchers followed by discussions panel featuring colleagues from relevant stakeholder organisations. This made for an interesting […]

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CIE-MAP Vienna Research visit report


Report by CIE-MAP’s Anne Owen In April four members of CIE-MAP, John Barrett, Anne Owen, Kate Scott and Marco Sakai travelled from Leeds to Vienna on a research visit. The team travelled by train – reducing the environmental impact of the visit and offering the benefit of allowing for time […]

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Drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable materials

The CIE-MAP Centre’s Jannik Giesekam presented at the ‘Advances in innovative sustainable materials’ event run by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) on 5th April in London. Jannik’s talk, entitled ‘Drivers and Barriers to the adoption of sustainable materials’ reports the result of a survey of construction professionals […]

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