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Futures Studies & the Circular Economy: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development (2019)
Journal Article
Weigend Rodríguez, R., Pomponi, F., & D’Amico, B. (2019). Futures Studies & the Circular Economy: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development. Economia Creativa, 11, 38-60. https://doi.org/10.46840/ec.2019.11.03

While the Circular Economy (CE) is gaining traction as a new economic paradigm to overcome the linear economy, it has not yet developed an understanding on how to transition from the present into the future. What if the future is different from what... Read More about Futures Studies & the Circular Economy: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development.

Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment (2019)
Journal Article
Hart, J., Adams, K., Giesekam, J., Densley Tingley, D., & Pomponi, F. (2019). Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment. Procedia CIRP, 80, 619-624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.12.015

The circular economy has moved quickly from niche conversations to mainstream attention. Reports, white papers, academic articles, and guidance are produced in rapid succession, and the world’s first standard on circular economy for organisations has... Read More about Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment.

Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in simulated dairy farms: The importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses (2019)
Journal Article
White, P. J. C., Lee, M. A., Roberts, D. J., & Cole, L. J. (2019). Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in simulated dairy farms: The importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(5), 1128-1139. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13347

1. Sustainable intensification (SI) is a global challenge, aiming to increase food production whilst conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. This is contrary to the observed trend of agricultural intensification degrading environmental qualit... Read More about Routes to achieving sustainable intensification in simulated dairy farms: The importance of production efficiency and complimentary land uses.

The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field (2019)
Journal Article
Corsini, F., Laurenti, R., Meinherz, F., Appio, F. P., & Mora, L. (2019). The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field. Sustainability, 11(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020341

The application of practice theories in the domain of sustainability research in consumer studies is increasingly advocated based on the premise that this allows to analyse consumption as a social phenomenon. Consequently, the applications of social... Read More about The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field.

Developing Learning Landscape Partnerships: Why and how to work with protected area managers (2018)
Journal Article
McKee, A., Blackstock, K., Barea Azcón, J. M., Ciucci, P., Hošek, M., Huber, M., …Velander, K. (2018). Developing Learning Landscape Partnerships: Why and how to work with protected area managers. Parks: The international Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, 24(2), 63-78. https://doi.org/10.2305/iucn.ch.2018.parks-24-2amck.en

There are many calls for more effective science-policy interaction and knowledge exchange in order to tackle persistent conservation problems; however, more clarity is needed surrounding the roles and practices involved. To address this challenge, we... Read More about Developing Learning Landscape Partnerships: Why and how to work with protected area managers.

Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems (2018)
Journal Article
Tan, W. C., Saw, L. H., Thiam, H. S., Xuan, J., Cai, Z., & Yew, M. C. (2018). Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 96, 181-197

Fuel cells and solar energy are promising candidates for electricity generation. It is forecast that fuel cells and solar power systems will play an important role in reducing the greenhouse gas footprint and replacing fossil fuels. Therefore, the li... Read More about Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems.

Design considerations for high-power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators (2017)
Journal Article
Vedreño Santos, F., Odavic, M., Guan, Y., Azar, Z., Thomas, A., Li, G., & Zhu, Z. (2017). Design considerations for high-power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators. IET Power Electronics, 10(12), 1461-1467. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-pel.2016.0512

The design of power electronic converters for the integration of wind generated power into the grid is more and more important due to a new class of Superconducting Generators (SG) with power ratings of up to 20 MW. High efficiency of power converter... Read More about Design considerations for high-power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators.

Fife Local Energy Masterplan (2017)
Report
Payne, C., Bell, C., Steen, P., Currie, J., Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., & Muschamp, H. (2017). Fife Local Energy Masterplan. Burntisland: Fife Council

The way we generate and use energy has constantly changed. In recent decades it has become the role of the National Grid, gas network, and multinational energy companies to deliver nearly all the energy: heat, electricity and transport fuels. We inte... Read More about Fife Local Energy Masterplan.

Commercial relationships between intermediaries and harvesters of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) in the Mamanguape River estuary, Brazil, and their socio-ecological implications (2017)
Journal Article
Nascimento, D. M., Alves, R. R. N., Barboza, R. R. D., Schmidt, A. J., Diele, K., & Mourão, J. S. (2017). Commercial relationships between intermediaries and harvesters of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) in the Mamanguape River estuary, Brazil, and their socio-ecological implications. Ecological Economics, 131, 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.08.017

The large mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (“caranguejo-uçá”) is a key fisheries resource in Brazil, critical for the sustenance of livelihoods of thousands of people in coastal rural areas. Today's crab populations suffer from habitat degradation, dise... Read More about Commercial relationships between intermediaries and harvesters of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) in the Mamanguape River estuary, Brazil, and their socio-ecological implications.

Smart cities: Under-gridding the sustainability of city-districts as energy efficient-low carbon zones (2016)
Journal Article
Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Smart cities: Under-gridding the sustainability of city-districts as energy efficient-low carbon zones. Journal of Cleaner Production, 173, 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.054

This paper reviews the literature on smart cities. Offering a critical synthesis of the material, it advances a Triple Helix inspired account of smart cities as future internet-based developments. In particular, as future internet-based developments... Read More about Smart cities: Under-gridding the sustainability of city-districts as energy efficient-low carbon zones.

Can Regional Cooperation Promote Sustainable Development? (2016)
Book Chapter
Siegel, K. M. (2016). Can Regional Cooperation Promote Sustainable Development?. In J. Grugel, & D. Hammett (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, 713-730. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-42724-3_39

This chapter argues that regional cooperation may be a promising framework to work towards sustainable development. There are two broad pathways linking regional cooperation and sustainable development. On the one hand, shared or transboundary socio-... Read More about Can Regional Cooperation Promote Sustainable Development?.

Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P., & Moncaster, A. (2016). Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values.

Industrial ecology can potentially become the science of the circular economy as a recent call for papers of the Journal of Industrial Ecology demonstrates. Well known tools in industrial ecology can be employed to analyse different dimensions of the... Read More about Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values.

An evaluation of the use of combination techniques in improving forecasting accuracy for commercial property cycles in the UK (2014)
Thesis
Jadevicius, A. An evaluation of the use of combination techniques in improving forecasting accuracy for commercial property cycles in the UK. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7558

In light of the financial and property crisis of 2007-2013 it is difficult to ignore the existence of cycles in the general business sector, as well as in building and property. Moreover, this issue has grown to have significant importance in the UK,... Read More about An evaluation of the use of combination techniques in improving forecasting accuracy for commercial property cycles in the UK.

Catching two European birds with one renewable stone: Mitigating climate change and Eurozone crisis by an energy transition (2014)
Journal Article
Creutzig, F., Goldschmidt, J. C., Lehmann, P., Schmid, E., von Blücher, F., Breyer, C., …Wiegandt, K. (2014). Catching two European birds with one renewable stone: Mitigating climate change and Eurozone crisis by an energy transition. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 38, 1015-1028. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.028

The threat of climate change and other risks for ecosystems and human health require a transition of the energy system from fossil fuels towards renewable energies and higher efficiency. The European geographical periphery, and specifically Southern... Read More about Catching two European birds with one renewable stone: Mitigating climate change and Eurozone crisis by an energy transition.

Energy co-operatives in the UK: current and future prospects. (2013)
Journal Article
Tham, Y. W., & Muneer, T. (2013). Energy co-operatives in the UK: current and future prospects. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 8, 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr048

The UK is implementing different types of policies to encourage the use of renewable energy for electricity generation. Currently, the UK is falling behind other European countries in this respect.Hence, co-operatives play an important role in helpin... Read More about Energy co-operatives in the UK: current and future prospects..

Catching Two European Birds With One Renewable Stone Mitigating Climate Change Relieving Recession (2013)
Working Paper
Creutzig, F., Christoph Goldschmidt, J., Lehmann, P., Schmid, E., von Blücher, F., Breyer, C., …Susca, T. Catching Two European Birds With One Renewable Stone Mitigating Climate Change Relieving Recession

The threat of climate change and other risks for ecosystems and human health require a transition of the energy system from fossil fuels towards renewable energies and higher efficiency. The European geographical periphery, and specifically Southern... Read More about Catching Two European Birds With One Renewable Stone Mitigating Climate Change Relieving Recession.