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Lecture Series on 15.12.2022, 18:00h to 20:00h in Kassel

Lecture from Prof. Dr. Sina Leipold (Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig)



Circular economy is a concept for sustainable resource management that aims to reduce environmental impacts caused by human activities. In times of increasingly noticeable climate change, circular economy offers a “toolbox” for innovation in the direction of a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world. This toolbox for the future has gained growing popularity in politics, business and civil society over the past ten years. At the same time, the impacts of circular economy initiatives on ecosystems and human well-being are still poorly explored or reflected.  This lecture will explore the potentials and risks of a circular economy for the sustainable management of raw materials and climate change.

Short Biography

Prof. Dr. Sina Leipold is the Head of the Department of Environmental Policy at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and a Professor of Environmental Policy at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. She researches how narratives in the fields of circular economy, bioeconomy, forestry, food and packaging (do not) contribute to sustainability transformation.

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Dr. Sina Leipold/ Departmentleiterin Umweltpolitik am UFZ
Foto: Andre Künzelmann


This lecture will take place on  Thursday, 15.12.2022, from 18:00h to 20:00h at the Gießhaus of the University of Kassel.

For your online participation, please register HERE.