Partnerships Industrial Ecology

Overview of partnerships of the department of Industrial Ecology

International Society for Industrial Ecology

The International Society for Industrial Ecology promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, and facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities. The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.

MSc Industrial Ecology

Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam have a joined MSc programme Industrial Ecology which operates since september 2004. Read more about this Msc Industrial Ecology program.

SENSE research school

CML participates in the The SENSE Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment. It is a joint venture of the environmental research institutes of nine Dutch universities.

UNEP/SETAC life cycle initiative

CML participates in the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) launched an International Life Cycle Partnership, known as the Life Cycle Initiative, to enable users around the world to put life cycle thinking into effective practice. The initiative responds the call by Governments around the world for a life cycle economy in the Malmo Declaration (2000). It contributes to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, as requested at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002).


ConAccount is a topical section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. It is is a network of institutions working on Material Flow Analysis (MFA) as a tool for environmental sustainability assessment.
The basic objectives of ConAccount are:

  • to support the information exchange between the scientists developing MFA and the users of the results,
  • to provide the basis for the development of a coherent framework of MFA methodology,
  • to promote the use of MFA for statistics and policy.

Last Modified: 05-01-2011