Circularity across scales

Circularity across scales

Conveners: Saskia Visser, Hans van Meijl and Christina Chroni

The circular, climate robust society covers all sectors and systems that rely on biological
resources (animals, plants, micro-organisms and derived biomass, including organic waste),
their functions and principles. It includes and interlinks: land and marine ecosystems and the
services they provide; all primary production sectors that use and produce biological resources
(agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture); and all economic and industrial sectors that
use biological resources and processes to produce food, feed, bio-based products, energy and
services.
This session provides a platform for papers that provide building blocks for the circular society
including efficient use of land, water and energy, carbon sequestration, change in consumer
behavior, as well as effective governance and discusses the consequences of choices in the
transition towards a circular and climate positive society, the interactions over different scales,
the biggest leaks, and the best options to close circles. A selection of papers from this session
will be published in Science of the Total Environment after a peer review process.