• UCL Twitter account
  • UCL YouTube channel
  • UCL Facebook page
  • UCL SoundCloud channel
  • UCL iTunes store

Information for Staff


Select dates to view past and future events

12:00 - 13:00 6 June 2014

UCL ISR lunch time seminar: impacts of resource use


Jevons Room | Central House (link Map)
14 Upper Woburn Place | London | WC1H 0NN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Ester van der Voet, Associate Professor, Leiden University

Resources are the physical basis of national economies. Resource extraction at the national level is accounted for by different institutions, among others via Material Flow Accounting. This allows for keeping track of shifting patterns of resource use, and for comparing the resource basis of different countries. To interpret these accounts, it is important to add a dimension of valuation: what societal issues are attached to the use of resources? On the one hand, resources are the basis of our wealth. On the other, they are associated with scarcity issues and environmental impacts. Scarcity and environmental impacts increasingly become constraints for resource use. In various research projects, methods are developed to obtain an insight in those issues. The impact assessment connected to Life Cycle Assessment is a very important part of such methodologies.


Aimee Walker
+44 (0)203 108 5935 | aimee.walker@ucl.ac.uk


To register for tickets

UCL Front Quad