Hope y’all enjoyed the conference!

The joint 11th International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and the 4th ISIE Asia-Pacific conference was held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November 2014. The conference title was Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements.

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The conference program is available for download. Please click here for more information.


We had 130 delegates from over 20 different countries.

Keynote speakers

We had some fabulous keynote speakers, including Stefan Bringezu, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Thomas Graedel, Peter Laybourn, Manfred Lenzen, Hiroki Tanikawa and Arnold Tukker. Check them out here.

Who attended?

Scientists, engineers, the policy community, students … anyone interested in exploring how environmental concerns interact with economic activities.
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Check out accommodation options here.
More information on Melbourne sightseeing and public transport here.

For early career researchers – graduate students (masters and PhD) and recently awarded PhDs (within the last 3 to 4 years) – the Student Organising Committee arranged additional prizes, activities and workshops for the conference. The schedule of activities included an all day workshop on Sunday 16 November.


Organised by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (Australia) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan).

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CSIRO | National Institute for Environmental Studies
International Society for Industrial Ecology