Footprints and transformations

Event Name Footprints and transformations
Start Date 17 Mar 2020 12:00 pm
End Date 17 Mar 2020 1:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

Tommy WiedmannTommy Wiedmann, Professor of sustainability research in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

Consumption-based accounting or ‘footprint assessment’ provides a unique perspective of environmental and social consequences of consuming goods and services. It reveals indirect, hidden or distant impacts that are often not linked to consumption activities and enables new ways of assigning responsibilities.

This presentation summarises the last seven years of research in the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW Sydney.

About Tommy Wiedmann

Thomas (Tommy) Wiedmann is Professor of sustainability research and is leading the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW Sydney, Australia. In teaching and research, he is guided by the question on how to achieve concurrent human and planetary well-being. Tommy has long-standing expertise is in integrated, quantitative sustainability assessment, industrial ecology and environmental footprint analysis. He is leading the development and application of the Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab), a collaborative research platform for environmentally extended multi-region input-output analysis. Tommy has coordinated a number of sustainability-related research projects funded by European and Australian Governments worth about $6m in total.

His recent research is focusing on urban sustainability and sustainability transformations. In 2012, Tommy received the Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Australia and he has been listed as Highly Cited Researcher annually since 2015.

You can download the slides from Professor Wiedmann's presentation here (297kb).