Material efficiency for climate change mitigation

Editorial on the Special Issue on Material Efficiency


[A]ny legitimate pathway to net‐zero GHG emissions must include significant changes to the ways societies manufacture and utilize materials. The 19 papers in this special issue… highlight the many ways in which the IE [industrial ecology] community, with its rigorous system‐oriented tools and unparalleled materials cycle expertise, can take center stage in better quantifying, communicating, and realizing the benefits of ME [material efficiency] strategies in climate change mitigation efforts.

Journal of Industrial Ecology