Jacqueline Cramer lecture
The Roland Clift Annual Lecture for 2016 took place on the 29 June, and brought together over 100 academics, researchers and industry partners working at the forefront of sustainability research and practice.
The organisers were delighted to welcome the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor G Q Max Lu, Provost Professor Michael Kearney and Professor Jonathan Seville, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, to the event.
The Roland Clift lecture welcomed Jacqueline Cramer, Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University. Professor Cramer addressed the challenges of transitioning towards a ‘circular economy’ (an economic and industrial system based on reusing products and raw materials) using the Amsterdam region as a case study. Her main message was that the circular economy provides significant opportunities for economic, environmental and social benefits but in order to grasp these opportunities we all need to take responsibility and work together to make the transition.
Take a look at Professor Jacqueline Cramer's presentation (PDF).