Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

Factor X

Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Editors: Lehmann, Harry (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the scientific challenges of the topic of a sustainable resource use in the context of current developments in society and politic
  • Complements the two previous Factor X publications and presents about 20 concrete examples to increase resource efficiency and reach a “Factor X” (good and best practice)
  • Benefits researchers, policy makers and politicians who work in the field of resource efficiency and sustainable resource use
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About this book

This book describes and analyses necessities for a more resource-efficient world. It discusses solutions for a more sustainable use of natural resources, addressing decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry, academia, civil society, and the media. The book presents strategies, concrete ways and examples of achieving more sustainable resource use in practice.

Following on from two previous titles published on Factor X by the Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency), entitled “Factor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use” (2013) and “Factor X: Re-source – Designing the Recycling Society” (2014), this book further investigates how savings in natural resources and resource efficiency improvements could be achieved, focusing on good practice examples that cover different resource categories, pursue different efficiency strategies and come from different sectors, e.g. innovative products or services, technology, man

agement approaches, systemic approaches, etc.

The background against which this work is done has a highly comprehensive span, from the first Declaration of the Factor X Club in the nineties, to the European Commission’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe that was published in September 2011, through to the German Federal government’s German Resource Efficiency Programme (ProgRess I and II) in 2012 and 2016, the G7 Alliance for Resource Efficiency, and most recently the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

About the authors

Harry Lehmann, General Director, Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

A physicist, Dr. Harry Lehmann has been General Director of Division I “Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies” of the German Federal Environment Agency since 2004. He was an early member, and is now the President, of the Factor 10 Club for resource productivity and sustainable use of natural resources. He is one of the founders of Eurosolar, the European Association for Renewable Energy. In 2011 he became Executive Chairman of the World Renewable Energy Council. He has published several books. Since 1985, Harry Lehmann has lectured at various universities, most recently at the Leuphana University of Luneburg. 

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • Factor X – 25 Years – “Factor X Concept” Is Essential for Achieving Sustainable Development

    Pages 3-12

    Lehmann, Harry (et al.)

  • Necessities for a Resource Efficient Europe

    Pages 13-30

    Rijnhout, Leida (et al.)

  • Global Megatrends and Resource Use – A Systemic Reflection

    Pages 31-43

    Lorenz, Ullrich (et al.)

  • Data, Indicators and Targets for Comprehensive Resource Policies

    Pages 45-69

    Lutter, Stephan (et al.)

  • The Critical Raw Materials Concept: Subjective, Multifactorial and Ever-Developing

    Pages 71-92

    Kosmol, Jan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Factor X
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
Editors
  • Harry Lehmann
Series Title
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50079-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50079-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50078-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84312-4
Series ISSN
1389-6970
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 452
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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