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Heinz Schandl


Dr Heinz Schandl, PhD in Sociology and MA in Social and Economic Sciences, is a senior science leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra where he leads a research group for urban and industrial transformations and coordinates circular economy research. He is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University in Japan, a member of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) International Resource Panel and the immediate past president of the International Society of Industrial Ecology. He is the waste impact management lead for the Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub of the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and the chair of the metrics working group of the Australian Circular Economy Hub. His research focusses on social theory, industrial metabolism, and environmental and sustainability policy to support evidence-based policy for resource efficiency, waste minimization, greenhouse gas abatement and the circular economy.

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