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Events im Bereich Nachhaltige Entwicklung (en)

June 2021 - Sucess factors for revitalising post-mining areas


Post-mining areas can be a potential for economic development; a frequently visited tourist destination, an oasis of wild life, or a showcase of the mining region. They can also relate to environmental or social problems that raise concerns and even resistance to new mineral resource exploitation developments. Revitalization, understood as a socio-economic or natural revival, has been implemented for hundreds of years before this concept entered legal systems. However, not all planned revitalisation projects are successful. Why? The aim of the workshop is to present selected examples, and define and discuss about success factors or reasons for failure with people dealing with the management of revitalized facilities on a daily basis. Also a study will be conducted to rank the success and failure factors. The workshop is addressed to representatives of: mining industry, self-governments, museums and other facilities established in post-mining areas, the R&D sector, mining enterprises, consulting companies, institutions managing funds for revitalisation, students, and all enthusiasts of mining heritage. We cordially invite you to the first workshop of the ReviRIS project to learn from each other!   Register here: Download the program

September 2021- 20th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production


TU Graz

The 2021 conference is organized by “StadtLABOR” a SME working on Innovations for Urban Quality of Life (, in cooperation with the ERSCP Society ( ERSCP stands for the European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, a society that organizes and promotes activities in the field of Sustainable Consumption and Production. Part of this are a series of conferences in the field of Sustainable Consumption and Production and Cleaner Production since 1994. erscp21 covers a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” meets the core target of the conference. But many other issues are in the focus as well, like SDG 4 “Quality of Education”, SDG 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”, SDG 7 “Affordable and Cleaner Energy”, SDG 9 “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”, SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” and SDG 13 “Climate Action”.erscp21 will consider the possibilities to reduce the emission of climate-relevant gases during production as well as to reduce upstream emissions by changing consumer behaviour. It will be essential that cities – where already more than half of the world’s population lives – and economic sectors reduce emissions, adapt to climate change, and take resilience measures. Changing consumption behaviour will be an important issue in building a closed cycle economy, especially urban closed cycles including the forced utilization of local resources. The Resources Innovation Center Leoben is part of this congress with a plenary speech with the title "EURECA-PRO, The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production: An Alliance for Sustainability" presented by Susanne Feiel the head of RIC Leoben. More information can be found at the webpage: For participating please register here: