平尾研究室

environment and energy

Life Cycle Engineering

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns through life cycle assessment

  • (12) つくる責任 つかう責任

Overview

In order to realize a sustainable society where the environmental burden is contained to one planet, and the wellbeing of people and society is achieved, it is necessary to change the consumption and production patterns as a social system. To this end, many technologies are being studied and developed to solve problems. The social value of new technologies and new materials will be clarified through life cycle assessment. While assessing the social value of new technology, we design a social system in which the technology can be implemented and demonstrate its value. We will build a framework that integrates diverse perspectives such as the provision of information from production to consumption, pro-environmental behavior of consumers, new business models such as sharing, understanding of local needs, utilization of traditional wisdom, and the construction of social infrastructure to support these efforts.

Instructor / Laboratory
Masahiko HIRAO
HIRAO Laboratory
持続可能な消費と生産に関する政策立案のための13の機会
13 opportunities for sustainable consumption and production policy-making

 

持続可能な消費と生産パターンへの転換に向けた5つの連携アプローチ
Five Collaborative Approaches to Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

Masahiko HIRAO / HIRAO Laboratory