Official side event

  1. Side event 1:
    Second International Round Table on Materials Criticality
  2. Side event 2:
    Latest global trends in visualization of sustainability -Measuring ESG and CE-

Side event 1

Title Second International Round Table on Materials Criticality IRTC
Date EcoBalance Tokyo, October 9, 2018
Venue Room 115, 11F, KFC Hall & Rooms
Official website
October 9
9:00‐12:50: Presentations
9:00‐9:10 Welcome Keisuke Nansai, NIES
9:10‐9:40 Introduction to Circular Economy as seen by the International Resource Panel Ester an der Voet, Leiden University
9:40‐10:00 Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Goals Guido Sonnemann, University of Bordeaux
10:00‐10:20 Sustainability and natural resource conflicts David Sussman, New York University
10:20‐10:40 The NEDO and AIST approaches on Criticality Hiroki Hatayama, AIST (National Insitute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
10:40‐11:00 Japan's use of critical raw materials tbc
11:00‐11:30 Coffee Break
11:30‐11:50 Korea's Circular Economy Framework Kyoung‐Mook Lim, KIRAM (Korea Institute for Rare Metals)
11:50‐12:10 Circular economy and standardization in Korea Min‐Ha Lee, KITECH (Korea Institute for Industrial Technology)
12:10‐12:30 Chinese perspective on critical and strategic materials and the circular economy Weiqiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:30‐12:50 tbc
12:50‐14:00 Lunch Break
14:00‐16:45: Round Table
14:00‐14:05 Welcome Keisuke Nansai, NIES
14:05‐14:20 Introduction to IRTC and summary of the last Round Table in Vancouver Alessandra Hool, ESM Foundation
14:20‐14:40 Summary of the first Consortium paper draft, presentation of an idea for a Criticality Assessments decision tree Dieuwertje Schrijvers, University of Bordeaux
14:40‐15:00 Discussion
15:00‐15:15 Coffee Break
15:15‐16:15 Round Table discussion on "Criticality and Circular Economy" Basic question: Can the concept of criticality support the circular economy? If yes, how?
  • Which part(s) of the previous outcomes are relevant to the circular economy?
  • Can circularity help to reduce the dissipative use of CRMs?
  • Can criticality be used as an indicator to prioritize elements or agenda goals?
  • How do we deal with trade.offs regarding reducing ecological impacts and saving resources?
  • How will changes in demand of raw materials due to transitions in energy and mobility affect economic systems?
  • What is the relation between criticality, circular economy and the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Can the circular economy reduce the risks of supply shocks?
  • How are circularity indicators integrated into LCA? How is criticality integrated into LCA? Is this comparable/compatible?
  • Are circularity and criticality similar with regards to the definition of scope (e.g. national, global, industrial perspectives)?
  • How do urban stocks and urban mining relate to circularity and criticality?
Consortium partners, invited Advisory Board members, morning speakers
16:15‐16:45 Questions and contribution from the audience All
From 17:00 Further discussion and Apéritif at the Eco‐Balance Welcome Reception

Side event 2

Title Latest global trends in visualization of sustainability -Measuring ESG and CE-
Date October 9, 2018, 10:00-15:00
Venue Part 1, 3 : Room 109, 10F, KFC Hall & Rooms
Part2 : Cafe & Dining Azalea, Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku
Registration Required <>
Flyer Flyer (in Japanese)


* Most programs are held in English with Japanese translations at anytime.

Part 1 10:00-11:45 1. Latest trends of LCA in Europe -Measuring ESG and CE- Mark Goedkoop, Founder of PRe Consultants
2. SimaPro new features -beyond the LCA expert- Eric Mieras, Managing Director of PRe Consultants
3. IDEA with SimaPro, differences from using a spreadsheet (Japanese) Naoki Makino, TCO2
Part 2 12:00-13:15 SimaPro/IDEA User Lunch Meeting -
Part 3 13:30-15:00 1. Future development directions of IDEA Kiyotaka Tahara, Leader of Research Laboratory for IDEA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2. Overview of New LCA Database Initiative CDLCI Eric Mieras, Managing Director of PRe Consultants
3. Discussion All