Working Group Digital Technology for Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Andreas Möller specialises in life cycle assessment (LCA) and in particular Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA). This includes the development and application of the formal methods behind ISO standard 14051. MFCA calculations imply the need to determine new steady states in our industrial metabolism, particularly for the large scale flows of processes on which our modern ways of life are dependent (such as ammonia), but about which consumers tend to know rather little. Andreas' PhD student Johan Velez from Medellin is examining the rebound effect and formal methods to assess these. These may take into account, for example, alternative behavioural drivers and scenarios.

Helmut Faasch is involved in the YEEES project (Yields of Evocative Entrepreneurial approaches on Environment and Society). The project focuses on transdisciplinary research topics affecting Education, Culture, Business, and Sustainability and is devoted to the Democracy, Digital Media, and Health. It aims at forming a Training Center as well as a Research Center for Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, Sustainability / Responsible behavior and Information Technology / Computing Science and is carried out in collaboration of partners from Germany, Namibia, South Africa, and Mozambique. Prof. Faasch is further involved in the HeDis (Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability) that brings together the practical and research orientated aspects of ICT for supporting the country’s sustainability efforts (partners are Nelson Mandela Metroplitan University and University of Oldenburg). Finally, he is actively involved in the platform “Grünes Wissen”, contributing his expertise in ICT and digital media.