Robust strategies for sustainable resource management depend on a solid understanding of the physical economy – the anthropogenic stocks and flows of matter and energy. MinFuture provides a framework for the description and monitoring of the physical economy using Material Flow Analysis (MFA). It distinguishes and visualises seven components, which are organised in a hierarchical structure (pyramid). This factsheet presents the framework and summarizes the project results.
European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation), International
- Published by
Ecologic Institute, Germany
- 2 pp.
- Project ID
Natural Resources Exploration and Exploitation, Industrial waste, International trade, Global material flows and supply, Material flows and stocks, Mineral strategies, System analysis, Waste, Primary and Secondary resources, Resource Classification, Demand and Supply forecasting, Foresight / Forecast, Material flows analysis, System analysis, Demand and Supply forecastingGlobal, EuropeFactsheet