On 24th- 29th September 2023, our partner SSSA participated in the 18th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which brought together 646 scientists, researchers and experts in the field of sustainable development from 58 countries.
The conference was dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from the use of natural resources and by a transition to a knowledge-based economy, all taking into account the economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainable development.
On 25th September, during the conference, Giulia Casamento from SSSA presented their work in CORALIS on a literature review of regulatory barriers in IS. Starting from the experience and results of the CORALIS H2020 Project, the research “Industrial Symbiosis: EU national policies to overcome the regulatory/legal barriers to the exchange of resource, electricity and heat” has explored and analyzed the political tools, used in various European countries, to support the overcoming of regulatory barriers that hinder industrial symbiosis. Among the main findings, the study highlights the importance of partnerships and collaborations by central government bodies with public/private institutions/agencies/research institutes specialized in environmental issues and industrial symbiosis, as well as the importance of prepare ad hoc communication channels, such as ministerial websites, to guarantee effective information and transparency on regulatory aspects linked to industrial symbiosis.
Authors of this work include: Giulia Casamento (Sustainability Management Lab, Management Institute, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy), Alice Alosi (Sustainability Management Lab, Management Institute, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy), Eleonora Annunziata (Sustainability Management Lab, Management Institute Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy), Roberta Montesano (RINA Consulting S.p.A), Federica Cugnach (RINA Consulting S.p.A), Francesco Rizzi (University of Perugia) and Marco Frey (Sustainability Management Lab, Management Institute Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy).