Publication receives prestigious recognition

The article “A review on the circular economy: the expected transition to a balanced interplay between environmental and economic systems” by Catia Cialani at Dalarna University (among others) has been awarded by the prestigious international Journal “Journal of Cleaner Production"

The article by Patrizia Ghisellini (Parthenope University), Catia Cialani (Dalarna University) and Sergio Ulgiati (Parthenope University), as pointed out by the Journal of Cleaner Production, is one of the most read and even most cited articles. In less than 5 years the article attracted the interest of more than 3300 readers and received several citations equal to 1080.

- We chose to publish in the Journal of Cleaner Production because of its high quality and focus on sustainability. Thanks to the publication of the article, I am now one of the most cited researchers at Dalarna University. Furthermore, the potential exists to establish a new major field of research here, says Dr Catia Cialani, Senior Lecturer in Economics.

The interview with the authors highlights that the high interest and impact of the article has led to new collaborations and international projects as well as proposals for articles and chapters on volumes.

- We were contacted by Sheffield University to be part of a European project on circular economy. We got funds for a project called ReTraCE (Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy: Models, Methods and Applications) which is a research project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks and will support the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, says Catia.

The consortium of the project is formed by 10 Partners which are represented by Universities, Research Centers, and many stakeholders. Within the project 15 PhD students were hired by the consortium. Dalarna University hired one of the PhD students.

- Our contribution is to investigate economic and fiscal policy tools to implement the Circular Economy. The results of our research will support the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, says Catia Cialani.


Read the article: A review on the circular economy: the expected transition to a balanced interplay between environmental and economic systems

More about the ReTraCE project: http://www.retrace-itn.eu/

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