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Miguel Mendonça Reis Brandão

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About me

Dr. Miguel Brandão is Associate Professor in Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment at KTH, Stockholm. Over the last 19 years, he has taught and researched at a number of organizations around the world.

He works with the use of hard systems approaches that can robustly support decisions towards sustainable development. His research has focused on the integrated assessment of bio-based systems, with emphasis on their impacts on climate change, resource depletion, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

He was/is involved in international standardization initiatives (PAS2050, ILCD, FAO LEAP, ISO, GHG Protocol, UNEP Life Cycle Initiative) in the areas of circular economy, life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting, climate-change metrics, land use and biogenic carbon modelling.

He is the coordinator for research and innovation in circular economy at KTH, and formerly KTH's academic responsible for Latin America in the areas of student recruitment, exchange studies, and business and research collaboration.

His interests include: Circular Economy, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Agroecology, Land Use, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Globalisation, Poverty alleviation, Food Security, Bioenergy, Food Systems.

Currently, he is associate editor in the the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment  (Land Use),  Clean TechnologiesFrontiers in Climate (Carbon Dioxide Removal), Carbon FootprintsStandards, and formerly in the Journal of Industrial Ecology  (LCA), Journal of Cleaner ProductionCleaner Environmental Systems and Sustainability.

In 2012, he received the  SETAC Europe Young Scientist LCA Award.


Circular Economy and Industrial Systems (MJ111V), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Industrial Ecology, Second Cycle (AL227X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Strategies for Sustainable Development, Second Cycle (AL250X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Ecological Economics (AL2190), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Environmental System Analysis and Decision making (AL2181), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Introduction to Industrial Ecology, larger course (MJ2615), examiner | Course web

Life Cycle Assessment (AL2608), teacher | Course web

Sustainable Food Production and Consumption (AL2110), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Transdisciplinary Approaches for System Innovations (AL2115), teacher | Course web