March 3rd 2003 - soon to come, some examples of rebound and immaterialisation developed by Stephen Simmons of Addico-Cornix, Pennti Malaska of Turku and Barry Hughes of Denver. They help to clarify the concepts of rebound in relation to ICT. This will be accompanied by some previous examples from Professor Robert Ayres of INSEAD. Feel free to comment by visiting the Livre d'Or accessible from the pull-down menu or sending a mail to me


March 2nd 2003 - some examples of different types of information - symbolic, morphologic, knowledge and thermodynamic information and exergy. Feel free to comment by visiting the Livre d'Or accessible from the pull-down menu.


Febuary 20th 2003 - problems with Netscape browser fixed, hopefully. Addico-Cornix links updated. Sign-up on the livre d'or now possible.


Febuary 17th 2003 - the new TERRA2000 CMER-INSEAD collaboration website goes online! Easier to navigate, bristling with quality reserach results, historical data, downloadable reports and now with a 'Livre D'or' where you can sign-on to receive updates.



Linking into the larger research picture:

Your there already!

Immaterialisation-Dematerialisation. We'd better be sure we are alll tallking the same language!


Quantfying EU rebound and (imat)-dematerialisation trends using Advanced Sustainability Analysis.


From Denver Univesrity you get the full gambit from Barry Hughes and the IFs, International Futures model. Perhaps the only global model to consider the dynamics of social-environmental and equity domains! You can download a version and play God! Seriously though a super tool.

The NEMO and INSIGHT dynamics models.

The models consider the impacts of the Global Networked Knowledge Society (GKNS).


Macroeconomics of Technology, Growth and Development

Microeconomics of Technology and Industrial Dynamics

Strategy, Logistics and Innovation Management


The very interesting work on ecological restructuring of industrial societies by Professor Udo E. Simonis.

RAND are responsible for TERRA project management. Johnathon Cave researches ISTs and the human aspects of sustainability and the rebound effect.

Professor Raoul Weiler is considering how ICT developments may impact agriculture and food supplies. His is President of the Brussels Chapter of the Club of Rome.



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