Stefan Bringezu (Prof. Dr.)

Speaker of CESR in the Kassel Institute for Sustainability

Wilhelmshöher Allee 47
34117 Kassel
Raum 1160

CV  (Stefan Bringezu (Prof. Dr.))

Stefan Bringezu is Professor for Sustainable Resource Management and Director at the Centre of Environmental Systems Research (CESR) of the University of Kassel where he chairs the research group on Sustainable Resource Futures.

Prof. Bringezu is member of the International Resource Panel, had advised the former EU´s Environment Commissioner Janis Potocznik, as well as other committees and has served as referee for the evaluation of research for national and international organizations.

Prof. Bringezu's fields of study encompass the analysis of the socio-industrial metabolism and related land use and the instruments to sustain resource supply, use and waste management. He has pioneered methods such as material flows analysis, which is rapidly becoming a widely accepted practice.

Prof. Bringezu has initiated several scientific networks, such as ConAccount, on material flows analysis for sustainability, and is founding member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. Prof. Bringezu earned a degree in biology and PhD in ecosystems analysis from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and a post-doctoral degree at Germany's Technical University of Berlin.

Prof. Bringezu  has authored more than 280 scientific publications. For the International Resource Panel he lead-coordinated the reports on Assessing Biofuels, on Assessing Global Land Use, and on Assessing Global Resource Use. He also co-lead the Global Resources Outlook 2019 report.

Publications  (Stefan Bringezu (Prof. Dr.))



  • Schomberg, Anna C.; Bringezu, Stefan; Beusen, Arthur W. H. (2023): Water quality footprint of agricultural emissions of nitrogen, phosphorus and glyphosate associated with German bioeconomy.
    In: Commun Earth Environ 4 (1). DOI: 10.1038/s43247-023-01054-3.
  • Egenolf, Vincent; Schüngel, Jan; Bringezu, Stefan; Schaldach, Rüdiger (2023): The impact of the German timber footprint on potential species loss in supply regions.
    In: The Science of the total environment, S. 165897. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165897.
  • Bringezu, Stefan (2023): Klima- und Nachhaltigkeitsziele lassen sich nur mit einer Begrenzung des Ressourcenverbrauchs erreichen.
    In: nbau. Nachhaltig Bauen 2023 (3), S. 32–35. Online verfügbar unter
  • Glanz, Dilan; Sameer, Husam; Göbel, Daniela; Wetzel, Alexander; Middendorf, Bernhard; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2023): Comparative environmental footprint analysis of ultra-high-performance concrete using Portland cement and alkali-activated materials.
    In: Front. Built Environ. 9. DOI: 10.3389/fbuil.2023.1196246.
  • Digulla, Finn-Erik; Bringezu, Stefan (2023): Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Mineralization Using Industrial Waste as Feedstock to Produce Cement Substitutes.
    In: Energies 16 (10), S. 4118. DOI: 10.3390/en16104118.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Sameer, Husam; Bringezu, Stefan (2023): Die Ermittlung der Ressourceneffizienz und der Klimabelastung von Bauwerken.
    In: Nabil A. Fouad (Hg.): 2023 Bauphysik Kalender: Wiley, S. 83–118. Online verfügbar unter
  • Schomberg, Anna C.; Bringezu, Stefan (2023): How can the water use of lithium brine mining be adequately assessed?.
    In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling 190, S. 106806. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106806.


  • Bringezu, Stefan (2022): The World Budget.
    Safe and fair resource use for global survival and well-being: Amazon. Online verfügbar unter
  • Sameer, Husam; Behem, Guillaume; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Comparative Analysis of Resource and Climate Footprints for Different Heating Systems in Building Information Modeling.
    In: Buildings 12 (11), S. 1824. DOI: 10.3390/buildings12111824.
  • Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Das Weltbudget.
    Sichere und faire Ressourcennutzung als globale Überlebensstrategie. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. Online verfügbar unter
  • Schomberg, Anna C.; Bringezu, Stefan; Flörke, Martina; Biederbick, Hannes (2022): Spatially explicit life cycle assessments reveal hotspots of environmental impacts from renewable electricity generation.
    In: Commun Earth Environ 3 (1). DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00521-7.
  • Egenolf, Vincent; Distelkamp, Martin; Morland, Christian; Beck-O'Brien, Meghan; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): The timber footprint of German bioeconomy scenarios compared to the planetary boundaries for sustainable roundwood supply.
    In: Sustainable Production and Consumption 33, S. 686–699. DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2022.07.029.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Bock, Jannik; Sameer, Husam; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Environmental Assessment of Carbon Concrete Based on Life-Cycle Wide Climate, Material, Energy and Water Footprints.
    In: Materials (Basel, Switzerland) 15 (14), S. 4855. DOI: 10.3390/ma15144855.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Biotic Part of the Product Material Footprint: Comparison of Indicators Regarding Their Interpretation and Applicability.
    In: Resources 11 (6), S. 56. DOI: 10.3390/resources11060056.
  • Kaiser, Simon; Gold, Stefan; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Environmental and economic assessment of CO2-based value chains for a circular carbon use in consumer products.
    In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling 184, S. 106422. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106422.
  • Kaiser, Simon; Siems, Felix; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Environmental and Economic Performance of CO2-Based Methanol Production Using Long-Distance Transport for H2 in Combination with CO2 Point Sources: A Case Study for Germany.
    In: Energies 15 (7), S. 2507. DOI: 10.3390/en15072507.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Weber, Christian; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Modelling and Simulation of Building Material Flows: Assessing the Potential for Concrete Recycling in the German Construction Sector.
    In: Recycling 7 (2), S. 13. DOI: 10.3390/recycling7020013. Online verfügbar unter
  • Gries, Nadja von; Bringezu, Stefan (2022): Using New Spare Parts for Repair of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment? The Material Footprint of Individual Components.
    In: Resources 11 (2), S. 24. DOI: 10.3390/resources11020024. Online verfügbar unter
  • Ren, Zijian; Jiang, Meng; Chen, Dingjiang; Yu, Yadong; Li, Fei; Xu, Ming; Bringezu, Stefan; Zhu, Bing (2022): Stocks and flows of sand, gravel, and crushed stone in China (1978–2018): Evidence of the peaking and structural transformation of supply and demand.
    In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling 180, S. 106173. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106173.


  • Bringezu, Stefan; Banse, Martin; Ahmann, Lara; Bezama, N. Alberto; Billig, Eric; Bischof, R.; Blanke, C.; Brosowski, Andre; Brüning, Simone; Borchers, M.; Budzinski, Maik; Cyffka, Karl-Friedrich; Distelkamp, Martin; Egenolf, Vincent; Flaute, Markus; Geng, Natalia; Gieseking, Lukas; Graß, Rüdiger; Hennenberg, Klaus; Hering, T.; Iost, Susanne; Jochem, Dominik; Krause, T.; Lutz, Christian; Machmüller, Andrea; Mahro, Bernd; Majer, S.; Mantau, U.; Meisel, K.; Moesenfechtel, Urs; Noke, Anja; Raussen, Thomas; Richter, Felix; Schaldach, Rüdiger; Schweinle, Jörg; Thrän, Daniela; Uglik, M.; Weimar, Holger; Wimmer, Florian; Wydra, S.; Zeug, Walther (2021): Pilot report on the monitoring of the German bioeconomy.
    Unter Mitarbeit von Universität Kassel und Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR).
  • Mostert, C.; Sameer, H.; Glanz, D.; Bringezu, S.; Rosen, A. (2021): Neubau aus Rückbau.
    Wissenschaftliche Begleitung der Planung und Durchführung des selektiven Rückbaus eines Rathausanbaus aus den 1970er-Jahren und der Errichtung eines Neubaus unter Einsatz von Urban Mining (RückRat). Hg. v. Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR). Bonn (BBSR-Online-Publikation, 15/2021). Online verfügbar unter
  • Kaiser, Simon; Prontnicki, Katharina; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): Environmental and economic assessment of global and German production locations for CO 2 -based methanol and naphtha.
    In: Green Chem. 271 (6), S. 122775. DOI: 10.1039/D1GC01546J.
  • Beck-O’Brien, Meghan; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): Biodiversity Monitoring in Long-Distance Food Supply Chains.
    Tools, Gaps and Needs to Meet Business Requirements and Sustainability Goals. In: Sustainability 13 (15), S. 8536. DOI: 10.3390/su13158536.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Sameer, Husam; Glanz, Dilan; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): Climate and resource footprint assessment and visualization of recycled concrete for circular economy.
    In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174, S. 105767. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105767.
  • Bringezu, Stefan; Distelkamp, Martin; Lutz, Christian; Wimmer, Florian; Schaldach, Rüdiger; Hennenberg, Klaus Josef; Böttcher, Hannes; Egenolf, Vincent (2021): Environmental and socioeconomic footprints of the German bioeconomy.
    In: Nature Sustainability 7, S. 10461. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-021-00725-3.
  • Egenolf, Vincent; Vita, Gibran; Distelkamp, Martin; Schier, Franziska; Hüfner, Rebekka; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): The Timber Footprint of the German Bioeconomy—State of the Art and Past Development.
    In: Sustainability 13 (7), S. 3878. DOI: 10.3390/su13073878.
  • Helander, Hanna; Bruckner, Martin; Leipold, Sina; Petit-Boix, Anna; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): Eating healthy or wasting less?.
    Reducing resource footprints of food consumption. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 16 (5), S. 54033. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abe673.
  • Rockström, Johan; Gupta, Joyeeta; Lenton, Timothy M.; Qin, Dahe; Lade, Steven J.; Abrams, Jesse F.; Jacobson, Lisa; Rocha, Juan C.; Zimm, Caroline; Bai, Xuemei; Bala, Govindasamy; Bringezu, Stefan; Broadgate, Wendy; Bunn, Stuart E.; DeClerck, Fabrice; Ebi, Kristie L.; Gong, Peng; Gordon, Chris; Kanie, Norichika; Liverman, Diana M.; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa; Obura, David; Ramanathan, Veerabhadran; Verburg, Peter H.; van Vuuren, Detlef P.; Winkelmann, Ricarda (2021): Identifying a safe and just corridor for people and the planet.
    In: Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1029/2020EF001866.
  • Schomberg, Anna C.; Bringezu, Stefan; Flörke, Martina (2021): Extended life cycle assessment reveals the spatially-explicit water scarcity footprint of a lithium-ion battery storage.
    In: Commun Earth Environ 2 (1), S. 1. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-020-00080-9.
  • Sameer, Husam; Bringezu, Stefan (2021): Building information modelling application of material, water, and climate footprint analysis.
    In: Building Research & Information, S. 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2020.1864266. Online verfügbar unter


  • Banse, Martin; Babayan, T.; Bringezu, S.; Dammer, L.; Egenolf, V.; Göpel, J.: Haufe, H.; Hempel, C.; Hüfner, R.; Millinger, M.; Morland, C. (2020): Eine biobasierte Zukunft in Deutschland – Szenarien und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen.
    Hg. v. EPASO-Konsortium. Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut. Braunschweig. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, Stefan; Banse, Martin; Ahmann, Lara; Bezama, Alberto; Billig, Eric; Bischof, R.; Blanke, C.; Brosowski, Andre; Brüning, Simone; Borchers, M.; Budzinski, Maik; Cyffka, Karl-Friedrich; Distelkamp, Martin; Egenolf, Vincent; Flaute, Markus; Geng, Natalia; Gieseking, Lukas; Graß, Rüdiger; Hennenberg, Klaus; Hering, T.; Iost, Susanne; Jochem, Dominik; Krause, T.; Lutz, Christian; Machmüller, Andrea; Mahro, Bernd; Majer, S.; Mantau, U.; Meisel, K.; Moesenfechtel, Urs; Noke, Anja; Raussen, Thomas; Richter, Felix; Schaldach, Rüdiger; Schweinle, Jörg; Thrän, Daniela; Uglik, M.; Weimar, Holger; Wimmer, Florian; Wydra, S.; Zeug, Walther (2020): Pilotbericht zum Monitoring der deutschen Bioökonomie.
    Unter Mitarbeit von Center for Environmental Systems Research. Online verfügbar unter
  • Müller, Leonard Jan; Kätelhön, Arne; Bringezu, Stefan; McCoy, Sean; Suh, Sangwon; Edwards, Robert; Sick, Volker; Kaiser, Simon; Cuéllar-Franca, Rosa; El Khamlichi, Aïcha; Lee, Jay H.; Assen, Niklas von der; Bardow, André (2020): The carbon footprint of the carbon feedstock CO2.
    In: Energy Environ. Sci. 13 (9), S. 2979–2992. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE01530J.
  • Mostert, Clemens; Sameer, Husam; Glanz, Dilan; Bringezu, Stefan (2020): Urban Mining for Sustainable Cities.
    Environmental Assessment of Recycled Concrete. In: IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 588 (5), S. 52021. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/588/5/052021. Online verfügbar unter
  • Sameer, Husam; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2020): Product Resource and Climate Footprint Analysis during Architectural Design in BIM.
    In: IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 588 (5), S. 52022. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/588/5/052022. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, Stefan (2020): Monitoring der biobasierten Ökonomie.
    Auf zu großem Fuß. In: Politische Ökologie (162), S. 38–44.
  • Turnau, Sebastian; Mignot, Caroline Sophie; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2020): Material or fuel: Comparative cradle-to-grave climate and material footprint analysis for the use of methanol from recycled CO2.
    In: Green Chem. DOI: 10.1039/D0GC02946G.
  • Kaiser, Simon; Bringezu, Stefan (2020): Use of carbon dioxide as raw material to close the carbon cycle for the German chemical and polymer industries.
    In: Journal of Cleaner Production 271, S. 122775. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122775.
  • Bringezu, Stefan; Kaiser, Simon; Turnau, Sebastian (2020): Zukünftige Nutzung von CO2 als Rohstoffbasis der deutschen Chemie- und Kunststoffindustrie.
    Eine Roadmap. Kassel, Germany. Online verfügbar unter
  • IRP (Hg.) (2020): Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century.
    Gearing extractive industries towards sustainable development. Unter Mitarbeit von Ayuk, E. T., Pedro, A. M., Ekins, P., Gatune, J., Milligan, B., Oberle B., Christmann, P., Ali, S., Kumar, S. V, Bringezu, S., Acquatella, J., Bernaudat, L., Bodouroglou, C., Brooks, S., Buergi Bonanomi, E., Clement, J., Collins, N., Davis, K., Davy, A., Dawkins, K., Dom, A., Eslamishoar, F., Franks, D., Hamor, T., Jensen, D., Lahiri-Dutt, K., Petersen, I., Sanders, A. R. D. Nairobi, Kenya (A Report by the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment). Online verfügbar unter


  • Bringezu, Stefan; Kaiser, Simon; Turnau, Sebastian; Mostert, Clemens (2019): Bestimmung des Materialfußabdrucks mit ökobilanziellen Methoden und Softwarelösungen.
    Version 1.1: Generelle Vorgehensweise und beispielhafte Anwendung für Prozesse der CO2-Nutzung. Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel. Kassel. Online verfügbar unter
  • Turnau, Sebastian; Jaspers, Diederik; Marxen, Annika; Naims, Henriette; Bruyn, Sander de; Bringezu, Stefan; Kaiser, Simon; Gimnes Jarøy, Ada; Porteron, Samy; Ombudstvedt, Ingvild; Ellingsen Gran, Maria; Le Den, Xavier; Zotz, Ferdinand; Olfe-Kräutlein, Barbara; Bruijne, Emiel de (2019): Identification and analysis of promising carbon capture and utilisation technologies, including their regulatory aspects.
    Final report - Study. Hg. v. European Commission DG Clima. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, Stefan (2019): Leichter, lichter und weiter - in die Zukunft gedacht.
    In: Der Architekt (3), S. 25–29.
  • Bringezu, Stefan (2019): Toward Science-Based and Knowledge-Based Targets for Global Sustainable Resource Use.
    In: Resources 8 (3), S. 140. DOI: 10.3390/resources8030140.
  • Helander, Hanna; Petit-Boix, Anna; Leipold, Sina; Bringezu, Stefan (2019): How to monitor environmental pressures of a circular economy.
    An assessment of indicators. In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 139 (3), S. 1011. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12924.
  • Oberle, Bruno; Bringezu, Stefan; Hatfield-Dodds, Steve; Hellweg, Stefanie; Schandl, Heinz; Clement, Jessica et al. (2019): UN Global Resources Outlook 2019.
    Natural Resources for the Future We Want. A Report of the International Resource Panel. Nairobi, Kenya. Online verfügbar unter
  • Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan (2019): Measuring Product Material Footprint as New Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method.
    Indicators and Abiotic Characterization Factors. In: Resources 8 (2), S. 61. DOI: 10.3390/resources8020061.
  • Bringezu, S.; Kaiser, S. (2019): Kohlenstoff im Kreislauf – Vision und Wirklichkeit.
    In: Klaus Wiemer, Michael Kern und Thomas Raussen (Hg.): Bioabfall- und stoffspezifische Verwertung II. Witzenhausen: Witzenhausen-Institut f. Abfall, Umwelt u. Energie, S. 53–64.
  • Sameer, Husam; Weber, Viktoria; Mostert, Clemens; Bringezu, Stefan; Fehling, Ekkehard; Wetzel, Alexander (2019): Environmental Assessment of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Using Carbon, Material, and Water Footprint.
    In: Materials (Basel, Switzerland) 12 (6). DOI: 10.3390/ma12060851.
  • Egenolf, Vincent; Bringezu, Stefan (2019): Conceptualization of an Indicator System for Assessing the Sustainability of the Bioeconomy.
    In: Sustainability 11 (2), S. 443. DOI: 10.3390/su11020443. Online verfügbar unter
  • Sameer, Husam; Bringezu, Stefan (2019): Life cycle input indicators of material resource use for enhancing sustainability assessment schemes of buildings.
    In: Journal of Building Engineering 21, S. 230–242. DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2018.10.010.


  • Hoppe, Wieland; Thonemann, Nils; Bringezu, Stefan (2018): Life Cycle Assessment of Carbon Dioxide-Based Production of Methane and Methanol and Derived Polymers.
    In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 22 (2), S. 327–340. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12583.
  • O'Brien, Meghan; Bringezu, Stefan (2018): European Timber Consumption.
    Developing a Method to Account for Timber Flows and the EU's Global Forest Footprint. In: ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 147, S. 322–332. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.01.027.
  • Hoppe, Wieland; Bringezu, Stefan; Wachter, Nadine (2018): Economic assessment of CO2-based methane, methanol and polyoxymethylene production.
    In: Journal of CO2 Utilization 27, S. 170–178. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2018.06.019.
  • Bringezu, S. (2018): Key Strategies to Achieve the SDGs and Consequences for Monitoring Resource Use.
    In: Stephan Hülsmann und Reza Ardakanian (Hg.): Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Monitoring and Implementation of Integrated Resources Management. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 11–34. Online verfügbar unter
  • Mostert, Clemens; Ostrander, Berit; Bringezu, Stefan; Kneiske, Tanja (2018): Comparing Electrical Energy Storage Technologies Regarding Their Material and Carbon Footprint.
    In: Energies 11 (12), S. 3386. DOI: 10.3390/en11123386.


  • O’Brien, Meghan; Wechsler, D.; Bringezu, S.; Schaldach, R. (2017): Toward a systemic monitoring of the European bioeconomy.
    Gaps, needs and the integration of sustainability indicators and targets for global land use. In: Land Use Policy 66, S. 162–171. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.047.
  • O’Brien, Meghan; Bringezu, S. (2017): What Is a Sustainable Level of Timber Consumption in the EU.
    Toward Global and EU Benchmarks for Sustainable Forest Use. In: Sustainability 9 (5), S. 812. DOI: 10.3390/su9050812.
  • Bringezu, S.; Ramaswami, A.; Schandl, H.; O’Brien, Meghan; Pelton, R.; Acquatella, J.; Ayuk, E.; Chiu, A.; Flanegin, R.; Fry, J.; Giljum, S.; Hashimoto, S.; Hellweg, S.; Hosking, K.; Hu, Y.; Lenzen, M.; Lieber, M.; Lutter, S.; Miatto, A.; Singh Nagpure, A.; Obersteiner, M.; van Oers, L.; Pfister, S.; Pichler, P.; Russell, A.; Spini, L.; Tanikawa, H.; van der Voet, E.; Weisz, H.; West, J.; Wiijkman, A.; Zhu, B.; Zivy, R. (2017): Assessing Global Resource Use.
    A systems approach to resource efficiency and pollution reduction. Hg. v. International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi, Kenya. Online verfügbar unter
  • O’Brien, Meghan; Bringezu, S. (2017): Assessing the Sustainability of EU Timber Consumption Trends.
    Comparing Consumption Scenarios with a Safe Operating Space Scenario for Global and EU Timber Supply. In: Land 6 (4), S. 84. DOI: 10.3390/land6040084. Online verfügbar unter


  • Bringezu, S. (2016): Ressourceneffizienz und Bergbau - Urban Mining gehört die Zukunft.
    In: Politische Ökologie (144), S. 106–111.
  • Hoppe, W.; Bringezu, S. (2016): Vergleichende Ökobilanz der CO2-basierten und konventionellen Methan- und Methanolproduktion.
    In: uwf UmweltWirtschaftsForum, S. 1–5. DOI: 10.1007/s00550-016-0389-4. Online verfügbar unter
  • Hoppe, W.; Bringezu, S.; Thonemann, N. (2016): Comparison of global warming potential between conventionally produced and CO2-based natural gas used in transport versus chemical production.
    In: Journal of Cleaner Production 121, S. 231–237. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.042. Online verfügbar unter
  • Murguía, Diego I.; Bringezu, S.; Schaldach, R. (2016): Global direct pressures on biodiversity by large-scale metal mining: Spatial distribution and implications for conservation.
    In: Journal of Environmental Management 180, S. 409–420. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.05.040. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, S.; Potočnik, Janez; Schandl, Heinz; Lu, Yonglong; Ramaswami, Anu; Swilling, Mark; Suh, Sangwon (2016): Multi-Scale Governance of Sustainable Natural Resource Use—Challenges and Opportunities for Monitoring and Institutional Development at the National and Global Level.
    In: Sustainability 8 (8), S. 778. DOI: 10.3390/su8080778.
  • Murguía, Diego I.; Bringezu, S. (2016): Measuring the specific land requirements of large-scale metal mines for iron, bauxite, copper, gold and silver.
    In: PIE 10 (2/3), S. 264. DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2016.082142.


  • O’Brien, Meghan; Schütz, Helmut; Bringezu, S. (2015): The land footprint of the EU bioeconomy.
    Monitoring tools, gaps and needs. In: Land Use Policy 47, S. 235–246. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.04.012. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, Stefan; Schütz, Helmut; O’Brien, Meghan (2015): Measuring and managing the global agricultural footprint of countries’ consumption.
    In: Doris A. Carson und Guy M. Robinson (Hg.): Handbook on the globalisation of agriculture. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing (Handbooks on globalisation), S. 106–124.
  • Bringezu, S. (2015): Possible Target Corridor for Sustainable Use of Global Material Resources.
    In: Resources 4 (1), S. 25–64. DOI: 10.3390/resources4010025. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, S. (2015): On the mechanism and effects of innovation: Search for safety and independence of resource constraints expands the safe operating range.
    In: ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 116 (0), S. 387–400. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.06.001. Online verfügbar unter


  • Bringezu, S.; Schütz, H.; Pengue, W.; O’Brien, Meghan; Garcia, F.; Sims, R.; Howarth, R. W.; Kauppi, L.; Swilling, M.; Herrick, J. (2014): Assessing global land use: balancing consumption with sustainable supply.
  • Bringezu, S. (2014): Targets for global resource consumption.
    In: M. Angrick (Hg.): Factor X: policy, strategies and instruments for a sustainable resource use: Springer, S. 41–64.
  • Bringezu, S.; Schütz, H. (2014): Indikatoren und Ziele zur Steigerung der Ressourcenproduktivität
    (PolRess Arbeitspapier AS, 1.4).
  • Bringezu, S.; Hiete, M. (2014): Von Unternehmen zu Nationen: Skalen eines nachhaltigen Ressourcenmanagements.
    In: Ökologisches Wirtschaften 29, S. 24–25. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, S.; Hiete, M. (2014): Skalen des Nachhaltigen Ressourcenmanagements: von Unternehmen zu Nationen.
    In: Ökologisches Wirtschaften 03-2014, S. 24–25.
  • Bringezu, S. (2014): Carbon recycling for renewable materials and energy supply: recent trends, long-term options, and challenges for research and development.
    In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 18, S. 327–340.


  • Bleischwitz, R.; Fischer, S.; Bringezu, S. (2013): Ressourcen und nachhaltige Entwicklung.
    In: H. Ihne (Hg.): Einführung in die Entwicklungspolitik: Lit-Verlag, S. 113–125.
  • Bringezu, S. (2013): Nachhaltiges Ressourcen-Management: eine Herausforderung für die Politik und die Wissenschaft.
    In: Támop-Humboldt Kolleg für den Umwelt- und Klimaschutz, 3. Dezember 2009 und 21. Oktober 2010 in Sopron Universität Westungarn. Sopron: Univ. of West Hungary Press.
  • Bringezu, S. (2013): Potenziale und Perspektiven für Urban Mining.
    In: S. Flamme (Hg.): 13. Münsteraner Abfallwirtschaftstage: FH Münster, S. 115–120. Online verfügbar unter
  • Wang, H.; Yue, Q.; Lu, Z.; Schütz, H.; Bringezu, S. (2013): Total material requirement of growing China: 1995-2008.
    In: Resources 2, S. 270–285. Online verfügbar unter
  • Nuss, P.; Gardner, K. H.; Bringezu, S. (2013): Environmental implications and costs of municipal solid waste-derived ethylene.
    In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 17, S. 912–925. Online verfügbar unter
  • Bringezu, S.; Schütz, H. (2013): Ziele und Indikatoren für die Umsetzung von ProgRess
    (PolRess Arbeitspapier).
  • Bringezu, S. (2013): Antworten zu ausgwählten Fragen der Enquetekommission "Zukunft der chemischen Industrie" des Landtages NRW zur Anhörung am 20. Sept. 2013 "Rohstoffsituation - Schwerpunkt Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffsubstitution".


  • Bringezu, S.; O’Brien, Meghan; Schutz, H. (2012): Beyond biofuels: Assessing global land use for domestic consumption of biomass A conceptual and empirical contribution to sustainable management of global resources.
    In: Land Use Policy 29, S. 224–232.
  • O’Brien, Meghan; Fischer, S.; Schepelmann, P.; Bringezu, S. (2012): Resource efficiency in European industry.
  • Nuss, P.; Bringezu, S.; Gardner, K. H. (2012): Waste-to-materials.
    The longterm option. In: A. Karagiannidis (Hg.): Waste to energy: opportunities and challenges for developing and transition economies: Springer, S. 1–26.
  • Dittrich, M.; Bringezu, S.; Schutz, H. (2012): The physical dimension of international trade, part 2: Indirect global resource flows between 1962 and 2005.
    In: ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 79, S. 32–43.
  • Kovanda, J.; van de Sand, I.; Schutz, H.; Bringezu, S. (2012): Economy-wide material flow indicators: Overall framework, purposes and uses and comparison of material use and resource intensity of the Czech Republic, Germany and the EU-15.
  • Weiss, M.; Haufe, J.; Carus, M.; Brandao, M.; Bringezu, S.; Hermann, B.; Patel, M. K. (2012): A Review of the Environmental Impacts of Biobased Materials.
    In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 16, S. 169–181.
  • Bringezu, S.; Kuemmerer, K. (2012): Nachhaltiges Ressourcen- und Stoffstrommanagement.
    Zwischen Gigatonnen und Mikrogramm. In: Gaia-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 21, S. 69–72.