Sustainability & Environmental Systems

We study various environmental and sustainability challenges. Our research is science and praxis-oriented, as we work together with other research institutions and industry. Our goal is to broaden our expertise and work with state-of-the-art challenges on the topics listed below.

 

Sustainable Transitions Modelling

One of our main tasks is to use mathematical modelling in problem-solving. Modelling is also an effective tool to analyse different systems and processes from the environmental, sustainability, technological, economic and social perspective. Models help to simulate real systems by using fewer resources (e.g., experiments, costs etc.), as well as allow us to analyse and understand system or process behaviour over time. Moreover, the results of modelling can be applied in the decision and policy-making process.

We develop models using the following modelling and assessment techniques:

  • life cycle assessment,

  • system dynamics,

  • multi-criteria analysis,

  • optimization,

  • process design workflow etc.

We have applied these modelling techniques to answer complex questions in waste management, agriculture, forestry and other sectors to promote the transition from a linear to a circular economy.

Leader of the research direction

Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Latvia Jelgavas iela 1, Riga
LV-1004, Latvia

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