Dec 12-13, 2021, Virtual

2021 International Conference on Cleaner Production and Sustainability

Focus on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Belt and Road Initiatives

Informs & News

 Congratulations to the Best Paper Awards  Winners!
  CPS2021 Program available now, click to view the program and live links.
  Openning Ceremony will be start at 2021/12/12 08:00 (Time zone: Manila, Philippines UTC +8:00).
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Conference Introduction

The global challenges facing humanity today serve as a reminder of the finite nature and limitations of the planet Earth. Health and environmental crises manifest worldwide from the current COVID-19 pandemic to the increasingly felt impacts of climate change. These consequences of unsustainable consumption and production patterns threaten the socioeconomic gains in many countries and highlight the need for stronger cooperation and actions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) aims to promote the economic prosperity and cooperation of the Belt and Road (B&R) Countries for lasting peace and development. B&R Countries are mostly at the middle or low end of global value chains, typically associated with challenges like low resource efficiency, environmental pollution, and ecological degradation. Especially in the context of the current global climate governance and aspirations for carbon-neutrality, urgent actions fostering sustainable consumption and production are needed. The BRI presents an opportunity for sustainability in promoting green cooperation and development of B&R Countries.

This conference aims to promote research on BRI and cooperation on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the B&R Countries. Research priorities may focus on regional and national issues of cleaner production and sustainable consumption in relevant industries under the BRI, and how to further implement the idea that "prevention is better than governance" and to promote "full life cycle thinking" to achieve the SDGs under the climate governance goals such as carbon neutrality.


CPS 2021 is hosted by De La Salle University,which is proactive to promote interdisciplinary scientific communication and intensify the expertise of each discipline to advance sustainable consumption and production, and sustainability under the Belt and Road Initiatives.

CPS 2021 will include invited keynote speeches, plenary sessions, editorial panel discussion, B&R Countries R&D panel discussion, and parallel sessions on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Cleaner Production and Advanced Manufacturing / Industry 4.0
  • Cleaner Production Standards and Indicators
  • Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency
  • Circular Economy and Value Chain
  • Circular Economy and Plastics
  • Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality
  • Regional Sustainability of the B&R Countries
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Eco-Innovation / Design for Sustainability
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Environmental Health and Risk
  • Environmental System Engineering
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Industrial Process Optimization
  • Product Services System and Sharing Economy
  • SCP and Digital Economy

Keynote Speakers  updating...

Don Huisingh

University of Tennessee

Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

Brno University of Technology

Cecilia M. Villas Bôas de Almeida

Universidade Paulista

Ming Xu

University of Michigan


Conference Chair

  • Anthony S.F. Chiu, De La Salle University


  • Yutao Wang, Fudan University
  • Kathleen Aviso, De La Salle University

Scientific Committee  updating...

  • Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Brno University of Technology
  • Cecília Maria Villas Bôas de Almeida, Paulista University
  • Ning Duan, Tongji University
  • Baoshan Huang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jun Bi, Nanjing University
  • Lei Shi, Nanchang University
  • Mingzhou Jin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Rupert Baumgartner, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Wei-Qiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nikolay Dentchev, University of Brussels
  • Dabo Guan, Tsinghua University
  • Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark
  • Gjalt Huppes, Universiteit Leiden
  • Klaus Hubacek, University of Groningen
  • Lars Hansson, Lund University
  • Marie Harder, University of Brighton
  • Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Montpellier Business School
  • Jin-Kuk Kim, Hanyang University
  • Lim Ming Kim, Chongqing University
  • Thomas Lindhqvist, Lund University
  • Gang Liu, University of Southern Denmark
  • Tomás Ramos, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • Hualin Wang, East China University of Science and Technology
  • Arnold Tukker, Leiden University
  • Krzysztof Urbaniec, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Sergio Ulgiati, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope
  • Maria Theresa (Maite) Moreira Vilar, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

  • Petar S. Varbanov, Brno University of Technology
  • Ming Xu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Zhifu Mi, University College London
  • Sai Liang, Guangdong University of Technology
  • Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, University of Technology, Malaysia
  • Giovanni Baiocchi, University of Maryland
  • Giorgio Besagni, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A
  • Hua Cai, Purdue University
  • Sandra Caeiro, Universidade Aberta
  • Kai Fang, Zhejiang University
  • Kuishuang Feng, University of Maryland
  • Chew Tin Lee, University of Technology, Malaysia
  • Panate Manomaivibool, Mae Fah Luang University
  • Jing Meng, University College London
  • Sandro Nizetic, University of Split
  • Shen Qu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ming-Lang Tseng, Asia University
  • Xin Tong, Peking University
  • Jian Zuo, University of Adelaide
  • Zhen Leng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Yee Van Fan, Brno University of Technology
  • Thokozani Majozi, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Athanasios I. Papadopoulos, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas
  • Konstantinos Salonitis, Cranfield University Cranfield
  • Bruno Silvestre, University of Manitoba
  • Meisam Tabatabaei, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Richard Wood, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Hongbing Yu, Nankai University
  • Yu Feng, Taiyuan University of Technology

Program & Live

Time zone: Manila, Philippines (UTC +8:00)
DETAILED PROGRAM: v 7.5 2021/12/10 update view online pdf file
Date Time Session Detail YouTube link BiliBili link
2021/12/12 08:00-09:00 Plenary | Opening Ceremony & Plenary 1-2 detail watch watch
09:00-12:00 Session SA1 | Energy & MSW detail watch watch
Session SA2 | CE & RE detail watch watch
Session SA3 | B&R Sustainability detail watch watch
Session SA4 | CP & SMS / IND 4.0 detail watch watch
13:00-16:00 Session SP1 | CC & CO Neutral detail watch watch
Session SP2 | CE & RE detail watch watch
Session SP3 | CO Neutral & Eco-Innov detail watch watch
Session SP4 | Envi Eng & Envi Health detail watch watch
16:00-17:00 Editorial Panel Discussion detail watch watch
2021/12/13 13:00-15:00 Session MP1 | PSS & Plastic detail watch watch
Session MP2 | CE, FEW Nexus & EPR detail watch watch
Session MP3 | B&R Sustainability detail watch watch
Session MP4 | CP Indicators detail watch watch
15:00-16:00 Plenary | Keynotes 3-4 detail watch watch
16:00-17:00 Post-Glasgow COP26 Roundtable Discussion detail watch watch
18:00-21:00 Session MN1 | CE, FEW, Value Chain detail watch watch
Session MN2 | CC & CO Neutral detail watch watch
Session MN3 | CE & RE detail watch watch
Session MN4 | Ind Process Optim detail watch watch
21:00-21:30 Plenary | Closing Ceremony detail watch watch

* Timezone: UTC +8:00

Best Paper Awards

Cristina Cambeses Franco

University of Santiago de Compostela

Tackling nutritional excellence and environmental sustainability at the core of the Atlantic and EAT-Lancet diets

Cristina Cambeses Franco, Gumersindo Feijoo, María Teresa Moreira, Sara González García

Introduction of the presenter:
Cristina Cambeses Franco is current a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN). In 2020 she was awarded with a FPU (University teaching training) scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Universities to carry out her PhD thesis at the Environmental Biotechnology Group (BioGroup) that belongs to Cross-Research Center in Environmental Technologies (CRETUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela under the supervision of Professors Gumersindo Feijoo and María Teresa Moreira. Her main interests are based on the analysis and characterization of food production systems and dietary patterns considering the nexus between health, economy, nutrition and sustainability.

Peipei Chen

University College London

The heterogenous role of energy policies in Asia-Pacific emerging economies’ energy transition

Peipei Chen, Yi Wu, Pan He, Deyu Li, Jing Meng, D’Maris Coffman, Dabo Guan

Introduction of the presenter:
Peipei Chen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. She was an exchange student at the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in 2021, and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge in 2019. Her research interests include climate change policy and energy system modelling analysis.

Min Dai

Fudan University

The lifecycle GHGs emissions of pulp and paper industry imply national pathways towards carbon neutrality

Min Dai, Mingxing Sun, Bin Chen, Yutao Wang

Introduction of the presenter:
Min Dai is current a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University. Her research fields include Environmental System Engineering, and Industrial Ecology, and her recent research interests mainly focus on the multi-scale environmental footprint calculation, identification of environmental pressures transmission path, and Energy-Water-Carbon nexus over the pulp and paper industry. She has published papers on journals, including Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources, Conservation & Recycling etc.

Ivan Henderson Vy Gue

De La Salle University

Macroeconomic view of Circular Economy in the Philippines through an Input-Output Analysis

Ivan Henderson Vy Gue, Ramond Tan, Anthony Chiu, Aristotle Ubando

Introduction of the presenter:
Ivan Gue is currently an Assistant Professor in De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor, Master degree and Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from De La Salle University distinction of cum laude and received Outstanding Dissertation Award. He was an exchange student at the Asia University during doctoral study. His publications encompassed themes on machine learning, multi-criteria decision analysis, mathematical modeling, and life cycle assessment. His current research interests are on circular economy and on sustainability transitions.

Li Yee LIM

University Technology of Malaysia

Impacts of food waste compost application: a bibliometric analysis and research updates

Li Yee Lim, Cassendra Phun Chien Bong, Jeng Shiun Lim, Pei Ying Ong, Jiří Jaromír KLEMEŠ, Chew Tin Lee

Introduction of the presenter:
Li Yee LIM is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering at University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. Her PhD work focuses on food waste composting, which aims to identify the relationship between different food waste characteristics and mature compost quality through data-driven statistical analysis. She is also interested in analyzing the impact of such compost on soil quality upon land application.

Ji Zhou

Renmin University of China

Does the transformation of resource-dependent cities promote the realization of carbon peaking goal? - An analysis based on the typical resource-dependent city cluster in China

Ji Zhou, Zeyang Zhang, Dunhu Chang

Introduction of the presenter:
Ji Zhou is the Ph.D. candidate in School of Environment & Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, China. His research interests include price mechanism of environmental protection, energy and climate change economics. He has published articles in core journals such as Environmental Monitoring in China and has participated in the writing of books.

Registration Information

Abstracts Submitting

Abstracts Submitting has been closed
on Nov 15th, 2021.

Early-bird Registration

At least one author should register
before Early Bird ends.



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Important Dates

Nov 07 Nov 15th, 2021: Deadline for submitting abstracts

Nov 12 Nov 19th, 2021: Notification of acceptance (If you haven't received notifications, please contact us at

Nov 30th, 2021: Early-bird registration ends (at least one author should register before Early Bird ends; otherwise an accepted abstract will be removed from the conference program and not be considered for journal special issues)

Dec 12th-13th, 2021: Conference

Registration fees

Early bird $120 USD (Student $60 USD)

Regular $150 USD (Student $80 USD)

Abstracts Submission

The abstracts should be 300-500 words, including a title, author names, and affiliations. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Nov 07 Nov 15th, 2021. To submit your abstract, please visit the following website:

Guide to Authors

  • Your abstract must be written in clear and concise English.
  • Your abstract must address scientific questions that are relevant to the topic of the conference.
  • Oral presentations will be delivered in English. We assume the presenting author will have adequate command of English to present and respond to questions.
  • At least one author of an accepted abstract (either for oral or poster presentation) should register in order to keep the presentation in the program. Detailed instruction will be available later.

Conference Host

De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.


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