12th IWACP Experience

This website is the result of the academic community's efforts to make progress in Cleaner Production and Sustainability. Thanks to all the participants, for joining us in this journey, as we all are exploring a new territory and the challenges of converting a conference to an online version.

With more than 60 registrations and 57 contributions included in the conference proceedings, the conference fulfilled its goal of continuing the important work of communicating important subject ‘’Ways forward to promote resource equity: The role of cleaner production and circular economy as moderator. Action or reaction to save the planet?’’.

This page contains the memories of this special IWACP, in a special year: conference proceedings, technical report, videos of awarded works submitted in 12th IWACP and videos of speeches of the high-end researchers of our community.



The Organizing Committee would like to express its sincere gratitude to the following invited speakers for their kind participation.


Alan Brent

Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand
Mark Swilling

Stellenbosch University - South Africa

Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara - Italy
Ubiratã Tortato

Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – Brazil

Jana Breedt

Stellenbosch University - South Africa
Thinus Booysen

Stellenbosch University - South Africa

Clare Brown

Journal Manager of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities

Bankole Awuzie

University of Witwatersrand - South Africa
Gengyuan Liu

Beijing Normal University - China
Mario Canever

University of Pelotas - Brazil
Naidee Majia Rivera

University of La Guajira - Colombia


The Organizing Committee also extends its gratitude to all the authors and participants who have contributed to making this event possible. Special thanks are given to the support committees of Universidade Paulista and the University of Stellenbosch.


We would like to acknowledge and thank all the staff members of the University of Stellenbosch who have contributed to the preparation of this event, with a special mention to Prof. Joubert van Eeden, Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University, Prof. Wikus van Niekerk, Dean of Engineering, and Prof. Cornelius S. L. Schutte, Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering. We would also like to express our gratitude to Prof. Anton Basson, Prof. Imke De Kock, and the entire team.


Special thanks go to Prof. Sandra Rejane Gomes Miessa, the Rector of Universidade Paulista, Prof. Dr. Marina Soligo, Vice-Rector of Post Graduation and Research of Universidade Paulista, and Prof. Dr. Marília Ancona-Lopez, the Vice-Rector of Graduation of Universidade Paulista, for their unwavering support since the first event in 2007.


General Chair and Founder of ACPN

Biagio F. Giannetti (Paulista University-UNIP, Brazil)

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