9th 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 600 registrations and 270 abstracts included in the conference proceedings, the conference fulfilled its goal of continuing the important work of communicating important subject ‘’Towards Sustainable Energy-Water-Food Nexus: the Contribution of Cleaner Production’’.

This page contains the memories of this special IWACP, in a special year: conference proceedings, the video of webinar broadcast occurred online on May 26/2020, the videos of the stimulating works submitted and the speeches of the high-end researchers of our community.



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General Chair and Founder of ACPN

Biagio F. Giannetti (Paulista University, Brazil)


The Organizing Committee is extremely grateful to the invited speakers and their kind participation.


Zhifeng Yang
Beijing Normal University - China


Alexis Sagastume Gutierrez
University of the Coast - Colombia


Benjamin Sovacool
Sussex University - UK


Saleen Ali
University of Delaware - USA


Marilyn Brown
Georgia Insitute of Technology - USA


Maria Forsyth
Deakin University - Australia


Doug MacFarlane
Monash University – Australia


Adrian Padow
Deakin University – Australia


Susan Park
Deakin University – Australia


Lauren Rickards
RMIT University – Australia


Gregory Trencher
Tohoku University - Japan


Thank you, the authors, and to all the participants who have made this event possible. Special thanks are addressed to the Universidade Paulista and Deakin University support committees.


Thank you to all the staff of the Deakin University who have contributed to the preparation of the event, especially Linda Hancock and Linda Wollersheim who, from the beginning, as co-organizers of the Melbourne program, fully supported this project. Thanks to the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation Prof. Fethi Mansouri and to Institute staff who assisted on the organisation and technical side of converting a land-based conference to on-line. Thanks also to the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence on Electromaterials Science and to Prof. Gordon Wallace in partnership with UNIP and partners.


Special thanks are addressed to Yugo Okida (in memorian), the Vice-Rector of Post Graduation and Research of Universidade Paulista, Dr. Marília Ancona-Lopez, the Vice-Rector of Graduation of Universidade Paulista, and to Dr. Marina Soligo, Main Coordinator of Post Graduation and Research of Universidade Paulista, for their unconditional support


General Chair and Founder of ACPN

Biagio F. Giannetti (Paulista University, Brazil)

Who We Are?

The "International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production" is a multi/interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of information and research results on technologies, concepts and policies based on Cleaner Production and conceived to assist the desired transition to a sustainable society.


Cleaner Production is a concept that goes far beyond the simple pollution control. It includes research and development of new processes, materials and products directed to promote the efficient use of resources and energy. Prevention must be the first approach of governments and corporations concerning sustainable development, and for this, environmental friendly strategies allied to economical robustness of products and services must be assured.


The adoption of Cleaner Production by governments, companies, and universities is getting speed with technical assistance and training programs, but it is worthy of attention that all these initiatives, even if implemented by all governments and corporations, do not guarantee the achievement of sustainable development. There is still a lack of a science, and consequently of a consolidated engineering devoted to the sustainable development.


The "9th International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production" was an international forum held ONLINE in Melbourne, Australia. The "9th International Workshop: Advances in Cleaner Production" aims to promote:


1. The exchange of academic information

2. The presentation of recent achievements

3. The discussion of common problems and their possible solutions

4. The contact among academic knowledge and corporative experiences

5. The discussion of the event’s theme “Towards Sustainable Energy-Water-Food Nexus: The Contribution of Cleaner Production”


Researchers interested on Cleaner Production and Sustainable Development are invited to submit papers. Authors devoted to correlated themes are also welcome.

Supporting Journals

Journal of Cleaner Production is an international, transdisciplinary journal focusing on Cleaner Production, Environmental, and Sustainability research and practice. Through our published articles, we aim at helping societies become more sustainable.


'Cleaner Production' is a concept that aims at preventing the production of waste, while increasing efficiencies in the uses of energy, water, resources, and human capital.


The Journal of Cleaner Production serves as a platform for addressing and discussing theoretical and practical cleaner production, encompassing environmental, and sustainability issues in corporations, governments, education institutions, regions, and societies.




Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management publishes original research results in the field of environmental and ecological science with focus on applications to the sustainable management of natural, human-dominated, and man-made ecosystems.


The aim of the journal is to provide a place for a rapid exchange of new ideas and concepts for scientists and engineers in the fields of environmental accounting, human and systems ecology, and environmental management. Manuscripts on environmental accounting and managements are solicited, including: mathematical modeling; computational and management techniques in environmental, ecological, energy and information science; environmental technology and engineering; human managed ecosystems such as agricultural, urban, coastal, riparian, and wetland ecosystems.



Invited Keynote Speakers
ACPN Award
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7th IWACP - 2018
6th IWACP - 2017
5th IWACP - 2015
4th IWACP - 2013
3rd IWACP - 2011
2nd IWACP - 2009
1st IWACP - 2007
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Organizing Committee - International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production