Paula Hild

Paula Hild

Doctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 25-390
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 5136
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35136

PhD student

Last updated on: Donnerstag, den 01. Dezember 2016

Current Position

  • Since October 2016: Doctoral Researcher under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Schulz at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg

Research focus

  • Circular Economy in Luxembourg


  • 2013-2016: M.A. Adult Education (distant learning), University of Kaiserslautern (D)
  • 2005-2006: MSc Civil Engineering, University of Portsmouth (GB)
  • 2001-2005: Maîtrise en Génie Civil, University of Metz (F, now: University of Lorraine)
                     and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bauingeneurwesen, University of Applied Sciences Saarbrücken (D)
  • 2000: Abitur and baccalauréat, Lycée Français de Berlin (D)

Professional Experience

  • 11/2015-5/2016: Research associate at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg - GreenRegio project site:
  • 10/2006-9/2015: R&D Engineer at the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST), Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN), Luxembourg (former: Resource Centre for Environmental Technologies (CRTE), Public Research Centre Henri Tudor)

Last updated on: 01 Dez 2016

Thesis: Implementing a circular economy in Luxembourg (CIRCULUX) – Motivations and barriers of companies for shifting towards circularity

In Luxembourg, the economic behavior and development of companies is closely linked with political guidance and incentives at national level. The most recent frame given by the government is the challenge to move towards a circular economy. The aim of this study is to understand what influences companies in Luxembourg shifting towards circularity and to develop circular economy guiding principles for Luxembourg companies. The research will follow a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Emphasis will be put on three points highlighted by different authors for need for further research: 1) the socio-cultural specificities of Luxembourg and related challenges for the implementation of a circular economy (e.g. mix of technical standards, multilingualism, corporate cultures), 2) internal dynamics of actor networks and hybrid organizations that aim to bring CE theory into practice and 3) the articulation between sustainability effectiveness and the cost from the perspectives of various stakeholders.

This project is financed by Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

Last updated on: 01 Dez 2016

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See detailPractising circles: Studying institutional change and circular economy practice
Schulz, Christian; Hjaltadottir, Rannveig Edda; Hild, Paula

in Journal of Cleaner Production (2019), 237

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See detailSustainability indicators
Ravetz, Jerome; Hild, Paula; Thunus, Olivier; Bollati, Julien

in König, Ariane; Ravetz, Jerome (Eds.) Sustainability Science (2018)

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See detailUsing atmospheric plasma to design multilayer film from polylactic acid and thermoplastic starch: a screening Life Cycle Assessment
Benetto, Enrico; Jury, Collin; Igor, Elorri; Carton, Julien; Hild, Paula; Christèle; Di Martino, Jean

in Journal of Cleaner Production (2015), 87

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See detailLife cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis approach for the selection of building components according to their environmental impact efficiency: a case study for external walls
Iribarren, Diego; Marvuglia, Antonino; Hild, Paula; Guiton, Mélanie; Popovic, Emil; Benetto, Enrico

in Journal of Cleaner Production (2015), 87

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See detailEcological deficit and use of natural capital in Luxembourg from 1995 to 2009
Rugani, Benedetto; Roviani, Davide; Hild, Paula; Schmitt, Bianca; Benetto, Enrico

in Science of the Total Environment (2014), 468-469

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See detailAnalysis of complementary methodologies to assess the environmental impact of Luxembourg’s net consumption
Jury, Colin; Rugani, Benedetto; Hild, Paula; May, Morgane; Benetto, Enrico

in Environmental Science & Policy (2013), 27

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See detailA web-based tool for efficient carbon footprint calculations: Lux screen CO2
Hild, Paula; Guiton, Mélanie; Pieropan, Julien; Schmitt, Bianca; Benetto, Enrico

Scientific Conference (2011, August 30)

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See detailEnvironmental indicators for the evaluation of consumption patterns: the case of Luxembourg
Hild, Paula; Mey, Morgane; Jury, Colin; Benetto, Enrico

Speeches/Talks (2010)

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