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Models of sustainability and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 3, 2004)

This paper proposes a general model of sustainability, which offers a comprehensive theoretical framework integrating ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The model exhibits the underlying ethical principles, broad goals and measurable objectives. It contains as special cases the more limited models of the "Natural ...

Climate Action in the US

by Energy Institute (EI)  (May 16, 2016)

I had the good fortune to be invited to the Climate Action 2016 Summit in Washington DC in early May. This was a truly stellar event hosted by the UN Secretary General, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The broad aim was to galvanise bottom-up climate change action as implied by ...

R&D testing the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials - Case Study

by Systech Instruments Ltd  (May 12, 2016)

The Hemicellulose research group have chosen the Systech Illinois 8001 oxygen permeation analyser to test the barrier properties of polysaccharide films. The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres ...

How the grocery supply chain can save £millions from tackling food waste

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (May 17, 2016)

New research from food waste prevention experts, WRAP, estimates that 1.9 million tonnes* of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain every year. However, 0.7 million tonnes of material, which could have become waste, is either being redistributed to people (47,000 tonnes; the equivalent of 90 million meals a year) or diverted to animal ...

A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2016)

The climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Signatory countries submitted national climate plans—Intended National Determined Contributions ...

Post-(sustainable) development?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 19, 2008)

This paper critically reviews the application of a post-development analysis to sustainable development by employing a defined target for post-development analysis – the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). Data from the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) for 146 countries are used to generate statistically significant EKC models, and the ...

Sustainable development: legitimisation to internalisation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The recent flurry of sustainable development activity gives researchers an unparalleled opportunity to explore a sweeping societal phenomenon and its complex implications to the firm. This paper addresses the factors that contribute to intrafirm complexity such that they inhibit the execution of sustainable development initiatives. Unlike other ...

Sustainable Development Programs

by CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.  (Oct. 13, 2006)

Sustainable Development Program for Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina Unique Features • Developed detailed site maps; identified and marked buffer zone limits in all application areas • Prepared an O&M manual and provided training to base personnel • Developed a customized software program called the ...

Leapfrogging into the future: developing for sustainability

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 18, 2005)

It has become almost a platitude that radical and sustainable improvement of need-fulfillment has to be reached in one generation to prevent the possibility that Nature will break down under the combined pressure of population growth and growth in wealth per capita This requires 'radical' or 'system' innovations. In this respect, there is an ...

Sustainable Development Commission to close

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Jul. 22, 2010)

Coalition government plans to cut public sector spending could include the Sustainable Development Commission, reports ...

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