sustainable development Articles

  • Equity and sustainable development

    Sustainable development indicator (SDI) frameworks typically adopt a broad understanding of well-being, but an issue has been raised whether they should attempt to consider equity. It is generally accepted that SDI frameworks need to take into account inter-generational equity, but there is no similar consensus about intra-generational equity. This paper explores how intra-generational equity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post-(sustainable) development?

    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 approach is deconstructed by employing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The need for environmentally-sustainable developments

    A succinct, rigorous definition of the term sustainable development needs to be agreed and the concept implemented worldwide. Society needs to improve the way it behaves towards its environment, if environmental sustainability is going to be achieved. What is clear is that the journey towards this goal is incredibly complex, will impact on all aspects of human life and will not be an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pricing sustainable development

    One of the difficulties in sustainable management is pricing non-market elements of a management strategy so that they can be weighted and prioritised correctly. Contingent valuation appears to be one approach to solving this problem. The Contingent Valuation Method is based on consumers' direct revelation in contingent scenario situations. This permits revealing people's willingness to pay for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public literacy on sustainable development

    Public literacy on sustainability, knowledge about sustainability and competence to act sustainably, is assessed with a 20–question questionnaire as a function of participants' gender, age, education and annual income by surveying 353 randomly selected typical, non–expert citizens. Exploratory factor analysis reduced the number of independent variables, questions, from 20 to five, which were used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Development Commission to close

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


    By Vital Energi

  • Models of sustainability and sustainable development

    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 Step" and the "Australian Ecologically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Development/Water Interactions

    Even though it is probably true that in more recent times the water planning and management procedures used in most parts of the world appear to have been reasonably adequate, it is now becoming increasingly questionable. A sustainable approach is now required. Yet, it is quite one thing to say “sustainable” in every breath, and another to create a sustainable system when the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The idea of sustainable development

    Abstract In this lecture, I demonstrate how very different macroeconomic history begins to look if Nature is included as a capital asset in production activities. The tentative conclusions I draw from the evidence are: (1) high population growth in the world’s poorest regions (South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa) has been an obstacle to the achievement of sustainable economic development there; ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Sustainable development: legitimisation to internalisation

    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 papers, this research goes beyond simply analysing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structural transformation of education for sustainable development

    Education is the key intervention for bringing change in knowledge, values, behaviours and lifestyles and is required to achieve sustainability and stability. There is a need to bring shifts in thinking, values and actions of individuals and institutions worldwide in order to make concern for sustainability a central theme in all education. This would be the most important contribution of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Entrepreneurship, management, and sustainable development

    Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of globalisation. An entrepreneurial approach is seen by many scholars and policy makers as a major option to enhance organisational performance in this era. The concept of entrepreneurship is multi-dimensional and often unclear. Various perspectives ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological progress towards sustainable development

    Technological innovation undoubtedly increases productivity and simultaneously it also creates potential dangers to society, which are unknown at the early phase of the adoption of technology. As soon as externalities are identified, social institutions formulate laws and regulations to arrest harmful externalities. The social institutions create the conditions for innovation. New generation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development

    The role of increased energy efficiency in achieving sustainable development is investigated. Specifically, the relations are examined between energy (and energy efficiency) and sustainable development. Also, the linkages are discussed between energy efficiency and environmental impact, and the theoretical and practical limitations on increased energy efficiency are described, particularly as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable e-Governance and Human Resource Development

    Much of the literature focusing on organizational change suggests that changes often fail because of employees' resistance. This resistance is caused by their personal fears that change will affect them in any way. Employees are often afraid of changes that could lead to changes in comfortable social dynamics and to additional, less desirable or even more difficult tasks. The proliferation of new ...

  • Contributions of Trade Unionism to Sustainable Development: The Case of the IPLIDO-UTHGRA

    For several decades it has been internationally recognized the role of unions in promoting sustainable development goals, especially in its economic, social and cultural dimensions. While the commitment to free association, social dialogue and collective bargaining are some of the main aspects of their actions, trade union organizations also work in other key areas to achieve social justice, such ...

  • Sustainable development: the options

    Global warming is considered in the context of options for achieving sustainable development. There is some uncertainty over global warming processes, so the Climate Change Convention struck the right balance. The Earth Summit reinforced the concept that economic development and environmental management are interdependent, and resources to solve environmental problems must be targeted carefully. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Growth, technological progress and sustainable development: preliminary evidence of Australia's sustainable development performance

    In economic parlance, sustainable development is a case of non-declining economic welfare where economic welfare is the difference between the benefits and costs of economic activity. For various reasons, a measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) inadequately serves as an indicator of economic welfare and, therefore, of sustainable development. With the use of a linear throughput representation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable development - historical roots of the concept

    This article gives an overview of the origin of the concept of sustainable development by going far back in history to trace its roots. It shows how the idea of sustainability evolved through the centuries as a counter to notions of progress. The historical context in the latter half of the 20th century is outlined, in which a paradigm shift in thinking about development caused sustainable ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Sustainable development: paradigm or paranoia?

    Sustainable development is the globally embraced paradigm for integrating environment and development policies. Agreement ends with attempts at quantifying the elusive notion of sustainability. A contentious debate among "environmentalists" and "environmental economists" has brought about a confusing proliferation of indicators and policy advice on sustainable development. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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