sustainable development Articles

  • 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

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Thermophilic digestion revisited

    On the 28th of October Colsen presented their practical experience in the field of anaerobic sludge digestion at the Ghent symposium Valorization of organic resources from wastewater. At the symposium various speakers presented its view or experience on the topic of valorization of organic resources from wastewater. Numerous examples are being developed by companies and universities ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • E-business and Sustainable Development

    E-business and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are growing at an exponential rate and playing a more and more important role in our life today. The whole world is racing to promote business, politics, entertainment, etc. online. But how sustainable is this growth? In this paper, the economic, social and environmental impacts of e-business and ICT are discussed. Environmental ...


    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

  • 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

  • Development and sustainability in contemporary Brazil

    In the current global crisis, the Brazilian 'pre-salt oil-fields' agenda, under the control of the state, could be considered a solution which supports the development pattern. Our purpose is to highlight the investment trends in the natural resources sector and the challenges to sustainability in contemporary Brazil. The article suggests that the relation between investment patterns and the ...


    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

  • Revealing the value of sustainable development

    Arguing the premise that there is really only one bottom line, the author examines new valuation techniques to measure the business consequences of socially responsible business behavior and strategy. DEVELOPING A BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Development (SD) is an emerging strategic issue in both U.S. and global markets. The United Nations defined the principle of SD as ...


    By AHC Group

  • Water - a key to sustainable development

    The catchment area of the Lower Mekong River includes parts of the riparian countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. It encompasses an area of 666,000 km2 and a population of 60 million people, who use the Mekong River itself and its water resources in a multitude of ways. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by an agreement between the governments of Cambodia, ...

  • 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

  • Developing a global sustainability strategy

    Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assisted a nutritionals business of a global health care and medical research company to establish its global sustainability strategy. We worked with our client to outline a sustainability strategy and associated benefits to be presented to senior management for approval. Solution: An analysis was ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sustainable development of the Prefecture of Kephalonia

    An optimisation methodology is applied on the islands of Kephalonia and Ithaca (Prefecture of Kephalonia) in Greece, where various Renewable Energy Sources (RES) can be found and could be exploited to satisfy part of their energy needs. These resources are examined and a case study is performed for Kephalonia that involves an application of specific mathematical tools that will lead to a set of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leapfrogging into the future: developing for sustainability

    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 important difference between consumer economies such as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LCA Developments for Promoting Sustainability

     1. INTRODUCTION Promoting sustainability means changing the future. Recent developments in the methodology of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) have been connected to the understanding of LCA as a tool for decision making – as a prospective assessment of the consequences of a choice between several substitutable product alternatives. This implies that LCA must address the decision-making context ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • 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

  • Partnership for biodiversity and sustainable development

    Partnership with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a global program that since 2000 has provided grants to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations to help protect the world's biodiversity hotspots, enhanced synergies between the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development (BCSD) project's aims and CEPF projects in the area through ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Activated Carbons Prepared through H3PO4-Assisted Hydrothermal Carbonisation from Biomass Wastes: Porous Texture and Electrochemical Performance

    Hydrothermal treatment of biomass in the presence of phosphoric acid is proposed for the production of activated carbons (ACs). Interestingly, H3PO4 promotes the fixation of carbon atoms in the solid during hydrothermal treatment, which renders higher preparation yields than those of the conventional impregnation method. Upon carbonisation of the resulting hydrochars at ...


    By SusChem

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