sustainable economy Articles

  • The economy of sustainable tourism

    Sustainability, as defined by the Brundtland Commission, which mentions the needs of present and future generations, is a concept that transcends concern with the environment, though this consideration remains important. Sustainability also relates to culture, way of living and economy. Applied to tourist destinations, sustainability offers guidance of great clarity. Tourism brings significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic sustainability of the economy: concepts and indicators

    Every society can be described as comprising four dimensions, the economic, social, environmental and institutional. Each of them is a complex, dynamic, self-organising and evolving entity in its own right, making the coupled system one of tremendous complexity. For this system to be sustainable, each of the four subsystems has to maintain its capability to survive and evolve, while the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing a sustainable hydrogen energy economy

    A general vision of a sustainable energy economy relying substantially on hydrogen produced from renewables is sketched as a potential solution to the twin global crises of climate change and depleting oil reserves. Core differences between this 'sustainable hydrogen economy' (SHE) and the original hydrogen economy (HE) proposed in the early 1970s are discussed. In transport, rather than posing a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable use of nature is good for the economy

    Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this 'natural capital' is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity. Businesses, civic organisations and governments are therefore looking for sustainable ways to profit from natural capital, now and ...

  • Sustainable Economy Indices and their application to Austria

    This paper presents the sustainability evaluation of the Austrian economy using the Sustainable Economy Indices (SEI) and the respective accounting system designed for it. In the first part of the paper, the backgrounds and the theoretical basis for the measuring system are outlined. Differences from existing methods of sustainability measurement and accounting are analysed. The second part of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green economy with sustainable value chains

    From habitat to home – responsible agro-commodity governance – palm oil CHALLENGE: Agricultural output is expected to double and resource efficiency increase tenfold in the coming decades. Only a rapid transformation in the way products and services are produced and consumed will ensure the continued delivery of essential ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Successful strategies for sustainability in China and the global market economy

    This paper is about the perceptions of 30 Chinese executives who are working for 20 foreign multinational enterprises in China about their corporate social responsibility programmes in China. It is based on the author's extensive literature review, five years' field work in China, Japan, and the USA, and personal reflections. There are two common problems of sustainability of foreign ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainability of unions' wage coordination in an integrated economy

    In a two–country duopoly model with integrated product markets, this paper investigates the incentives for unions to coordinate wage demands in the presence of transaction costs, and the sustainability of unions' wage collusion. Contrary to conventional wisdom that wage collusion is always welfare–detrimental, this work shows that wage coordination in the presence of low minimum wages ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Circular economy - Sustainable business framework for growth

    What is the circular economy / sustainable business framework? In short, the circular economy (or closed loop) is a generic term for an industrial economy where materials flow in continuous cycles: either a biological cycle (via composting) or a technical cycle, where materials retain their high quality for the manufacturing of new (upgraded) products over and over again. Essentially ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • 5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy

    Customers want it, regulations are moving toward it and investors are seeking it out. Strong crosswinds are in the global economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, with pervasive transparency, unlimited information access and ...


    By Ensia

  • Occupational gender segregation in Slovenia: sustainable economy perspective

    This paper aims to study occupational gender segregation in Slovenia as one of the indicators of social equity, which is one of the bottom lines of sustainable development, and to compare it to other EU countries. Females in Slovenia are still in an unfavourable position and the process towards a market economy has not solved the issue. The historical effects of declarative equality in Slovenia ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The path to a sustainable economy: sustainable consumption, social identity and ecological citizenship

    Green economists have argued for years about the need to develop sustainable economies. Given the central focus on consumption activity in post-industrial economies, a change in attitude towards 'sustainable consumption' will be needed in order for societies to engage on a sustainability path. Among three approaches to sustainable consumption, it is argued here that only the ecological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green economy: assessing the greenness of the Malaysian economy

    The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive definition of a green economy and further to assess the greenness of the Malaysian economy. The study also shows how different definitions and policy approaches are likely to meet economic development goals. The study is entirely based on secondary data (e.g. academic journals, trade journals, books, magazines, government reports, corporate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The green economy and the knowledge economy: exploring the interface

    UK, along with many other developed countries, is now considered to be primarily a knowledge economy. According to this model, future prosperity will depend on the development of knowledge-intensive, high value-added economic activities, and on a highly skilled workforce. At the same time, the development of the green economy has recently moved towards the centre of political discourse, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards a green economy in Europe

    EU environmental policy targets and objectives 2010–2050 1 Moving towards a green economy in Europe Global economic crisis, soaring commodity prices and growing awareness of humanity's impact on the environment have pushed the 'green economy' concept into mainstream policy debate in recent years. In large part, this reflects a recognition that the ...

  • Growing the green economy globally

    Strategies for global sustainability and growing the green economy must address current economic models driving today's unsustainable forms of globalisation. Technological innovation is needed to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, recycling and redesign industrial processes. More fundamental strategy levels need re-examining: policy models, assumptions, institutional inertia and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Betting on the Clean Economy

    British Columbia and three Pacific Coast states in the U.S. are counting on clean energy, clean technology and a 'green' economy to grow prosperity and jobs, political leaders told GLOBE 2012's opening plenary. However, increasing global demand for energy will also drive continued fossil energy development including Alberta's oilsands, which provides huge economic benefits, a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • One Planet Economy

    Everybody is talking about environmental issues, from the recent publication of the Stern Report on Climate change, to the Queen’s Speech and future Climate Change Bill in association with the revised Companies Act, all are increasingly focussing on businesses to behave in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. Becky Toal looks at how the environment has been high on the political ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • The importance of water to the U.S. economy

    Introdcution EPA is releasing a Synthesis Report on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy. This report is intended to help raise the awareness of water’s importance to our national economic welfare, and to summarize information that public and private decision-makers can use to better manage the nation’s water resources. It highlights EPA’s review of the literature ...


    By IWA Publishing

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