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Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making

Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making

Theory, Practise and Quality Assurance

  • Author: Anneke von Raggamby,Frieder Rubik
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 178195352X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: · examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; · highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; · looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; · addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; · discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policy-making and evaluation.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Historische Entwicklung des Nachhaltigkeitsgrundsatz und Verankerung in der deutschen Gesetzgebung

  • Author: Mehmet Yay
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640491394
  • Category:
  • Page: 24
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Umweltwissenschaften, Note: 1,0, Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Sustainable Development ist Trend! Es ist in den Umwelt- oder Nachhaltigkeitsberichten von Konzernen zu finden, Konsumenten achten bei Kaufentscheidungen darauf und es findet auch Platz als Schlagwort in Parteiprogrammen und internationalen Abkommen. Hinter dem englischen Begriff Sustainable Development, zu Deutsch Nachhaltige Entwicklung," steckt mehr als nur ein Trend. Seit den achtziger Jahren rucken in der Umweltdebatte zunehmend globale Probleme in das Zentrum der offentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Es wird in Fachkreisen die Frage diskutiert, ob das menschliche Leben und Wirtschaften auf einen Punkt zusteuert, an dem es Gefahr lauft, sich seiner eigenen naturlichen Grundlagen zu berauben. Das durch diese Debatte gewachsene offentliche Bewusstsein einer gemeinsamen globalen Verantwortung verschafft dem Konzept Sustainable Development" eine zentrale Rolle als Entwicklungsleitbild fur die Weltgemeinschaft. Mit dem Konzept der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung werden okologische, okonomische und soziale Aspekte gleichermassen verknupft. Die fachubergreifende Zusammenfuhrung dieser Komponenten fuhrt zu gegenseitigen Wechselwirkungen und somit zu positiven oder negativen Auswirkungen. Es bedarf daher Regelungen auf nationaler und globaler Ebene, um die Ziele umsetzten zu konnen und Konflikte zu vermeiden. In dieser Arbeit soll die Historische Entwicklung des Sustainable Development, der Inhalt und die Rechtlichen Auswirkungen auf nationaler Ebene dargestellt werden."

Psychology of Sustainable Development

Psychology of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter Schmuck
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402070129
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 327
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Human activity overuses the resources of the planet at a rate that will severely compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Changes toward sustainability need to begin within the next few years or environmental deterioration will become irreversible. Thus the need to develop a mindset of sustainable development - the ability of society to meet its needs without permanently compromising the earth's resources - is pressing. The Psychology of Sustainable Development clarifies the meaning of the term and describes the conditions necessary for it to occur. With contributions from an international team of policy shapers and makers, the book will be an important reference for environmental, developmental, social, and organizational psychologists, in addition to other social scientists concerned with the impact current human activity will have on the prospects of future generations.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

New Research

  • Author: Alexander D. Maples
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781594543470
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 215
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Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment, including the biotic and abiotic components. There are at least six kinds of ecology: ecosystem, physiological, behavioural, population, and community. specific topics include: Acid Deposition, Acid Rain Revisited, Biodiversity, Biocomplexity, Carbon Sequestration in Soils, Coral Reefs, Ecosystem Services, Environmental Justice, Fire Ecology , Floods, Global Climate Change, Hypoxia, and Invasion. This book presents new research on sustained development from around the world.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jennifer A. Elliott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415590728
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 361
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This text examines the complex challenges presented by the goal of sustainable development at the local and global level. Areas covered include the challenges and opportunities for the developing world in the search for sustainable development.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,John A. Boyd
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849770476
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

A History

  • Author: Anne E. Egelston
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400748787
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 118
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This book documents the influence of nongovernmental organizations on the rise of the sustainable development movement in international politics. It adds to the body of scholarly research on non-governmental organizations, by examining their political influence during the first two decades of international environmental politics - from the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 to the establishment of the World Conference on Environment and Development in 1982. NGOs wielded their rational moral authority to achieve their goals in attending environmental mega-conferences. In turn, these successes gave rise to a symbiotic relationship with the United Nations Environment Program and secured a seemingly permanent position at not only the negotiating table, but also the inner hallways and back rooms of the United Nations.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Economics and Environment in the Third World

  • Author: David Pearce,Edward Barbier,Anil Markandya
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134159064
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 230
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Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.

Governance for Sustainable Development

Governance for Sustainable Development

A Foundation for the Future

  • Author: Georgina Ayre,Rosalie Callway
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849771480
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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As the process of globalization continues and power imbalances between decision-making institutions become increasingly apparent, the need for a critical assessment of the way in which we manage our interaction with the natural environment becomes ever more urgent. Good governance was identified at the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a critical factor for ensuring successful sustainable development. This book builds on the briefing papers that were presented at the Summit, taking further the discussions of the WEHAB agenda (Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture and food, and Biodiversity - the five international priority sectors highlighted by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan). This is a unique offering on the role and reform of global institutions and processes, raising issues that have previously been neglected in international discussions.

Women, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Women, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Towards a Theoretical Synthesis

  • Author: Rosi Braidotti,International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781856491846
  • Category: Conservation des ressources naturelles
  • Page: 220
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This text asks whether there is a specifically European dimension to some of the major issues in women's studies. Among the lines of enquiry opened up: the impact on women of Europe's experience of warfare; the relationship between feminism and anti-semitism; migration and whiteness in the context of Europe's particular colonial histories; the importance of passion, emotion and psychoanalytical theory for the politics of certain European countries; the decline of the welfare state across Europe; and the phenomenon of the single woman.

Environment & Sustainable Development

Environment & Sustainable Development

  • Author: Sundar
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788131300206
  • Category: Environmental economics
  • Page: 282
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Exploring Sustainable Development

Exploring Sustainable Development

Geographical Perspectives

  • Author: Martin Purvis,Alan Grainger
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849771294
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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Sustainable development is capturing the attention of planners, politicians and business leaders. Within the academic sphere its study is increasingly breaching disciplinary boundaries to become a focus of attention for natural and social scientists alike. But in studying such a key concept, it is vital that there is a clear definition of what it means, how it is applied on the ground, and the influence it exerts upon people's perceptions of change in the physical environment, economic activity and society. Exploring Sustainable Development is a major new text which provides a multifaceted introduction to key areas of study in this field, examining sustainability at the full range of spatial scales from the local to the global. Building on existing theory it demonstrates the unique contributions that thinking geographically about space, place and human-environment relationships can bring to the analysis of sustainable development. This book explores different interpretations of sustainable development in both theory and practice, in developed and developing countries, and in rural and urban areas. It pays particular attention to the local, national and international politics of implementation, the future of climate and energy, the role of business, and different conceptions of agricultural sustainability. This wide-ranging text is ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates in geography, environmental science, development studies, and related social and political sciences.

The Sustainable Development Paradox

The Sustainable Development Paradox

Urban Political Economy in the United States and Europe

  • Author: Rob Krueger,David Gibbs
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1593854986
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 310
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Sustainability--with its promise of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental integrity--is hardly a controversial goal. Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations. This thought-provoking book reexamines sustainability conceptually and as it actually exists on the ground, with a particular focus on Western European and North American urban contexts. Topics include critical theoretical engagements with the concept of sustainability; how sustainability projects map onto contemporary urban politics and social justice movements; the spatial politics of conservation planning and resource use; and what progressive sustainability practices in the context of neoliberalism might look like.

Achieving Sustainable Development

Achieving Sustainable Development

  • Author: Ann Dale,John Bridger Robinson
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 9780774805407
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 303
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Achieving Sustainable Development explores how well Canada hasmet the Earth Summit's targets and attempts to find ways in whichthe public can become involved in such issues. Its authors stress theimportance of integration of information from various fields and seekto stimulate the exchange of knowledge among the academic community,government, non-governmental organizations and industry. Thecontributors look far beyond merely identifying and analyzing selectedissues and problems. To facilitate public discussion and to affectpolicy development, at least one initiative is proposed and detailedfor each problem identified.

Energy and Sustainable Development in Mexico

Energy and Sustainable Development in Mexico

  • Author: John R. Moroney
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 160344324X
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 153
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John R. Moroney and Flory Dieck-Assad cogently assess Mexico's goals of sustainability and the major policy changes that will be required to achieve them.

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

  • Author: John Tillman Lyle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471178439
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Landscape Architecture Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Winner, 1994 Merit Award for Communications, American Society of Landscape Architects "Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development is nothing less than a user's manual for planet Earth that integrates the principles of ecological design with practical realities better than anything I've read. John Lyle has written the best book now available on the theory and practice of sustainability . . . essential reading for natural resource professionals, architects, planners, educators, environmentalists, and the general public." --David W. Orr, Professor and Chair Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College. "John Lyle has written a splendid book, Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. It is perfectly topical; it is committed to the unity of art and science, design and planning, man and nature. It is itself exemplary, and it is a repository of exemplary adaptations. It has carried the environmental movement to a new threshold of ecological planning and design. It should be widely read and employed." --Ian L. McHarg, FASLA. "In these times of widespread urban stress and regional disruption, the cogent thoughts of John Tillman Lyle on sustainable cities are on target and highly constructive. They are must reading for planning professionals and all concerned citizens." --John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. "More designers need to broaden their horizons in the way John Lyle has put forth in this book. In general, there are far too few land planners, landscape architects, or architects who have any working procedure that approximates what sustainable design entails. This book provides important historical background and contemporary experience to help guide the way."--Pliny Fisk III, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. From the despoliation of our rivers and lakes by industrial runoff to the destruction of our atmosphere by sulphur emissions and CFCs, production cycles based on a one-way flow of materials and energy have pushed us to the brink of environmental collapse. It is time for a change, and in this groundbreaking book, John Tillman Lyle offers us a blueprint for implementing that change. This book provides civil engineers, architects, land development planners, and others with practical, realistic approaches to reversing this deadly course. Throughout, the emphasis is on proven regenerative practices for water use, land use, energy use, and building design. Most importantly, it provides ways to reestablish connections between people and nature, between art and science, and between technology and daily life.

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

The Business Case for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jr, Charles O. Holliday,Stephan Schmidheiny,Philip Watts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351281941
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Ten years on from the Rio Earth Summit, world leaders will gather again in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September. As planetary anxieties about globalization, poverty and climate change grow, where does the international business community stand? Are they a barrier to change or an engine for it? One outcome of Rio was Changing Course, the hugely influential book by Swiss industrialist Stephan Schmidheiny, which argued that business needed to be part of the solution to global environmental degradation. Now, Schmidheiny has joined with fellow prime movers in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD – the key business organization focusing on policy research and development in this crucial area), Chad Holliday, Chairman and CEO of DuPont; and Philip Watts, Chairman of Shell; to spell out the real business case for addressing sustainable development as a key strategic issue. The results are ground-breaking. For the first time, leading industrialists are arguing that not only is sustainable development good for business, the solving of environmental and social problems is essential for future growth. Drawing on a wealth of case studies and personal interviews from business leaders operating around the world, Walking the Talk clearly demonstrates that the vanguard who have operationalized leading-edge environmental and social initiatives are benefiting in a myriad of ways that benefit the bottom line – and the planet. The book argues that the time for rhetoric is over. The business of business has changed. Even more remarkably, the authors insist that a global partnership – between governments, business and civil society – is essential, if accelerating moves towards globalization are to maximize opportunities for all – especially the world's poor. As Chad Holliday recently stated in an address to the United Nations: "Given existing technology and products, for all six billion people on the planet to live like the average American, we would require the equivalent of three planet Earths to provide the material, create the energy and dispose of the waste." Such an option is evidently not available and the book argues that far more eco-efficient and socially equitable modes of development must be pursued in order to allow poorer nations to raise their standards of living. The solution provided by Walking the Talk is to mobilize markets in favour of sustainability, leveraging the power of innovation and global markets for the benefits of everyone – not just the developed world. This means a further liberalization of the market-a move that would be condemned by anti-globalization protestors. Yet, as the authors argue, business cannot succeed in failing societies. When the global market fails poor countries, where most of the world's people live, it will also eventually fail business. Subsidies for rich countries' products and tariffs against poor countries' products do not constitute a "free" market, or one that best serves people or business. Similarly, governments cannot subsidize fossil fuels or water and expect businesses, or ordinary citizens, to use them efficiently. So, a new, fair and equitable market is needed. A market that can work for all. The authors therefore call on protestors against globalization to stop protesting against the market and instead to campaign instead against the perverse policies that impoverish people and their environment. Walking the Talk explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in eco-efficiency (producing more with less), corporate social responsibility, and a transparent, "wired" world where reputations can be irreversibly damaged – or enhanced – in real time. It also devotes a chapter to ways in which corporations can and must "learn to change". It examines the new partnerships needed among companies, governments, and civil society to produce real change, and the ways in which these alliances can work for all concerned. And it argues that consumer choice and consumer information should be encouraged as a positive force for sustainable development. Only what is valued is carefully used and so creating markets for environmental goods and services may be the best way to protect scarce resources. This is especially true in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, where business-like approaches, such as the development of carbon trading, offer workable solutions to policy-makers. Whether small, medium or large, all businesses must innovate and change to meet the social and environmental challenges of the coming years. Walking the Talk provides a broad set of proven roadmaps to success as well as real-life inspiration for business to embrace the real challenge – to build a global economy that works for all the world's people.

Toward Sustainable Development

Toward Sustainable Development

An Ecological Economics Approach

  • Author: Philip Andrew Lawn
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420032826
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 488
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By now, most people in the ecological and environmental fields have heard of sustainable development, but how many know how we go about getting there, and if we are achieving it? By synthesizing the many disparate elements of the field of Ecological Economics, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach combines analysis, theory, and empiricism to answer the whats, whys, and hows of moving towards sustainable development. Since the ecological economics approach to sustainable development is still a relatively new paradigm, its long-term success rests heavily on the formalized establishment of the most basic and fundamental principles. This volume discusses the formation of these principles and their implementation in the real world. Lawn establishes the ground-rules by showing that development need not be achieved at the expense of ecological sustainability. He presents the tools, guidelines, and conceptual framework necessary to move toward sustainable development. Filled with figures, tables, and illustrations, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach systematically develops a conceptual framework from which to design workable policies. The author shows that development and ecological sustainability don't have to be trade-offs but can be complimentary and outlines a range of economic and non-economic indicators to measure performance.

The Economics of Sustainable Development

The Economics of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Ian Goldin,L. Alan Winters
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521469579
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 314
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Recent theories of economic growth, fiscal policy and the open economy have important implications for "sustainable development." Papers in this volume, derived from a Centre for Economic Policy Research joint conference with the OECD Development Centre, examine the implications of explicitly incorporating resource depletion, pollution abatement and sustainability into orthodox economic theory, while also injecting a macroeconomic debate on the environment.