Sustainability assessment

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  • Tham khảo sách 'sustainable development – energy, engineering and technologies – manufacturing and environment', kỹ thuật - công nghệ, cơ khí - chế tạo máy phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • Biofuels are gaining public and scientific attention driven by high oil prices, the need for energy security and global warming concerns. There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues regarding biofuel production and its practical use. This book is intended to address these issues by providing viewpoints written by professionals in the field and the book also covers the economic and environmental impact of biofuels. This text includes 14 chapters contributed by experts around world on the economy, evironment and sustainability of biofuel production and use.

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  • Environmental considerations were largely ignored for almost 200 years in the development of the United States. Only in the last third of the twentieth century did environmental factors begin to play a significant role in the speed and direction of our national progress. These factors have developed in us a new concern and recognition of the dependence that we, as human beings, have on the long-term viability of the envi- ronment for sustaining life.

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  • The world's reliance on existing sources of energy and their associated detrimental impacts on the environment- whether related to poor air or water quality or scarcity, impacts on sensitive ecosystems and forests and land use - have been well documented and articulated over the last three decades. What is needed by the world is a set of credible energy solutions that would lead us to a balance between economic growth and a sustainable environment.

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  • This study looks at whether Vietnam could adopt the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) approach as part of its national conservation strategy. Using a pilot study in the country’s uplands, it investigates how such a scheme might run and assesses its impact on the environment and on the local people’s livelihoods. Through a review of current Vietnamese conservation practice, it assesses the barriers to the adoption of such schemes and the factors that might encourage their implementation....

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  • Biological solution using strain Lipomyces starkeyi 7.1, which can produce viscous membranes to improve dry soil is considered to be sustainable for slope land improvement. The results of research on Lipomycin M ability to keep effective water in the soil of Me Linh District, Vinh Phuc Province show that in the soil samples cultivated traditional medicinal trees, the total amounts of effective water in the soil fertilized Lipomycin M (taken out under pressure pF 2.5-4.

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  • Grunwald and Rösch Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011, 1:3 http://www.energsustainsoc.com/content/1/1/3 ORIGINAL Open Access Sustainability assessment of energy technologies: towards an integrative framework Armin Grunwald* and Christine Rösch Abstract To be able to design and use energy technologies with regard to the needs of sustainable development, sustainability assessments are necessary prior to the respective decisions.

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  • Extensive evidence confirms that creating the conditions for a deep and efficient financial system can contribute robustly to sustained economic growth and lower poverty (e.g., see Beck, Levine, and Loayza 2000, Honohan 2004a, and World Bank 2001a). Moreover, in all levels of development, continued efficient and effective provision of financial services requires that financial policies and financial system structures be adjusted as needed in response to financial innovations and shifts in the broader macroeconomic and institu- tional environment....

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  • Urban Ecology is the study of ecosystems that include humans living in cities and urbanizing landscapes. It is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that aims to understand how human and ecological processes can coexist in human-dominated systems and help societies with their efforts to become more sustainable. It has deep roots in many disciplines including sociology, geography, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, anthropology, climatology, public health, and ecology.

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  • In the past twenty years, a wide array of social, environmental and quality standards, codes of practices and certification programmes have appeared in agriculture and the food sector.1 Governments and their research and extension branches have traditionally developed production guidelines for specific commodities or systems. In recent years, especially in developed countries, governments have also established regulations on food safety and quality, voluntary standards on organic agriculture, and sustainability assessments schemes.

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  • We are living in a risky world, and it is getting riskier and riskier. As one of my fundamental claims that have been delivered to various audience including scho-lars, practitioners and government officers, first, risk avoidance system in today’s world is becoming so interconnected; second, it is fully supported by a great of risk issues that have been addressed in this edited volume.

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  • Unlike in the HIPC Initiative where a single indicator – debt to exports - was used the DSF paper selects three debt ratios to judge debt sustainability. Further, country policies and institutional capability and vulnerability to shocks are other factors identified as being important for assessing a country’s debt sustainability. In particular, country policies and institutional capability are used to grade countries and determine different debt ratio thresholds for them.

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  • Dr. Christiane Averbeck is executive director of Transfer-21, a Germany-wide program on education for sustainable development. She has worked as a consultant for the German Council for Sustainable Development, conducted a research project on sustainable resource use in Uganda, worked as a senior advisor for a German NGO in Uganda, and as senior researcher in a project funded by the Federal Environmental Agency on marine pollution. She holds a Master’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. in natural science. ...

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  • The EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) is probably the most significant legislative instrument in the water field that was introduced on an international basis for many years. It moves towards integrated environmental management with key objectives to prevent any further deterioration of water bodies, and protect and enhance the status of aquatic ecosystems and associated wetlands. It aims to promote sustainable water consumption and will contribute to mitigating the effects of floods and droughts.

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  • 15 Development of Geospatial Ecological Indicators in Jiangxi Province, China Peng Guo and Xiaoling Chen 15.1 INTRODUCTION Comprehensive evaluation of ecological environments is necessary for environmental sustainability and management planning, which can provide quantitative documents as scientific guides for informed decision making. The existence of several environmental impact assessment (EIA) methods makes it difficult to make on an appropriate choice (Sankoh 1996).

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  • This book on Environmental Technology takes a look at issues such as air, soil and noise pollution problems, environmental quality assessment, monitoring, modelling and risk as- sessment, environmental health impact assessment, environmental management and envi- ronmental technology development. It represents institutional arrangements, financial mechanisms and some sustainable technologies. The user can always count on finding both introductory material and more specific material based on national interests and problems.

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  • Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses on smallholder farming communities in the central highlands of Kenya, the material discussed can be-and has been-effectively applied to agroecosystems in many other parts of the world.

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  • It has become a habit that following completion of a research programme, a review or assessment is performed. Partly to justify the money and efforts that went into the programme and partly to identify novel directions for new programmes. Following this tradition, the sponsor of the International Cooperation research programme (DLO-IC), the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), asked a small group of scientists to draw lessons from its recently completed North- South programme.

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  • The emphasis that firms in all three sectors are placing on risk management and risk measurement issues is encouraging. This should result in stronger and better managed firms. The ability to improve risk quantification can provide important tools for assessing risk/return trade-offs and encourage sound risk management practices. However, firms need to understand the limitations of such methodologies and should supplement these where necessary, for example through stress testing.

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  • The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) was carried out between 2001 and 2005 to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being.

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