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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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  • This book highlights methodological approaches for the economics of sustainable development and brings together recent empirical work done in India, especially by Dr. Surender Kumar and Dr. Shunsuke Managi. Various chapters in this book use Indian data to show the very wide applicability of methodologies in the theory of production for dealing with many empirical issues of environmentally sustainable development in a developing country.

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  • Sustainability is a powerful buzzword for good reason. It is strongly connected to notions such as endurance, flexibility, quality and alternative thinking – all of which are increasingly emerging as building blocks of financially successful enterprise. And real estate that has incorporated these aspects clearly is increasingly acquiring a competitive advantage over other product in the market. Sustainability then, as far as real estate is concerned, is about the more durable processes and practices of the humans that interact with the property.

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  • Energy and climate change are issues of critical importance for shaping a sustainable future, both in South Africa and globally. For South Africa, finding a policy approach which balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. This book provides an innovative and strategic approach to climate policy, with local development objectives as its starting point.

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  • Michael Aliber joined the HSRC in February 2002 as a Chief Research Specialist in the Integrated Rural and Regional Development Programme. Since joining the HSRC, Dr Aliber has completed a research project on the willing-buyer/willingseller approach to land redistribution, contributed to a study on the link between HIV/AIDS and land tenure in KwaZulu-Natal, and participated in a project to reviewBotswana’s land policy. From March 2001 until January 2002, Dr Aliber was an independent consultant, doing projects on land reform in Uganda,...

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  • The approach is applied to sustainable social marketing channels for agroforest commodities, notably non -timber products and services. Their development will often benefit the poor social minorities living near or in forests but will not succeed unless other markets – for inputs, credit, labor, and even foreign exchange – exist and are free of inappropriate policies.

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  • This book is compiled to provide the reader a critical appreciation of key tools of Lean and Six Sigma and their implementation into both manufacturing and service organizations through drawing upon the research findings of a range of specialist scholars (including academics and practitioners) who have either proposed a conceptual model of framework for Lean/Six Sigma or have empirically gathered an extensive range of new data from organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors across a number of countries.

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  • The essence of knowledge management is to improve organizational performance by approaching to the processes such as acquiring knowledge, converting knowledge into useful form, applying or using knowledge, protecting knowledge by intentional and systematic method, and knowledge management can be understood by innovation process of organization with individual to search for creative problem solving method.

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  • These papers describe environmentally conscious design technique in the field on buildings and architecture: how to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing the energy efficiency, water efficiency, use sustainable (renewable or recyclables) materials of construction. Section 4 is a collection of articles related to sustainable agriculture and food security: systems of food production that provide secure supply to meet the world growing population.

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  • Agroforestry is one of the sustainable approaches to land-use management where both agriculture and forestry combine into an integrated production system to get maximum benefits (Kidd and Pimentel, 1992; Nair, 1998). As per ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, now World Agroforestry Centre), ‘‘agroforestry is a deliberate integration of woody components with agricultural and pastoral operations on the same piece of land either in a spatial or temporal sequence in such a way that both ecological and economic interactions occur between them.’’...

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  • The environmental legislation contained in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 set the stage for green chemistry. Environmental concerns in research and industry are increasing with more and more pressure to reduce the number of pollutants produced. Green chemistry, environmentally benign chemistry and sustainable chemistry involve the design of chemical products and processes that eliminates the use and generation of hazardous substances.

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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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  • The umbrella term Social Sciences and Humanities refers to a plurality of fields outside the Natural or Physical Sciences. Disciplines as different as anthropology, archeology, architecture, art, cultural studies, economics, education, geography and environmental studies, history, law, languages and linguistics, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology or translation studies, all share the concern for human relations and socio-cultural practices.

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  • The umbrella term Social Sciences and Humanities refers to a plurality of fields outside the Natural or Physical Sciences. Disciplines as different as anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, cultural studies, economics, education, geography and environmental studies, history, law, languages and linguistics, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology or translation studies, all share the concern for human relations and socio-cultural practices.

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  • This book discusses an emerging approach to architecture in which building performance is a guiding design principle. This architecture places broadly defined performance above, or on a par with, form-making; it utilizes digital technologies of quantitative and qualitative performance-based simulation to offer a comprehensive new approach to the design of the built environment.

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  • These CNVs may show association with certain clinical conditions and help in predicting risk and also diagnosis. All these approaches have their merits and demerits and in general are tedious, time consuming and need manpower with stringent handling. This naturally prompted the development of several automated methods for culturing cells in mass scale, use of membrane bioreactors, and image analysis for interpreting the cytogenetic observations made.

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  • PEDIGREA: USING THE FARMER FIELD SCHOOL CONCEPT AND INTEGRATING MARKETING ISSUES IN PARTICIPATORY PLANT BREEDING OF RICE AND LOCAL VEGETABLES The program set up and overview Introduction: setting the scene. Origin of the initiative The Programme on Participatory Enhancement of Diversity of Genetic Resources in Asia (PEDIGREA) was established in 2002 to seek novel practical and sustainable approaches for the onfarm management

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  • Reduce overall grain yield by cracking as one of the main problems directly reduces income and the availability of staple food to the farmers in the Mekong Delta. Cracking or fissuring of a grain of wheat that may occur in the rice field by harvest time is not right / real, post-harvest conditions improper drying and milling activities inconsistent. This project aims to improve the quality and value of rice, through an integrated approach that includes the service provider farmers, millers, and extension workers and educational institutions...

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  • Committed to ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources in the South Pacific Ocean and in so doing safeguarding the marine ecosystems in which the resources occur; Recalling relevant international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of 4 December 1995 and the Agreement to...

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