In 1987, the United Nations published a document that challenged the economic orthodoxy of the relationship between development and environmental degradation. Called Our Common Future 1, it emphasised the concept of ‘sustainable development’.
In theory, sustainable development simply means meeting the needs of the present generation, without compromising the needs of future generations. The true challenge of sustainable development lies in putting the theory into practice.
Cleaner production provides a practical way of moving towards sustainable
Research Foreign direct investment towards sustainable development in the northern key economic region purposes: the thesis recommends main orientations and solutions in order to promote foreign direct investment towards sustainable development in NKER in the future.
In response to growing support for sustainable international development strategies,
the U.S. Congress has recommended that the Agency for International Development
(AID) create a new Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) that focuses on the
research needs of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The Office
of Agriculture in AID's Bureau for Science and Technology subsequently asked that the
National Research Council's Board on Agriculture (BA) and Board on Science and
Technology for International Development (BOSTID) undertake planning for the new
This chapter presents the following content: Sustainable marketing, social criticisms of marketing, consumer actions to promote sustainable marketing, business actions toward sustainable marketing, marketing ethics, the sustainable company.
Systematizing the theoretical issues of sustainable development in general and sustainable development of agriculture in particular, the thesis analyzes, assesses the current agricultural development status of the Northern mountainous midland provinces in a sustainable way in the past years and proposes recommendations to promote the rapid development of sustainable agriculture from now until 2020.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Preventing hospital infections - Real-world problems, realistic solutions" presents the following contents: The importance of leadership and followership, common problems, realistic solutions, toward sustainability, the collaborative approach to preventing infection, the collaborative approach to preventing infection,...
Wetland ecosystems are a natural resource of global significance.Historically,
their high level of plant and animal (especially bird) diversity is perhaps the
major reason why wetland protection has become a high priority worldwide,
supported by international agreements, such as the Ramsar Convention and
the International Convention of Biological Diversity (Fig. 1.1).
Sustainability, in its ecological and social components, poses businesses an inescapable challenge: without sustainability there will be an end to profits. Hence, business people have a strong self-interest in minimizing the ecological damage of their operations. In this book, business executives, economists, ecologists, and other thinkers outline new practical approaches that businesses and society must take to meet this challenge.
In January 2009 WWF-UK launched its One Planet Food programme, which aims to reduce the
environmental and social impacts of food consumption in the UK. We work across the food chain to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs), protect biodiversity and reduce the impact of food on finite
water resources. The aim has always been to move away from unsustainable food choices, towards
sustainable ones that support global agriculture and biodiversity.
Since 1960 the world’s population has doubled, increasing the demand for food and impacting on the
climate and our ecosystems.
Tham khảo sách 'biological nitrogen fixation: towards poverty alleviation through sustainable agriculture', khoa học tự nhiên, công nghệ sinh học phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
A student magazine asserts that a key action towards sustainability is ‘don’t
have kids’ (Anon. 2008: 29). Another ‘green’ magazine for parents points out
that ‘in the US, even having just one child creates a carbon legacy almost six
times greater than each parent’s own lifetime carbon emissions’ (McAleer
2009). Sustainability and birthing human children are figured as mutually
exclusive. So how do we get an edited collection of essays in a book with both
the words ‘sustainability’ and ‘birth’ in the title?...
Several steps are being taken by ASEAN
Member Countries in a bid to put forward
a unified and regional voice toward meeting
their commitments to the Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD), in particular the
implementation of their National Biodiversity
Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs),
and for the 9th Meeting of the Conference
of Parties (COP9) in Bonn, Germany this
The paper presents an overview of TDM measures which have been applied worldwide, and to identify its possibility for applying in each specific local situation. Then, the paper discuss on the traffic situation in Hanoi, evaluate the current implementation of TDM measures in order to identify appropriate measures. The findings may help city agencies in better applying the right TDM solution at the right situations and thus result in reducing the traffic congestion towards a sustainable transportation in Hanoi as well in other similar cities in Vietnam and Asian countries.
In this chapter, you will learn: Understand how natural world works, understand how human systems interact with natural system, accurately determine environmental problems, develop and follow a sustainable relationship with natural world.
The objective of the research is contributing to systematized and clarified more general theoretical basis for commercial development towards civilization and modern; research experiences in civilization, modern commercial development in some countries in the region and learn how to develop the Hanoi commercial towards civilization and modern.
The first Section of this book starts with a collection of articles about sustainable
education or education for sustainable development. The papers present research and
practices of teaching and education as essential tools for achieving sustainable
development. Alternative perspective to funding public schools and Universities are
also presented in this section. The goal is to foster the increased quality of teaching and
learning and help countries make progress toward development.