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Author: Lowell Hardin
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: sustainability, component, research, management, pest, addendum, integrated
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1992
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14248

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Keywords: sustainability, business, steering
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 9280809091
ISBN-13: 9789280809091

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.

Author: Charles E. Adie
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disaster, sustainability, natural, local, ideas, recovery, holistic, building
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2003-09-01
ISBN-10: 0756726204
ISBN-13: 9780756726201

This is an all-purpose handbook on how to build sustainability into a community during the recovery period after a disaster. It has background information, practical descriptions, & ideas about what sustainability is, why it is a good for a community, & how it can be applied during disaster recovery to help create a better community. The book is intended to be used by local officials, staff, activists, & the disaster recovery experts who help the community during disaster recovery -- including state planners, emergency management professionals, mitigation specialists, & others. It is geared ma

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: assessments, sustainability, conducting
Number of Pages: 135
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 9264047255
ISBN-13: 9789264047259

This volume reviews the state of the art in conducting sustainability assessments, including the range of methodologies and tools available. It describes current practice in OECD countries, as well as the continuing debate on quantifying and comparing diverse types of short- and long-term policy impacts. --Publisher's description.

Author: Sam H. Johnson
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: irrigation, district, sustainability, achieve, mexico, management, transfer, strategy
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9290903473
ISBN-13: 9789290903475

Describes the process of transfer of irrigation districts in Mexico from public ownership to joint management, where responsibility for irrigation O&M is shared between the public irrigation agency and water user associations. It evaluates the sustainability of transferred systems and discusses needed changes.

Author: Shahidur R. Khandker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sustainability, performance, bank, grameen
Number of Pages: 166
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 0821334638
ISBN-13: 9780821334638

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 306. Describes ways in which the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which has attracted worldwide attention by providing small loans to the rural poor and recording high repayment rates, can achieve sustainability, expansion, and replicability. The Grameen Bank has more than 2 million members, of which 94 percent are women, spread across 35,000 villages

Author: Leszek Kąsek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: aging, coping, challenges, fiscal, pressures, croatia, states, pension, systems, new, member, sustainability
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0821373692
ISBN-13: 9780821373699

This study finds that pension reforms in recent years have improved the efficiency and sustainability of pension systems in the new member states of the European Union and Croatia. However, for many countries, these probably have not gone far enough to ensure long-term sustainability, given the aging of the population. Reforms have included changes to Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) systems, including increases in retirement ages (not at least for women), new benefit formulas, and new indexation mechanism. Some countries (Latvia and Poland) have further strengthened the link of contributions and benefits
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