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Author: Tracey Strange
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: society, environment, economy, linking, development, sustainable
Number of Pages: 147
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 9264047786
ISBN-13: 9789264047785

We see the expression "sustainable development" everywhere, but what does it actually mean? How do production and consumption influence sustainability? Is globalization of the economy helping or hindering it? Can sustainability be measured using the traditional tools of economic analysis? What can governments, enterprises, and citizens do to promote it? The OECD produces data, research, and policy recommendations on many issues related to sustainable development, including climate change, cooperation with developing countries, and corporate social responsibility. OECD Insights: Sustainable Dev
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Author: Strange Tracey
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: economy, society, environment, linking, development, insights, sustainable, oecd
Number of Pages: 142
Published: 2008-12-02
ISBN-10: 9264055746
ISBN-13: 9789264055742

This book takes a careful look at the concept of sustainable development. What does it mean? How is it affected by production, consumption and globalisation? How it can be measured, and what can be done to promote it? The OECD produces data, research and policy recommendations on many issues related to sustainable development, including climate change, co-operation with developing countries and corporate social responsibility. OECD Insights: Sustainable Development draws on that expertise. It argues that to be sustainable, development has to be based on progress in three areas at once: the eco
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Author: Steven C. Beering
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: energy, economy, transformation, effective, future, sustainable, building, actions
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437925782
ISBN-13: 9781437925784

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The U.S. faces a critical challenge to transform our current fossil fuel based energy economy to a sustainable energy economy. This transformation must be achieved to increase U.S. energy independence, enhance environ. stewardship and reduce energy and carbon intensity, and generate continued economic growth. These are the six topics in this report: 1: A comprehensive Fed. strategy. 2: Private and Fed. support for sustainable energy R&D is inadequate. 3: The U.S. energy economy does not value the environ. as a public good. 4: Hum
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: issue, sustainable, development, special, sti, volume, review
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2000-03-21
ISBN-10: 9264161791
ISBN-13: 9789264161795

Private and public investments in the development and diffusion of clean technologies are key to achieving sustainable development goals. What is the role of government vs. that of industry? How can governments encourage enterprises to adopt ...
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Author: Martin A. Spitzer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: healthy, environment, century, opportunity, prosperity, america, advancing, sustainable
Number of Pages: 171
Published: 1999-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788182269
ISBN-13: 9780788182266

Each chapter of this report corresponds to one of the substantive policy areas the President's Council on Sustainable Development has considered. The introduction establishes the context and illuminates some of the cross-cutting lessons, findings, and recommendations that inform the council's work. Chapters: climate change; environmental management; metropolitan and rural strategies for sustainable communities; and international leadership. Appendixes: environmental management; examples of sustainable community initiatives; international capital flows; and council member profiles. Further read
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Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sus
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: tropics, humid, environment, agriculture, sustainable
Number of Pages: 728
Published: 1993
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14240

Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics provides critically needed direction for developing strategies that both mitigate land degradation, deforestation, and biological resource losses and help the economic status of tropical countries through promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. Index.
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Author: Magali Bodart, Arnaud Evrard
Publisher: Presses univ. de Louvain
Keywords: architecture, passive, low, energy, conference, international, sustainable, development, 27th
Number of Pages: 669
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 2874632775
ISBN-13: 9782874632778

The 27th PLEA conference PLEA2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development marks the 30th anniversary of PLEA. The topics of the conference tackle a broad range well beyond the subject of energy. Following from the last PLEA conference that was held in Quebec in 2009, we want this celebratory PLEA 2011 in Louvain-la-Neuve to provide a special meeting ground for architects, engineers and researchers to debate the theme of sustainable architecture and the different aspects of sustainable development that range from the scale of the city to those of materials and components. This book of Procee
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