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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 June 2013
  • ISBN : 9781136561337
  • Page : 206 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it, and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However, this book, a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999), presents valuable practical advice on how to develop measurements that will work in real-life development contexts. It describes and analyses how to derive, validate and apply indicators in the course of an actual development project - in this case the Mediterranean Action Plan in Malta. The authors explain the trade-offs and constraints involved and how it is possible to combine the open-ended and flexible perspectives of sustainability with the more linear processes and fixed targets of specific projects through the use of pragmatic and reflective methodologies.

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Measuring Sustainability

Measuring Sustainability
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781136561337
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring Sustainability

' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it, and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However, this book, a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999), presents valuable practical advice on how to develop measurements that will work in real-life development contexts. It describes and analyses how to derive, validate and apply indicators in the course of an actual

Measuring and Controlling Sustainability

Measuring and Controlling Sustainability
  • Author : Adam Lindgreen,Bernhard Hirsch,Christine Vallaster,Dr. Shumaila Yousofzai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781315401881
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring and Controlling Sustainability

Efforts to establish the measurement and control of sustainability have produced notable tools, but those instruments lack applicability in practice. Increasing the level of standardization of such tools also seems difficult to achieve, because the contexts surrounding the focal organizations differ considerably. Therefore, what we need is a systematic, interdisciplinary assessment of how to measure and control sustainability, so that we can establish an essential definition and up-to-date picture of the field. Measuring and Controlling Sustainability attempts to provide such

Measuring Sustainability

Measuring Sustainability
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781136561344
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring Sustainability

Chapter 3: Systemic Sustainability Analysis and Prospective; Introduction; The importance of the subjective; Background to CAMP Malta; Technical specification for SSA; Familiarizing the Maltese SSA team; What are SSA and SPSA and how are they different?; SPSA and Blue Plan approaches; Chapter 4: Doing SPSA: Some Reflective Experience; Introduction; Stage 1: Find out how things are: reflection; Stage 2: Understand the context for sustainability indicators: reflection/connection; Stage 3: Gather the stakeholders in the sustainability indicator process: reflection/connection.

Measuring Sustainability and Decoupling

Measuring Sustainability and Decoupling
  • Author : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Release Date : 2006-11-01
  • ISBN : 9789289314107
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring Sustainability and Decoupling

There is growing interest among policymakers for the prospects of decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation, in order to achieve improved environmental quality without compromising economic growth. However, whilst decoupling indicators give a reasonably good measure for potential or progress towards sustainability, decoupling is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for sustainability. Decoupling indicators, unlike many other statistical efforts related to the environment, are not meant to summarise the general state of the environment, but rather to measure countries'

A framework for measuring sustainability outcomes for landscape investments

A framework for measuring sustainability outcomes for landscape investments
  • Author : Himlal Baral,Peter Holmgren
  • Publisher : CIFOR
  • Release Date : 2015-10-29
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
GET THIS BOOKA framework for measuring sustainability outcomes for landscape investments

Rapidly increasing demand for food and agricultural non-food products to meet the demands of rising populations with new consumption patterns have worrying implications for sustainability of many ecosystems globally. Landscape approaches are often promoted as a win-win solution to reducing harmful impacts of development – a means to balance social needs and economic performance, while maintaining ecological function. In this respect, landscape approaches that address multiple sector needs, including agriculture, production forestry and conservation, are identified as a significant opportunity to

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability
  • Author : Jiří J Klemeš
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20
  • ISBN : 9780128022337
GET THIS BOOKAssessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process? Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods. This book

Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability

Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability
  • Author : Sarah E. Fredericks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781135045661
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring and Evaluating Sustainability

The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how ethics and technical considerations can aid the development of sustainability indexes to overcome this division in the literature and aid sustainability initiatives. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability develops and illustrates methods of linking technical and normative concerns during the

Sustainability Indicators

Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-04
  • ISBN : 9781136556012
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Praise for the first edition: 'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommendations for those attempting to do sustainability analysis in the field most welcome, which is also the book's greatest strength.' Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 'This book

Measuring and Controlling Sustainability

Measuring and Controlling Sustainability
  • Author : Adam Lindgreen,Christine Vallaster,Dr. Shumaila Yousofzai,Bernhard Hirsch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781315401898
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring and Controlling Sustainability

Efforts to establish the measurement and control of sustainability have produced notable tools, but those instruments lack applicability in practice. Increasing the level of standardization of such tools also seems difficult to achieve, because the contexts surrounding the focal organizations differ considerably. Therefore, what we need is a systematic, interdisciplinary assessment of how to measure and control sustainability, so that we can establish an essential definition and up-to-date picture of the field. Measuring and Controlling Sustainability attempts to provide such

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability
  • Author : Subhas K. Sikdar,Debalina Sengupta,Rajib Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • ISBN : 9783319427195
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This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making. Contributions will appeal to engineers and scientists engaged in technology development, assessment, and verification. Researchers working on engineering sustainability are likely to get ideas for further research in quantifying sustainability for industrial systems. Concepts described can be applied across all scales, from process technology to global sustainability; and challenges and limitations are also addressed. Readers will discover important

Measuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?

Measuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?
  • Author : Karen Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781136287541
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?

Improving wellbeing and sustainability are central goals of government, but are they in conflict? This engaging new book reviews that question and its implications for public policy through a focus on indicators. It highlights tensions on the one hand between various constructs of wellbeing and sustainable development, and on the other between current individual and societal notions of wellbeing. It recommends a clearer conceptual framework for policy makers regarding different wellbeing constructs which would facilitate more transparent discussions. Arguing against

Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability

Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability
  • Author : Sarah E. Fredericks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781135045678
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring and Evaluating Sustainability

The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how ethics and technical considerations can aid the development of sustainability indexes to overcome this division in the literature and aid sustainability initiatives. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability develops and illustrates methods of linking technical and normative concerns during the

Measuring Sustainable Development Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks

Measuring Sustainable Development Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-07-07
  • ISBN : 9789264020139
GET THIS BOOKMeasuring Sustainable Development Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks

The papers in this conference proceedings address the various conceptual, measurement and statistical policy issues that arise when applying accounting frameworks to the concept of sustainable development.

Research Anthology on Measuring and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Research Anthology on Measuring and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • ISBN : 9781668438862
GET THIS BOOKResearch Anthology on Measuring and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are an ongoing focus around the world as the needs of people and society continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The need for a more sustainable future has never been more pressing as issues such as climate change, natural disasters, and overpopulation present unique difficulties for the decision makers of the world. In order for them to make the best decisions regarding current priorities and strategies, up-to-date and detailed research regarding where we currently are

Defining and Measuring Sustainability

Defining and Measuring Sustainability
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : Washington, D.C. : Published for the United Nations University by the World Bank
  • Release Date : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050456642
GET THIS BOOKDefining and Measuring Sustainability

Introdução à definição e medição de sustentabilidade biogeofísica compreendo os artigos de background, estudos de casos e ecossistemas gerenciados.