Measuring Progress towards Sustainability

Measuring Progress towards Sustainability

This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making.

Author: Subhas K. Sikdar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319427172

Category: Science

Page: 272

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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 insights about simulation-based approaches to process design and quantitative measurement techniques of sustainability for business and technology systems. Most of the examples and case studies are from chemical enterprises but the methodologies presented could be applicable to any system for which quantitative data for indicators are available, and the choice of the set of indicators of sustainability are comprehensive.
Categories: Science

Operations Report

Operations Report

Author: Marin County (Calif.). Community Development Agency

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:221707810

Category: Environmentalism

Page: 52

View: 876

Categories: Environmentalism

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability

Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability

This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making.

Author: Subhas K. Sikdar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319427195

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 656

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 insights about simulation-based approaches to process design and quantitative measurement techniques of sustainability for business and technology systems. Most of the examples and case studies are from chemical enterprises but the methodologies presented could be applicable to any system for which quantitative data for indicators are available, and the choice of the set of indicators of sustainability are comprehensive.
Categories: Science

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351002080, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Author: Shunsuke Managi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351002073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 342

The Inclusive Wealth Index provides important insights into long-term economic growth and human well-being. The Index measures the wealth of nations through a comprehensive analysis of a country's productive base and the country’s wealth in terms of progress, well-being and long-term sustainability. It measures all assets which human well-being is based upon, in particular, produced, human and natural capital to create and maintain human well-being over time.
Categories: Business & Economics

Towards Sustainable Development Indicators to Measure Progress Proceedings of the Rome Conference

Towards Sustainable Development Indicators to Measure Progress  Proceedings of the Rome Conference

The book contains the proceedings of the OECD Conference that was held in Rome in December 1999.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264187641

Category:

Page: 420

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The book contains the proceedings of the OECD Conference that was held in Rome in December 1999. It presents the wide range of initiatives and indicators that are already in place, and outlines the challenges that remain in measuring progress towards sustainable development.
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Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

The second book in an important biennial series that provides a new framework for measuring the inclusive wealth of nations.

Author: United Nations University International Human Dimensions Programme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107109629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 671

The second book in an important biennial series that provides a new framework for measuring the inclusive wealth of nations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Measuring Progress Towards Sfm and Policy Implications

Measuring Progress Towards Sfm and Policy Implications

The book is of significance to students of natural resources, policy and decision makers, politicians and government officials. It may be used also as a reference book for environmental activists and naturalresources management personne

Author: Edward Kweku Nunoo

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3838385535

Category:

Page: 248

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Measuring progress towards sustainable forest management and policy implications is an attempt to quantitatively perform an assessment on the extent to which forest resources (timber)have been managed over the years on sustainable basis. With a specific case study experience from the HFZ of Ghana it draws on the criteria and indicator prognosis to identify and generate a set of weighted performance scores from the trio-sectors; the society, environment and economy. The indicators are assessed on a scale -MoFRUSS to determined the level of performance relative to forest resources-use and resource sustainability and how to restore an equilibrium when management mechanism is thrown out of gear. Decision makers are also guided by bundles of optional policy baskets which provides an opportunity to improve on managements performance through avoided deforestation. The book is of significance to students of natural resources, policy and decision makers, politicians and government officials. It may be used also as a reference book for environmental activists and naturalresources management personne
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Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture

Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture

Achieving progress towards sustainable agriculture is an integral part of the 2030 SDG Agenda. The vision for a sustainable agriculture is articulated in ...

Author: Tubiello, F.N., Wanner, N., Asprooth, L., Mueller, M, Ignaciuk, A., Khan, A. A. & Rosero Moncayo, J.

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251343647

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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This paper presents a new methodological approach aimed at measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture in countries and across agri-food systems typologies, by measuring socio-economic and environmental dimensions with available national statistics, with sixteen indicators defined and constructed from FAOSTAT data. A trend analysis is carried out at country level over the time series 1961-2018, with country results aggregated by four agri-food systems typologies: traditional; land-intensive and capital-intensive mixed systems; and modern food systems. The analysis provides a novel framework for the analysis of progress in achieving sustainable agriculture by country and agri-food system type, that can be implemented effectively and allows for exploring solutions across development pathways.
Categories: Social Science

Technological Choices for Sustainability

Technological Choices for Sustainability

This book offers a critical evaluation of current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state.

Author: Subhas K. Sikdar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662102701

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 475

This book offers a critical evaluation of current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic factors. A further objective is to identify the major trends in methodologies that assist progress towards sustainability.
Categories: Science

Measuring Progress Towards a More Sustainable Europe

Measuring Progress Towards a More Sustainable Europe

This publication sets out an initial progress report on the implementation of the EU's sustainable development strategy adopted by the Gothenburg European Council in June 2001.

Author: Eurostat

Publisher: European Communities

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122226249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 108

This publication sets out an initial progress report on the implementation of the EU's sustainable development strategy adopted by the Gothenburg European Council in June 2001. It focuses on quantitative trends derived from data analysis of a set of sustainable development indicators (SDI) adopted by the European Commission in February 2005. The data cover the period from 1990 to 2005 (or the latest year available) under the following themes: economic development; poverty and social exclusion; population ageing; public health; climate change and energy issues; production and consumption patterns; management of natural resources; transport; good governance; and global partnership.
Categories: Business & Economics

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

The Inclusive Wealth Index provides important insights into long-term economic growth and human well-being.

Author: Shunsuke Managi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367588080

Category:

Page: 486

View: 403

The Inclusive Wealth Index provides important insights into long-term economic growth and human well-being. The Index measures the wealth of nations through a comprehensive analysis of a country's productive base and the country's wealth in terms of progress, well-being and long-term sustainability. It measures all assets which human well-being is based upon, in particular, produced, human and natural capital to create and maintain human well-being over time.
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Towards Sustainable Development

Towards Sustainable Development

Today they agree that economic expansion should be socially and environmentally sustainable. Hence measuring progress towards sustainable development is essential to support decision making and inform the public.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:290002276

Category: Sustainable development

Page:

View: 558

Categories: Sustainable development

ASEAN Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals and The Role of the IMF

ASEAN Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals and The Role of the IMF

In this paper, analysis of progress towards SDGs is based on a broad set of ... Measuring SDG Progress Measuring progress toward Sustainable Development ...

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781498310208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 46

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"Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries continue their considerable past achievements. The Millennium Development Goals—which were to have been met by 2015—helped focus attention on achieving progress towards poverty reduction, better health outcomes, and improvements in education in the ASEAN developing countries. The 17 SDGs—adopted in 2015 and to be met by 2030—cover a wider set of interlinked development objectives, such as inclusion and environmental sustainability, which are important for all countries, including all ASEAN member countries. ASEAN countries have made significant progress in improving incomes and economic opportunities, including for women, and reducing poverty since 2000. Reflecting the economic dynamism of the region, strong income growth, structural transformation, and infrastructure improvements continue to support sustainable development in ASEAN. With continued income growth and strong policy efforts, most ASEAN countries are on track to eradicate absolute poverty by 2030, a major milestone. Also, several ASEAN countries already do relatively well in terms of gender equality. As a result, given support from continued income gains, economic welfare in ASEAN countries is expected to continue converging towards advanced Asia levels. Ensuring more inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth presents a key challenge for ASEAN. Despite some progress, income inequality remains relatively high in several countries and the shift towards manufacturing strains environmental sustainability. These challenges hamper ASEAN welfare convergence relative to advanced Asia. Policies to close these gaps in sustainable development can lead to significant gains. For the lower-middle-income ASEAN countries, in particular, more determined policy efforts are needed to improve infrastructure, as well as health and education outcomes. Remaining sustainable development challenges call for comprehensive, country-specific SDG strategies formulated in the context of national development plans and close monitoring through the voluntary review process. Pursuing sustainable development entails sizeable spending needs. Estimates for Indonesia and Vietnam, the two cases studies considered in this paper, show that reaching the level of best performers in their income group in infrastructure, health, and education by 2030 could entail an additional cost of 51⁄2–61⁄2 percent of GDP per year. While development needs vary across countries, estimates suggest large spending needs for most ASEAN countries. Meeting them will require efforts on multiple fronts, including improvements in spending efficiency, tax capacity, and support from the private sector. For developing ASEAN countries, concessional financing from development partners will be required. The IMF continues to engage ASEAN countries in key areas as they pursue their SDGs. As called for in their mandates, ASEAN and the IMF both strive for economic growth and sustainable development through economic integration and collaboration among their member countries. The IMF has increased its engagement with ASEAN countries to support their policy efforts through its policy diagnostics, advice, and capacity development. ASEAN countries have also received support through IMF initiatives in strengthening revenue mobilization, building state capacity for infrastructure provision, pursuing economic and financial inclusion, addressing the challenges of climate change, strengthening economic institutions for good governance, and building statistical capacity. While fundamental reforms to improve sustainable development take time to bear fruit, there is evidence that efforts have started to pay off. "
Categories: Business & Economics

Measuring Progress Towards a More Sustainable Europe

Measuring Progress Towards a More Sustainable Europe

The Eurostat monitoring report, to be published every two years, underpins the European Commission's progress report on the implementation of the strategy.

Author: Eurostat

Publisher: European Communities

ISBN: 9279050435

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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The EU sustainable development strategy, launched by the European Council in Gothenburg in 2001 and renewed in June 2006, aims for the continuous improvement of quality of life for current and future generations. The Eurostat monitoring report, to be published every two years, underpins the European Commission's progress report on the implementation of the strategy. It provides an objective, statistical picture of progress, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators. Quantitative rules applied consistently across indicators, and visualised through weather symbols, provide a relative assessment of whether Europe is moving in the right direction, and with suffi cient haste, given the objectives and targets defined in the strategy. The data presented cover the period from 1990 to 2006 (or the latest year available). The statistics covered illustrate the range of issues relevant for sustainable development, and should contribute to raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges lying ahead
Categories: Political Science