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Eco efficiency

Eco efficiency Author Livio D. DeSimone
ISBN-10 0262541092
Release 2000
Pages 280
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The term "eco-efficiency" describes business activities that create economic value while reducing ecological impact and resource use. This book outlines the principles of eco-efficiency and presents case studies of their application from a number of international companies, including 3M and the Dow Chemical Company. It also discusses the value of partnerships--with other companies, business associations, communities, regulators, and environmental and other nongovernmental groups. In the conclusion, the authors argue that business must become more eco-efficient and that governments need to change the conditions under which business operates, including tax and regulatory regimes, to make them more conducive to eco-efficiency.



Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy Author Natalia Mirovitskaya
ISBN-10 9780822381037
Release 2002-03-08
Pages 432
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The Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy is a comprehensive presentation of definitions, philosophies, policies, models, and analyses of global environmental and developmental issues. With a wealth of comparative, multidisciplinary, and geographically varied perspectives on environmental governance, it also provides detailed and balanced discussions about specific environmental issues. The guide combines formal, objective entries with critical commentaries that emphasize different opinions and controversies. With succinct explanations of more than a thousand terms, thoughtful interpretations by international experts, and helpful cross-referencing, this resource is designed to serve as a roadmap for understanding the issues and debates in the overlapping fields of environment and development. Intended for use by activists, journalists, policymakers, students, scholars, and interested citizens, the Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy will be a helpful tool for anyone trying to get a comprehensive look at the many environmental organizations, schools of thought, development programs, international environmental treaties, conventions, and strategies that have proliferated in the past few decades.



Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 1999 2000

Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 1999 2000 Author Helge Ole Bergesen
ISBN-10 9781134055463
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 378
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List of Contents Current Issues and Key Themes Agreements on Environment and Development Systematically listed key data and illustrations concerning the most important international agreements presented on the basis of information from the organizations in question and other sources, covering such matters as: objectives ? scope ? time and place of establishment ? status of participation ? affiliated instruments and organizations ? major activities ? secretariat ? finance ? rules and standards ? monitoring and implementation ? decision-making bodies ? key publications ? Internet sources. This edition includes the new Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), including UN specialized agencies objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? decision-making bodies ? finance ? key publications ? Internet sources. International Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? budget ? key publications ? Internet sources. Country Profiles Summaries of the performance and main commitments of 15 OECD countries in addition to Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Thailand. Originally published in 1999



Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003 04

Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003 04 Author Olav Schram Stokke
ISBN-10 9781134071708
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 356
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'The Yearbook's extensive coverage makes a valuable contribution in promoting international co-operation on environment' Xie Zhenhu, Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China 'A vital contribution in terms of reliable research and information on key issues of sustainable development. It constitutes an invaluable tool for facilitating the dialogue among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the commitments agreed to in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)' Ian Johnson World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development The essential reference to all the rapidly multiplying international agreements on environment and development issues. This ninth annual edition of the Yearbook demonstrates the international community's position on specific environment and development problems, the main obstacles to effective international solutions, and how to overcome them. It assesses both the achievements and shortcomings of co-operation, distinguishing between the rhetoric and the reality of environment world politics. Contents Current Issues and Key Themes Agreements on Environment and Development Systematically listed key data and illustrations concerning the most important international agreements presented on the basis of information from the organizations in question and other sources, covering such matters as: objectives ? scope ? time and place of establishment ? status of participation ? affiliated instruments and organizations ? major activities ? secretariat ? finance ? rules and standards ? monitoring and implementation ? decision-making bodies ? key publications ? Internet sources. This edition includes several recently adopted conventions and protocols. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), including UN specialized agencies objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? decision-making bodies ? finance ? key publications ? Internet sources. International Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? budget ? key publications ? Internet sources. Originally published in 2003



Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Author Sigeru Omatu
ISBN-10 9783642287657
Release 2012-03-23
Pages 778
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The International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2012 (DCAI 2012) is a stimulating and productive forum where the scientific community can work towards future cooperation in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence areas. This conference is a forum in which applications of innovative techniques for solving complex problems will be presented. Artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distributed environments, such as the internet, electronic commerce, environment monitoring, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, to mention only a few, is continuously increasing, becoming an element of high added value with social and economic potential, in industry, quality of life, and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both the academic and industry sector is essential to facilitate the development of systems that can meet the ever increasing demands of today's society. This edition of DCAI brings together past experience, current work, and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the Bioinformatics, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca. The present edition will be held in Salamanca, Spain, from 28th to 30th March 2012.



Nature People and Globalization

Nature  People  and Globalization Author Ahmed Ismail Samatar
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924073881322
Release 1998
Pages 250
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Financing Change

Financing Change Author Stephan Schmidheiny
ISBN-10 0262692074
Release 1998
Pages 211
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Largely descriptive rather than prescriptive, Financing Change is the first study toexamine questions that will become increasingly important as populations burgeon and the developingcountries enter financial markets.



Macalester International

Macalester International Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076218307
Release 1998
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Author World Business Council for Sustainable Development
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924099218574
Release 1999
Pages 30
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Yearbook of International Co operation on Environment and Development

Yearbook of International Co operation on Environment and Development Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105024879665
Release 1999
Pages 352
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This eighth annual edition analyzes the international community's position on specific environment and development problems, the main obstacles to effective international solutions, and how to overcome them. It assesses both the achievements and shortcomings of co-operation, distinguishing between the rhetoric and the reality of environmental world politics.



The Sustainable Business Challenge

The Sustainable Business Challenge Author Jan-Olaf Willums
ISBN-10 1874719179
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 180
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Two decades ago, in the late 1970s, environmental concerns were only beginning to surface in the world's boardrooms. Today, environmental stewardship is part of every board member's vocabulary. So what issues will be on the corporate board agenda twenty years from now? How fully will environmental and social questions be integrated into the fabric of an enterprise? That depends on those entering the corporate world now: by the time today's business students have gained senior positions, concepts such as eco-efficiency and the "social licence to operate" should be common currency. Therefore, environmental concerns will be high on the list of recruitment and career development requirements of 21st-century corporations. So how well prepared are today's business students? The Sustainable Business Challenge began with a collaboration between the WBCSD and the international student organisation AISEC to discover precisely that. Environmental staff from the WBCSD's member companies, business professors and members of environmental NGOs were asked to help compile a document of what every student should know. A version was posted on the Internet along with a certificated exam, The Sustainable Business Challenge Exam, and was greeted with much enthusiasm from around the world. This success prompted great demand for an accompanying book. Based on the original Internet background document, The Sustainable Business Challenge is now available. The Sustainable Business Challenge is the most comprehensive and up-to-date primer available on issues of corporate sustainability and of environmental issues that affect business. All the key topics are addressed thoroughly and succinctly: What does sustainable development mean and what are its implications? What are the important issues for business regarding climate, water, fisheries, agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, transport and waste? What are the key topics on today's board agenda? What do businesses need to know about emerging themes such as product stewardship, sustainable consumption, global trade, and risk and uncertainty? What are the tools for managing the sustainable corporation? What about concepts for the next century, such as eco-efficiency, by-product synergy, the "triple bottom-line"? In order to put these issues – and many more – in context, they are all viewed from the perspective of the fictional "SDX Corporation" (a US multinational manufacturing corporation) as they get to grips with the policy implications of environmental issues throughout 1999. We eavesdrop on an imagined dialogue as a large corporation questions its future, via board papers, internal memoranda, letters and press clippings. This takes The Sustainable Business Challenge above the realm of an environmental management textbook, presenting instead the story of a corporation's search for sustainability. A final chapter takes us to 2020 and imagines what will be on the board's agenda by then. The Sustainable Business Challenge is unique in the breadth of its scope, yet doesn't over-simplify the issues. It is thoroughly revised and up to date (it includes discussion on the implications of the Kyoto negotiations), and includes contributions from John Elkington (SustainAbility), Rick Bunch (World Resources Institute) and numerous others. Anyone – business students, managers, heads of SMEs – looking for a single resource that presents all the key environmental issues as they affect business, now and into the next century, need look no further than The Sustainable Business Challenge.



Changing Course

Changing Course Author Stephan Schmidheiny
ISBN-10 0262691531
Release 1992
Pages 374
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Changing Course is a practical introduction to new and necessary methods of running businesses so that the realities of business and the marketplace support the realities of the environment and the needs of human development.Gathering the expertise of more than 50 leaders of multinational corporations and backed by an array of case studies showing existing best practices, Changing Course provides an extensive analysis of how the business community can adapt and contribute to the crucial goal of sustainable development - which combines the objectives of environmental protection and economic growth. All of its recommendations are linked by the belief that only by allowing market forces to operate freely and integrating the "polluter pays" principle into environmental and economic policy can sustainable development be achieved.Changing Course focuses first on the often adversarial relationship between business and government in chapters that discuss full-cost pricing and market signals, energy, capital markets, trade, and managing change. It shows how environmental costs, which are often invisible, can best be factored into production, investment, and trade. And it calls for a rational long-term energy strategy that balances the energy needs for economic development with a policy shift toward the payment of pollution costs and energy efficiency - changes that demand new thinking and increased flexibility by policy makers in both the public and the private sectors.Changing Course then explores business to business relationships, beginning with the sensitive topic of corporate reporting in environmental areas and discussion of how an environmentally conscious firm is managed. Chapters look at optimal products and processes, product stewardship in retail and trading companies, at new practices for such renewable resource industries as forestry and agriculture, and at the need for new long-term partnerships to boost economic development and environmental standards in the developing world.Changing Course concludes with a detailed look at the implications of sustainable development for business in the developing world, where, as former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi pointed out, poverty itself is a great polluter.Stephan Schmidheiny is a Swiss industrialist, Chairman of the Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the Principal Advisor for Business and Industry to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (ECO'92).



Governance for Sustainable Development

Governance for Sustainable Development Author William M. Lafferty
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060898635
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 377
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This book offers a balanced focus on the difficulties and successes of promoting sustainable development through strategic governance. It will be of particular relevance to those interested in the institutional mechanisms of governance and policy implementation. The book will also appeal to scholars and students of political science, organizational studies and business administration, and policymakers and NGOs directly involved in the task of implementing sustainable development.



Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics

Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics Author Philip A. Lawn
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114526721
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 467
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Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, national governments have introduced policy measures designed to steer their economies along a more sustainable path. This book discusses the ways in which sustainable development indicators can be improved in order to both assess the impact of past policies and avoid the repetition of previous failings.



World Resources 1998 99

World Resources  1998 99 Author World Resources Institute
ISBN-10 0195214080
Release 1998
Pages 369
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World Resources 1998-99 focuses on the critical issue of environmental change and human health. Drawing on the latest scientific data, this section explores how environmental conditions contribute to the current burden of death and disease around the world and how that may change over the coming decades. World Resources 1998-99 looks at several critical trends that are changing the physical environment and thereby have the potential to influence human health on such topics as the intensification of agriculture, industrialization, and rising energy use. As in previous volumes, World Resources 1998-99 also looks at the current state of the environment as it relates to population and human well-being, resources at risk, and consumption and waste. The book also contains the latest core country data from 157 countries and new information on poverty, inequality, and food security.



Julkaisuja

Julkaisuja Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924090175146
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Finance Sustainable Development

Finance   Sustainable Development Author Pierre-André Chiappori
ISBN-10 2717855815
Release 2009
Pages 250
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Economic and financial considerations are often perceived as being antithetical to environmental concerns. Is it possible to reconcile economic development and growth with preservation of the planet and its resources?The authors of F inance and Sustainable Development believe reconciliation of these two seemingly opposite agendas isn't just possible —it's essential. Economic analysis of environmental problems has made considerable progress in recent decades. Growing concerns about sustainable development, and more particularly environmental and climate change, have emphasized the importance of this research.This book, an outgrowth of the December 2007 conference on "Finance and Sustainable Development: Opposition or Partnership?" brings together many of the leading experts concerned with environmentally friendly growth. Their aim is to provide a better understanding of the long-term issues that must be considered when attempting to create any short-term solutions.