Sustainability Indicators

Written By Tomás Hák
Sustainability Indicators
  • Publsiher : Island Press
  • Release : 26 September 2012
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Sustainability Indicators by author: Tomás Hák which was release on 26 September 2012 and published by Island Press with total page 448 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators defines the present state of the art in indicator development. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the science behind various indicators, while placing special emphasis on their use as communications tools. The contributors draw on their experience as academics and practitioners to describe the conceptual challenges to measuring something as complex as sustainability at local, regional, national, and global scales. The book also reviews existing indicators to assess how they could be better employed, considering which indicators are overused and which have been underutilized. Sustainability Indicators will help planners and policy makers find indicators that are ready for application and relevant to their needs, and will help researchers identify the unresolved issues where progress is most urgently needed. All readers will find advice as to the most effective ways to use indicators to support decision making.

Sustainability Indicators

Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Tomás Hák,Bedrich Moldan,Arthur Lyon Dahl
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators defines ...

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact

Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact
  • Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Depra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Sustainability Metrics and Indicators of Environmental Impact: Industrial and Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment covers the main trending topics on the environmental impact of systems of production giving emphasis to Life cycle assessment (LCA). This methodology is one of the most important tools of analysis, as mathematical models are applied that ...

Technological Choices for Sustainability

Technological Choices for Sustainability
  • Author : Subhas K. Sikdar,Peter Glavic,Ravi Jain
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : 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 ...

Sustainable Measures

Sustainable Measures
  • Author : Martin Bennett,Peter James,Leon Klinkers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing ...

Development of a Sustainability Assessment Matrix SAM as a Method of Quantifying Sustainability

Development of a Sustainability Assessment Matrix  SAM  as a Method of Quantifying Sustainability
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : How do we evaluate the sustainability of building infrastructure systems to inform our design decisions? It is not enough to state a building is eco-friendly and thus sustainable based simply on one measure such as the use of specific construction materials. Decision makers need to give other contributing adequate consideration. ...

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
  • Total pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : 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 ...

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators
  • Author : Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Total pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : This handbook provides researchers and students with an overview of the field of sustainability indicators (SIs) as applied in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development. The editors have sought to include views from the center ground of SI development but also divergent views which represent some of the diverse, challenging ...

Indicator Systems for Sustainable Innovation

Indicator Systems for Sustainable Innovation
  • Author : Jens Horbach
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-01-14
  • Total pages : 206
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Summary : In the recent past, environmental innovations have led to a considerable reduction of many pollutants; however, further innovation is required to tackle remaining pollution sources. This work analyses the significance and the effects of framework conditions on innovation activities that contribute to the realisation of a sustainable development. The book ...

Sustainability Indicators in Practice

Sustainability Indicators in Practice
  • Author : Agnieszka Latawiec,Dorice Agol
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-12-30
  • Total pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : The goal of sustainable development is to meet the socio-economic and environmental objectives without comprising the needs of future generations. Since the Rio Summit of 1992, the concept of sustainability has captured our imaginations and aspirations and efforts to develop its indicators have increased. A range of sustainability indicators have been ...

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : James K. Lein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that ...

Sustainable Measures

Sustainable Measures
  • Author : Martin Bennett,Peter James,Leon Klinkers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing ...

A Sustainable Modular Product Design Approach with Key Components and Uncertain End of life Options Consideration

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  • Author : Junfeng Ma
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : An expanding awareness of manufacturing's short-term and long-term environmental impacts continues to drive manufacturers to reconsider the product design process with a view toward sustainability. An emphasis on sustainability is imperative for the competitive success of modern design and manufacturing enterprises, and incorporating sustainability into the product design process continues ...

Modified Eia and Indicators of Sustainabiliy

Modified Eia and Indicators of Sustainabiliy
  • Author : International Institute for Environment & Development
  • Publisher : IIED
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Read online Modified Eia and Indicators of Sustainabiliy written by International Institute for Environment & Development, published by IIED which was released on 1993. Download full Modified Eia and Indicators of Sustainabiliy Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sustainable Engineering

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  • Author : Krishna R. Reddy,Claudio Cameselle,Jeffrey A. Adams
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Comprehensively covers the definition, methodology, and current applications of the principles of sustainability and resiliency in every engineering discipline This book contains detailed information about sustainability and resiliency principles and applications in engineering practice, and provides information on how to use scientific tools for sustainability assessment that help engineers select ...

Unity of Knowledge in Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainability Volume II

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  • Author : Gertrude Hirsch Hardon
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-12-31
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9781597266284
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Summary : Unity of Knowledge in Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. Today, there is a social need for a comprehensive unity of knowledge that ...