256 pages, Illus
If societies are to maintain eco-capacity while providing equal access to natural resources, future technologies will need to be more eco-efficient - much more eco-efficient. Based on the evaluation of the results of a five-year inter-ministerial programme of the Dutch Sustainable Technology Development Group, this is an examination of which technologies might be able to meet this challenge, and how they may be able to do so.
The results of the STD programme are impressive. The programme has come up with a method which can be used to develop further the synthesis between ecology and economy ... There is much to be learned from the STD programme ... We trust that ... [it] will help pave the way to a sustainable future.' M. de Boer, Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment; G.J. Wijers, Minister of Economic Affairs; A. Jorritsma-Lebbink, Minister of Public Works and Water Management; J.M.M. Ritzen, Minister of Education, Culture and Science; J.J. van Aartsen, Minister of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries. '... as an exciting example of what can be done to create and carry out visions of sustainability. Sustainable Technology Development makes an important contribution.' Carl Etnier, EcoEng Newsletter. 'The relationship between technology and society is emerging as a major issue in the sustainability debate ... The unique methodology of the study provides an interesting and stimulating read both for theoreticians and those looking for practical solutions.' Warmer Bulletin.
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