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Sustainability in Action: Sectoral and Regional Case Studies

Series: Advances in Ecological Economics

Edited By: Jörg Köhn, John Gowdy and Jan van der Straaten

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Aug 2001 | #107268 | ISBN: 1840640677
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NHBS Price: £83.00 $104/€99 approx

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Uses case studies from different industries and regions affected by multiple pollutants to underline the view that sustainability is a process that demands co-operation rather than competition.


Part 1 Introduction. Part 2 Designing industry for sustainability: sustainable economy - fact or fiction? Birgit Blattel-Mink; firms, product cycles and innovation, Frans Berkhout; ECO - performance evaluation, Harald Pulm; sustainability and industrial democracy, Kurt Aagaard Nielsen, Birger Steen Nielsen and Peter Olsen; eco-restructuring and the "friction of distance", Danilo Pelletiere. Part 3 Measuring and designing sustainable agriculture: the AMOEBA approach - a tool for multidimensional analyses of agricultural system performance, Mario Giampietro and Gianni Pastore; can a firm be ethical? Friedman, Georgescu-Roegen and sustainable agriculture, Sigrid Stagl and John Gowdy; issues in benefits measurement for transgenic crops in sustainable agriculture, Brian J. Hubbell and Rick Welsh. Part 4 Tools for integrative landscape planning, environmental protection and restoration: restructuring of "production site Bohlen" in view of regional sustainable development, Irene Ring and Helga Horsch; conservation and social discourse processes - an example from Austria, Klaus Hubacek and Wolfgang Bauer; a process report on an ecological economic watershed, Portugal, Luis Jordao, Paula Antunes, and Rui Santos. Part 5 Designing policies for sustainability: sustainable transport and "Factor 4", Danielle van Veen Groot and Peter Nijkamp; economic development from the ground up - a socio-ecological approach to urban development, Sabine O'Hara; in search for sustainable development - lessons in application from the Adirondack Park, Jon Erickson; natural resource accounts as a tool for sustainability in Namibia, Glenn-Marie Lange.

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