Horizons in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis

Horizons in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis
Author: Stefania Albonetti,Siglinda Perathoner,Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN: 0444641475
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horizons in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis Book Excerpt:

Horizons in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis, Volume 178, presents a comprehensive picture of recent developments in terms of sustainable industrial processes and the catalytic needs and opportunities to develop these novel routes. Each chapter includes an introduction and state-of-the-art in the field, along with a series of specific aspects and examples. The book identifies new opportunities for research that will help us transition to low carbon and sustainable energy and chemical production. Users will find an integrated view of the new possibilities in this area that unleashes new possibilities in energy and chemistry. Combines an analysis of each scenario, the state-of-the art, and specific examples to help users better understand needs, opportunities, gaps and challenges Offers an integrated view of new catalytic technologies that are needed for future use Presents an interdisciplinary approach that combines broad expertise Brings together experts in the area of sustainable industrial chemistry

New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organisations

New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organisations
Author: Mark Starik,Sanjay Sharma,Carolyn Egri,Rick Bunch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 1351281062
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organisations Book Excerpt:

Environmental sustainability practice and research have advanced over the past decade from novelty to near-mainstream status today. During this environmentally critical time period, sustainability practitioner techniques, such as environmental, energy and social auditing, other sustainability information and related systems, and a wide variety of environmental sustainability approaches have been developed, improved and institutionalised, advancing both the practice and research of environmental sustainability management and policy. However, academics and practitioners in the sustainability field still have widely differing perspectives on what a sustainable organisation is or might be, but seldom take the opportunity to share these respective sustainability visions, let alone the multiple ways to achieve them. New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organisations is intended to bridge this gap between academics and practitioners with cutting-edge research from both groups on progress towards sustainability. After working on sustainability-related projects involving other academics, both research- and practitioner-oriented graduate students, consultants, managers and activists, the lead co-editors of this volume saw the need to encourage information exchanges among differing networks of sustainability stakeholders to create a pathway for researchers and practitioners in the general area of organisations and the natural environment to address issues of common interest. There are many networks in the general subject area, but the cross-pollination of ideas between academics and practitioners remains sketchy. New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organisations is intended to present and encourage such cross-pollination. The chapters in this volume are presented in three subsets, generally proceeding from the most "macro" to the most "micro" in terms of perspective and applicability. However, this arbitrary division belies the integration from macro through meso (or mid-range) to micro levels that is apparent in these studies. Macro approaches typically include wider geographic scopes, greater numbers of stakeholders, and more complex explanatory factors than micro approaches. Each chapter adopts one or more particular sustainability world-view and then grounds these and the other chapter elements within actual organisations. Therefore, the reader is advised to envision not a one-dimensional continuum but rather a circle in which the macro view both feeds back and feeds forward to the micro view. This volume addresses a number of intriguing and important sustainable organisation phenomena such as multiple sustainable development perspectives, changing environmental politics, environmental management systems variations, voluntary environmental programme performance, complex adaptive systems, and environmental technology development. Additionally, several models are suggested, such as cultivation, capabilities and business ecology frameworks.

New Horizons in Management Leadership and Sustainability

New Horizons in Management  Leadership and Sustainability
Author: Satinder Dhiman,Ramanie Samaratunge
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 3030621715
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons in Management Leadership and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon research and practitioner narratives from management, leadership, organizational studies, entrepreneurship and sustainable business domains, this book explores the many pathways that enable emerging countries to transform knowledge into action to achieve economic and sustainable development. The authors take a holistic approach to ‘transforming knowledge’ that goes beyond the mere ‘application of knowledge’ to include the assimilation, adaptation, and contextualization of knowledge to suit the unique contexts, needs and conditions existing in emerging countries. They then presents success stories and case studies comprising innovative solutions for emerging economies that practitioners can utilize. Current research in management is highlighted by bringing together academics, practitioners, policy-makers and interest groups from diverse regions and perspectives.

Sustainable Process Engineering

Sustainable Process Engineering
Author: David Brennan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 9814364223
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Process Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book introduces chemical engineering students to key concepts, strategies, and evaluation methods in sustainable process engineering. The book is intended to supplement chemical engineering texts in fundamentals and design, rather than replace them. The key objectives of the book are to widen system boundaries beyond a process plant to include utility supplies, interconnected plants, wider industry sectors, and entire product life cycles; identify waste and its sources in process and utility systems and adopt waste minimization strategies; broaden evaluation to include technical, economic, safety, environmental, social, and sustainability criteria and to integrate the assessments; and broaden the engineering horizon to incorporate planning, development, design, and operations. Case examples are integrated with chapter topics throughout, and defined problems that reflect current industry challenges are provided. Contexts include electricity generation, waste sulfuric acid minimization, petroleum fuel desulfurization, and byproduct hydrogen utilization.

Socio Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management

Socio Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management
Author: Szymon Szewrański,Jan K. Kazak
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 3039436511
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management Book Excerpt:

This Special Issue explores the cross-disciplinary approaches, methodologies, and applications of socio-environmental vulnerability assessment that can be incorporated into sustainable management. The volume comprises 20 different points of view, which cover environmental protection and development, urban planning, geography, public policymaking, participation processes, and other cross-disciplinary fields. The articles collected in this volume come from all over the world and present the current state of the world’s environmental and social systems at a local, regional, and national level. New approaches and analytical tools for the assessment of environmental and social systems are studied. The practical implementation of sustainable development as well as progressive environmental and development policymaking are discussed. Finally, the authors deliberate about the perspectives of social–environmental systems in a rapidly changing world.

Greece s Horizons

Greece s Horizons
Author: Pantelis Sklias,Nikolaos Tzifakis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 3642345344
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greece s Horizons Book Excerpt:

The Greek economic crisis has imperilled the stability of the eurozone, generating much global anxiety. Policymakers, analysts, and the media have daily debated the course of the Greek economy, prescribing ways to move forward. This collection of essays progressively moves from an analysis of the causes of the crisis and the policy responses so far to a debate on some of the countryʼs advantages and capabilities that should underpin its new development model and propel the return to growth. The book analytically chooses to view the glass as half-full and seeks to provide motivation and inspiration for change by indicating some of the economic sectors where Greece maintains a comparative advantage. Therefore, it challenges the emerging picture of Greece as a country doomed to failure, where everything falls apart.

Higher Education in a Sustainable Society

Higher Education in a Sustainable Society
Author: Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen,Stina Torjesen,Richard Ennals
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2015-03-28
ISBN: 3319159194
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education in a Sustainable Society Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the following question: What is a sustainable society, and how can higher education help us to develop toward it? The core argument put forward is that the concept of sustainability reaches much farther than just the direct aspects of environmental threats and carbon emissions. Using higher education as a point of departure, the book shows that sustainability involves a broad range of disciplines, from nursing and nutrition to technology and management. It argues that a sustainable society entails a distinct perspective on society that influences our social thinking in terms of ethics, democracy and knowledge development. The book also discusses if (and if so, how) higher education can and should contribute to such a development based on the principles of the freedom of science in a liberal, democratic society. The book presents Mutual Competence Building as a concept higher education can adapt in order to contribute to a sustainable Society.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators
Author: Simon Bell,Stephen Morse
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 1317200314
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators Book Excerpt:

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 and even edgy observations which are prominent in the wider field of SI thinking. The contributions in this handbook: • Clearly set out the theoretical background and history of SIs, their origins, roots and initial goals • Expand on the disciplines and modalities employed to develop SIs of various kinds • Assess the various ways in which SI data are gathered and the availability (over space and time) and quality issues that surround them • Explore the multiplex world of SIs as expressed in agencies around the world, via examples of SSI practice and the lessons that have emerged from them. • Critically review the progress that SIs have made over the last thirty year • Express the divergence of views which are held about the value of SIs including differing views about their efficacy, efficiency and ethics • Explore the frontier of contemporary SI thinking, reviewing anti/ post and systemic alternatives This multidisciplinary and international Handbook will be of great interest to researchers, students and practitioners working in sustainability research and practice.

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0309094186
Category: Sustainable development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process Book Excerpt:

Computational Science ICCS 2020

Computational Science     ICCS 2020
Author: Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya,Gábor Závodszky,Michael H. Lees,Jack J. Dongarra,Peter M. A. Sloot,Sérgio Brissos,João Teixeira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 3030503712
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Science ICCS 2020 Book Excerpt:

The seven-volume set LNCS 12137, 12138, 12139, 12140, 12141, 12142, and 12143 constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2020, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in June 2020.* The total of 101 papers and 248 workshop papers presented in this book set were carefully reviewed and selected from 719 submissions (230 submissions to the main track and 489 submissions to the workshops). The papers were organized in topical sections named: Part I: ICCS Main Track Part II: ICCS Main Track Part III: Advances in High-Performance Computational Earth Sciences: Applications and Frameworks; Agent-Based Simulations, Adaptive Algorithms and Solvers; Applications of Computational Methods in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science Part IV: Classifier Learning from Difficult Data; Complex Social Systems through the Lens of Computational Science; Computational Health; Computational Methods for Emerging Problems in (Dis-)Information Analysis Part V: Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation; Computational Science in IoT and Smart Systems; Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence Part VI: Data Driven Computational Sciences; Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems; Meshfree Methods in Computational Sciences; Multiscale Modelling and Simulation; Quantum Computing Workshop Part VII: Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation; Smart Systems: Bringing Together Computer Vision, Sensor Networks and Machine Learning; Software Engineering for Computational Science; Solving Problems with Uncertainties; Teaching Computational Science; UNcErtainty QUantIficatiOn for ComputationAl modeLs *The conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Carl F. Jordan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 9400767900
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming suggests that agriculture will be more sustainable when services of nature, such as nutrient recycling by soil micro-organisms and natural controls of insects, replace the services now provided by energy from petroleum. Examples are drawn from the Southeastern USA, but lessons learned can be applied worldwide.

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon
Author: Robert L. Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0124160433
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon Book Excerpt:

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. * Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years * Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers * The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared * Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion * Companion website will accompany the book with further teaching aids and a discussion board

Sustainable Investing

Sustainable Investing
Author: Cary Krosinsky,Nick Robins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN: 113654741X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Investing Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Investing is fast becoming the smart way of generating long-term returns. With conventional investors now scrambling to factor in issues such as climate change, this book captures a turning point in the evolution of global finance. Bringing together leading practitioners of Sustainable Investing from across the globe, this book charts how this agenda has evolved, what impact it has today, and what prospects are emerging for the years ahead. Sustainable Investing has already been outperforming the mainstream, and concerned investors need to know how best to position themselves for potentially radical market change.

Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula

Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Sandra Caeiro,Fátima Alves
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2014-09-13
ISBN: 3319094742
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula Book Excerpt:

Including considerations of sustainability in universities’ activities has long since become mainstream. However, there is still much to be done with regard to the full integration of sustainability thinking into science and engineering curricula. Among the problems that hinder progress in this field, the lack of sound information on how to actually implement it is prominent. Created in order to address this need, this book presents a wealth of information on innovative approaches, methods and tools that may be helpful in translating sustainability principles into practice.

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Author: Roger Perman,Yue Ma,James McGilvray,Michael Common
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780273655596
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Book Excerpt:

This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics. The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental economics from diverse programmes of study. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics is among the leading textbooks in its field. Well written and rigorous in its approach, this third edition follows in the vein of previous editions and continues to provide a comprehensive and clear account of the application of economic analysis to environmental issues. This new edition has evolved with the times and been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in environmental issues and policies, such as forestry, biodiversity and pollution control. The early chapters explain the development and role of environmental economics before further chapters advance the student at a suitably challenging but achievable level.

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing
Author: Cary Krosinsky,Nick Robins,Stephen Viederman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-12-27
ISBN: 0470888490
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Investing is fast becoming an essential method of generating long-term returns, moving beyond the negative approaches to socially responsible investing that have dominated the field. This book, our second on the subject, provides over 15 case studies of leading global investors and companies demonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects to their core strategies. Learn from prominent thought leaders Dan Esty and Paul Hawken among others who have contributed key chapters. Our chapter on performance shows clearly how these strategies have been working once negative approaches are parsed out by those examining fund returns. This book also examines in great depth what data exists, and what's on the horizon, to best measure & capture sustainability successfully. Regional perspectives, including 3 chapters on Asia, and focuses on Canada, Australia, Africa & India are also included, as is a look across asset classes. Sustainable Investing, when performed with a positive perspective, has been outperforming the mainstream, unlike negative approaches designed to match benchmark returns. From eco-efficiency to sustainability-driven innovation and beyond, investors of all shapes & sizes need to know how best to position themselves for the radical market shifts underway.

The Human Right to Health

The Human Right to Health
Author: Eduardo Arenas Catalán
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1788979656
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Right to Health Book Excerpt:

This timely book offers a fresh perspective on how to effectively address the issue of unequal access to healthcare. It analyses the human right to health from the underexplored legal principle of solidarity, proposing a non-commercial understanding of the positive obligations inherent in the right to health.

Sustainability 2009 The Next Horizon

Sustainability 2009  The Next Horizon
Author: American Institute of Physics
Publsiher: American Institute of Physics
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2009-08-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability 2009 The Next Horizon Book Excerpt:

Melbourne, Florida, 3-4 March 2009

Regional Consultative Workshop Strengthening Aquaculture Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific

Regional Consultative Workshop Strengthening Aquaculture Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific
Author: Miao, W., Yuan, D.
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN: 9251343160
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Consultative Workshop Strengthening Aquaculture Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific Book Excerpt:

Aiming to build regional capacity in aquaculture governance in Asia-Pacific, FAO and NACA jointly implemented a regional consultation in collaboration with NACA member governments to assess the status of aquaculture governance in Asia, share experiences and lessons learned in aquaculture governance among countries, and recommend strategies and actions for further improvement. The consultation consisted of two major activities: country assessment studies and a regional consultative workshop. The country assessment studies were carried out by seven national experts in seven selected countries including Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The consultative workshop was conducted in 5-6 November 2019 in Bangkok, attended by 33 participants including experts and government officers from 15 Asian countries and representatives from FAO, NACA and the Asian Institute of Technology. The findings of the assessment studies were presented to the workshop, and participants then worked on identifying gaps, constraints, and challenges in aquaculture governance in the region and put forward recommendations for further improvement. This publication presents the seven country assessment studies and the outputs of the workshop, including the summary of the status of aquaculture governance in the region, challenges and issues in governing process, and recommendations for further strengthening aquaculture governance in the region.

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development
Author: Thomas, Ken D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1466658576
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Summary: "This book brings together case study examples in the fields of sustainability, sustainable development, and education for sustainable development"--