Sustainable Production Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Author: Louis Lebel,Sylvia Lorek,Rajesh Daniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9789048130900
ISBN 13: 9048130905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption

Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption
Author: Frano Barbir,Sergio Ulgiati
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-05-29
ISBN 10: 1402084943
ISBN 13: 9781402084942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy and environmental security are major problems facing our global economy. Fossil fuels, particularly crude oil, are confined to a few regions of the world and the continuity of supply is governed by dynamic political, economic and ecological factors. These factors conspire to force volatile, often high fuel prices while, at the same time, environmental policy is - manding a reduction in greenhouse gases and toxic emissions. Yet incr- sed growth and demand for welfare by developed and developing countries are placing higher pressure on energy resources. In particular, a large fraction of “new consumers” in developing countries already reached a purchasing power high enough as to be able to access to commodity and energy markets worldwide, thus boosting energy consumption and competition for all kinds of resources. Such a trend, although in principle may represent a progress towards diffuse welfare and wealth as well as much needed equity, is at present contributing to a rush for the appropriation of available resources which are directly and indirectly linked to energy and may contribute to planetary instability if it is not adequately understood and managed. A coherent energy strategy is required, addressing both energy supply and demand, security of access, development problems, equity, market dy- mics, by also taking into account the whole energy lifecycle including fuel production, transmission and distribution, energy conversion, and the impact on energy equipment manufacturers and the end-users of energy systems.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible Consumption and Production
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Anabela Marisa Azul,Luciana Brandli,Pinar Gökcin Özuyar,Tony Wall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783319710624
ISBN 13: 3319710621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. The volume addresses SDG 12, namely "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns" and contains the description of a range of terms, which allow a better understanding and foster knowledge. Concretely, the defined targets are: Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses Achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse Encourage companies, especially large and tra nsnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities Editorial Board Medani P. Bhandari Morgane M. C. Fritz Ulla Saari Leonardo L. Sta Romana.

Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management
Author: Guido Sonnemann,Manuele Margni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN 10: 9401772215
ISBN 13: 9789401772211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides insight into the Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept and the progress in its implementation. LCM is a management concept applied in industrial and service sectors to improve products and services, while enhancing the overall sustainability performance of business and its value chains. In this regard, LCM is an opportunity to differentiate through sustainability performance on the market place, working with all departments of a company such as research and development, procurement and marketing, and to enhance the collaboration with stakeholders along a company’s value chain. LCM is used beyond short-term business success and aims at long-term achievements by minimizing environmental and socio-economic burden, while maximizing economic and social value.

Governance of Integrated Product Policy

Governance of Integrated Product Policy
Author: Dirk Scheer,Frieder Rubik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351282581
ISBN 13: 9781351282581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European policy patterns are in a state of transformation. New governance models are shifting power away from states and toward the involvement of all stakeholders and the idea of shared responsibility. It's a move from command and control to push and pull. What's in this new approach for the environment? This book provides a detailed analysis of the example of integrated product policy (IPP) which aims to improve the environmental performance of products and services through their life-cycle. All products cause environmental degradation in some way, whether from their manufacturing, use or disposal. The life-cycle of a product is often long and complicated. It covers all the areas from the extraction of natural resources, through their design, manufacture, assembly, marketing, distribution, sale and use to their eventual disposal as waste. At the same time it also involves many different actors such as designers, manufacturers, marketers, retailers and consumers. IPP attempts to systematically stimulate each phase of this complicated chain to improve its environmental performance. With the involvement of so many different products and actors there cannot be one simple policy measure for everything. Instead, IPP employs a whole variety of tools – both voluntary and mandatory – which are used to achieve identified objectives. These include economic instruments, the phase-out of dangerous materials, voluntary agreements, eco-labelling and product design guidelines. IPP is still in relative infancy and can be seen as an ongoing process hugely dependent on effective governance measures to ensure its continued success. This book presents a plethora of perspectives from policy-makers, researchers and consultancies, representatives from business, environmental and consumer associations on how to effectively conceptualise, institutionalise and implement IPP. The book is divided into four parts. First, the approach to the governance of IPP is examined in relation to other approaches to sustainable production and consumption. Second, the widely differing approaches to environmental product policy in practice at national, supranational and global level are analysed. Third, the book explores the challenge of designing a coherent policy mix to support the integration of sustainable consumption and production patterns by sector and theme. Finally, the book concentrates on the key issue of how to involve stakeholders in IPP in order to encourage continuous innovations for sustainability throughout the value chain. Governance of Integrated Product Policy aims to fill a clear gap in work to date on sustainable production and consumption by providing researchers and practitioners from politics, business and civil society new insights into modern environmental governance in practice.

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainable Consumption and Production
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 9789280733648
ISBN 13: 9280733648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.

Ecodesign

Ecodesign
Author: Han Brezet,Carolien van Hemel,Rathenau Instituut
Publsiher: Incumbent
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789280716313
ISBN 13: 928071631X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written to help industrial businesses world-wide introduce systematic ecodesign (the integration of environmental aspects into the familiar product development process).

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Lucie Middlemiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN 10: 1317239814
ISBN 13: 9781317239819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues provides a concise introduction to the field of sustainable consumption, outlining the contribution of the key disciplines in this multi-disciplinary area, and detailing the way in which both the problem and the potential for solutions are understood. Divided into three parts, the book begins by introducing the concept of sustainable consumption, outlining the environmental impacts of current consumption trends, and placing these impacts in social context. The central section looks at six contrasting explanations of sustainable consumption in the public domain, detailing the stories that are told about why people act in the way they do. This section also explores the theory and evidence around each of these stories, linking them to a range of disciplines and approaches in the social sciences. The final section takes a broader look at the solutions proposed by sustainable consumption scholars and practitioners, outlining the visions of the future that are put forward to counteract damage to environment and society. Each chapter highlights key authors and real-world examples to encourage students to broaden their understanding of the topic and to think critically about how their daily lives intersect with environmental and ethical issues. Exploring the ways in which critical thinking and an understanding of sustainable consumption can be used in daily life as well as in professional practice, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in this growing field.

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti,Ana Laura Torres
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351277588
ISBN 13: 9781351277587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There is no doubt that the textile industry – the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products – plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it.Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern.It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal.This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design.The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.

The Meat Crisis

The Meat Crisis
Author: Joyce D'Silva,John Webster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1317203135
ISBN 13: 9781317203131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health and wellbeing of those animals, of the people who consume ever larger quantities of animal products, and for the health of the planet itself? The new edition of this powerful and challenging book explores the impacts of the global growth in the production and consumption of meat and dairy, including cultural and health factors, and the implications of the likely intensification of farming for both small-scale producers and for animals. Several chapters explore the related environmental issues, from resource use of water, cereals and soya, to the impact of livestock production on global warming and issues concerning biodiversity, land use and the impacts of different farming systems on the environment. A final group of chapters addresses ethical and policy implications for the future of food and livestock production and consumption. Since the first edition, published in 2010, all chapters have been updated, three original chapters re-written and six new chapters added, with additional coverage of dietary effects of milk and meat, antibiotics in animal production, and the economic, political and ethical dimensions of meat consumption. The overall message is clearly that we must eat less meat to help secure a more sustainable and equitable world.

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainable Consumption and Production
Author: OECD,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020416157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Represents The International Institute for Sustainable Development, a collection of documentation and links to relevant material on the issue of sustainable production and consumption in support of Agenda 21, chapter 4. Defines issue as unsustainable consumption and production. Lists international meetings: The Soria Moria Symposium, The Oslo Ministerial Roundtable, OECD Expert's Seminar, Facilities for a Sustainable Household, and Instrument to Promote Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Promoting Sustainable Production and Consumption

Promoting Sustainable Production and Consumption
Author: Tarcisio Alvarez-Rivero,Ralph Chipman,Erik Bryld
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000120307933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption
Author: Lucia A. Reisch,John Th_gersen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1783471271
ISBN 13: 9781783471270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world�s leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are fac

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Alberto do Amaral Junior,Lucila de Almeida,Luciane Klein Vieira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 3030169855
ISBN 13: 9783030169855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a broad understanding of whether law plays a role in influencing patterns of sustainable consumption and, if so, how. Bringing together legal scholars from the Global South and the Global North, it examines these questions in the context of national, transnational and international law, within single and plural legal systems, and across a range of sector-specific issue areas. The chapters identify how traditional legal disciplines (e.g. constitutional law, consumer law, public procurement, international public law), sector-related regulation (e.g. energy, water, waste), and legal rules in specific areas (e.g. eco-labelling and packing) engage with the concept of sustainable consumption. A number of the contributions describe this relationship by isolating a national legal system, while others approach it from the vantage point of legal pluralism, exploring the conflicts and convergences of rules between multiple international treaties (or guidelines) and those between the rules of international and transnational law (or both) vis-à-vis national legal systems. While sustainable consumption is recognised as an important field of interdisciplinary research linking virtually all social science disciplines, legal scholarship, in contrast, has neglected the importance of the field of sustainable consumption to the law. This book fills the gap.

Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption

Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption
Author: Julia Backhaus,Audley Genus,Sylvia Lorek,Edina Vadovics,Julia M Wittmayer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 1351782347
ISBN 13: 9781351782340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book showcases strategic policies for and processes of societal transformation, which are required to address the challenge of sustainability. Based on the latest thinking at the interface of social innovation, sustainable consumption and the transformation of society, the book provides: in-depth discussions at the nexus of sustainable consumption, social innovation and social transformation, highlighting their significance to sustainability-related policy and practice; detailed case studies of social innovation in energy, food, housing and policy which illustrate emerging practice and promising policy, business and civil society interventions; and critical reflections and commentaries on the contribution of social innovation to societal transformation. Bringing together aspiring scholars and leading thinkers on this topic, this book leads to compelling new insights for an international audience into the potential of social innovation for sustainable consumption and the transformation of society. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable consumption, sustainable development, (social) innovation studies and environmental sociology.

Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN 10: 1349248517
ISBN 13: 9781349248513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Power and Politics in Sustainable Consumption Research and Practice

Power and Politics in Sustainable Consumption Research and Practice
Author: Cindy Isenhour,Mari Martiskainen,Lucie Middlemiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 1351677314
ISBN 13: 9781351677318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With growing awareness of environmental deterioration, atmospheric pollution and resource depletion, the last several decades have brought increased attention and scrutiny to global consumption levels. However, there are significant and well documented limitations associated with current efforts to encourage more sustainable consumption patterns, ranging from informational and time constraints to the highly individualizing effect of market-based participation. This volume, featuring essays solicited from experts engaged in sustainable consumption research from around the world, presents empirical and theoretical illustrations of the various means through which politics and power influence (un)sustainable consumption practices, policies and perspectives. With chapters on compelling topics including collective action, behaviour-change and the transition movement, the authors discuss why current efforts have largely failed to meet environmental targets and explore promising directions for research, policy and practice. Featuring contributions that will help the reader open up politics and power in ways that are accessible and productive and bridge the gaps with current approaches to sustainable consumption, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable consumption and the politics of sustainability.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Audley Genus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-05-28
ISBN 10: 3319296655
ISBN 13: 9783319296654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book originates from the work of contributors to initiatives and global networks promoting and pursuing lines of enquiry that recognise and probe relationships between sustainable consumption, design and production, and the implications of those relationships for new economic activity and the way we live and govern ourselves. It features contributions from social scientists (e.g. from the fields of innovation studies, geography, environmental policy and sociology) and practitioners, serving to generate a short-list of research perspectives and topics around which future research and actions in practice will be orientated. The book consists of ten chapters divided into three parts, focusing on: perspectives/methodological insights; empirical work integrating consumption and production; and site-specific practitioner-oriented case studies. The conclusion examines the key aspects of policy, research and practical implications.

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption
Author: Karin M. Ekström
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 1317632656
ISBN 13: 9781317632658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological solutions to the problem, this book uniquely examines the social and cultural views of waste, shedding new light on the topic by emphasising the consumer perspective throughout. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplines including environmental, economic, social and cultural theories, the book presents philosophical reflections, practical examples and potential solutions to the problem of increasing waste. It analyses and compares case studies from countries such as Sweden, Japan, the USA, India, Nigeria and Qatar, bringing out valuable insights for the international community and generating a critical discussion on how we can move towards a more sustainable society. This book will be of great interest to post-graduate students and researchers in environmental policy, waste management, social marketing and consumer behaviour, as well as policymakers and practitioners in consumer issues and business.

Sustainable Production and Consumption by Upcycling

Sustainable Production and Consumption by Upcycling
Author: K. Sung
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1063677797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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