Category: Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth

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Assessing the Sustainability of Materials Throughout Their Life Cycle Using a Single Methodology

The global trading of complex products brings the sustainability of materials to the forefront. Currently, sustainability assessment is disparate, with numerous methodologies available to determine the credentials of specific materials, while a single approach has not yet been developed to ascertain the sustainability of any material throughout its life cycle. This study employs the Delphi

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Rethinking Urban Sustainability in Canada

COVID-19 is a devastating public health crisis that is wreaking human, social, and economic havoc. Paradoxically, the environment is flourishing, as greenhouse gases (GHGs), like CO2, have fallen. Canada participates in the United Nations Paris Agreement, a commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Unfortunately, most countries, including Canada, are falling short

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Environment and Political Preferences: Is Left-wing Liberalism or Conservative Leftism Better for Eco-efficiency?

American literature suggest that when Republicans are in power, the budget for environmental protection is being cut. On the other hand, in US cities where more people vote for Democrats local governments received more energy-efficiency grants and are more likely to adopt environmentally sustainable policy. However, political context of European countries is usually much more

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Development of an Automated Drinking System Using Microcontroller for Broiler Production

Although the broiler industry is one of the fastest growing industry in the Philippines, it still lacks the process of automation. Thus, this study sought to develop an automatic drinking system for broiler production that can monitor, control, record water quality and environmental data parameter. An automated drinking system was designed using the Arduino microcontroller

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The Quality in the Separation of Rigid Packaging of High-density Polyethylene – Application to a Real Case in Portugal

In recent years, companies producing high-density polyethylene have been affected by huge reductions in sales volumes as well as the value of these same sales. The PFAU-PMP collects and treats different types of plastics that, due to their physic-chemical characteristics, can be recycled, valued, and subsequently reintegrated into the value chain (for example, high and

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Discussion on the Elements of Listed Energy Companies’ Environmental Information Disclosure in the New Context of China’s Environmental Legal System

Energy industry is the typical polluting industry. Listed energy companies face severe (internal and external) environmental risks for the particularities in their industry nature, scale, and stakeholders. In October 2014, China’s government departments canceled IPO environmental review (the content of this review is not just environmental audit, it concludes other environmental information verification), instead, the

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Finding the Leverage Point in the Sustainability Crisis: Global, National and Regional Australian Responses.

From an economic perspective, the sustainability crisis is ultimately characterised by a worsening relationship between the resources required to support the global population and the ability of the earth to supply them. Despite the ever-increasing threat of a calamity, modern society appears unable to alter its course. The very systems which underpin global human endeavour

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Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Indonesian Perspective

Economic growth has become an objective of developing countries, including Indonesia. The sustainability of economic growth in developing countries depends on the sustainability of natural resources. Hence, it is very important to apply sustainable development principles to boost economic growth in developing Countries. The concept of sustainable economy should be integrated in the economic growth,

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Regional Disparity of Productivity and the Factors in Japanese Industries

This study examines productivity change and the factors of regional industries in Japan using a data set consisting of 47 prefectures over the period from 1990 to 2009. The data set is comprised of one output and five inputs for manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries; amount of real term production as an output and intermediate input,

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The Distributional and Welfare Effects of the Emission Trading Scheme on Australian Households

The paper presents the effects of the emission trading scheme in Australia on price of goods and services, as well as on distributional income and welfare of household groups. I simulate the emission reduction target of 11% in 2009, designed to achieve the emission reduction target of 5% below 2000 level by 2020. The Computable

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Effect of Seed Size on Seed Germination Rate of Adansonia Digitata from Five Natural Populations in Malawi

Recently there has been concern over sustainability of natural indigenous fruit trees due to depletion of natural resources. This has been attributed to growing human demands. In Malawi, deforestation has largely eroded much of the indigenous fruit tree germplasm. One such indigenous fruit trees that have experienced serious genetic erosion are Adansonia digitata L. (baobab),

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ISO 14001 as a Tool to Reduce Carbon Emissions – A Case Study From an Electronics Manufacturer

The concern over climate change and its impact on society is steadily increasing with specific warnings from the IPCC about global warming and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. To achieve the targets of Kyoto Protocol, governments and organisations have aspired to adopt more sustainable business models and promote low Carbon economies. The