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Participatory scenario development for integrated sustainability assessment.

ABSTRACT: The paper discusses the role of visions within sustainability assessment and governance for sustainable development in Europe. Currently, our societies (still) develop along an unsustainable path, which results in a number of persistent problems (climate change, loss of biodiversity, poverty, etc.). Integrated sustainability assessment (ISA) is one approach designed to initiate transitions towards sustainability. [...]

Available now: New SERI Working Paper: Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Emerging Economies

Resource consumption in industrialized countries and its impacts on the planet are widely studied and discussed. A topic that has so far received far less attention is resource use and resource efficiency in the fast growing emerging economies, such as China, India and Brazil, that are shaping global trends.
SERI Working Paper 12 provides the [...]

Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Emerging Economies: Trends Over the Past 20 Years

Giljum, S., Dittrich, M., Bringezu, S., Polzin, C., Lutter S. (2011)
This Working Paper provides the first comparative and quantitative assessment of material consumption and resource productivity of emerging economies between 1985 and 2005. 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America were selected for the analysis. To facilitate comparison, the emerging economies are divided [...]

 

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