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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems


Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
  • Author : Louis Lebel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-12-02
  • ISBN : 9048130905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-05-29
  • ISBN : 9781402084942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Sustainable Consumption


Sustainable Consumption
  • Author : Dale Southerton
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 1781958025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text empirically examines key theoretical debates underpinning the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. These include: the relations between production and consumption; and the escalation of choice and the emergence of differentiation in service provision and lifestyle orientation.

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles


Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
  • Author : Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781351277587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Ensuring Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns


Ensuring Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns
  • Author : B. Olabimpe Aboyade
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : OCLC:1136669416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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