Conducting Sustainability Assessments

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This volume reviews the state of the art in conducting sustainability assessments, including the range of methodologies and tools available. It describes current practice in OECD countries, as well as the continuing debate on quantifying and comparing diverse types of short- and long-term policy impacts. 



Assessing the Energy Contributions to Sustainability

“Ecodevelopment”, which first came into use in the 1970s, is intended to reconcile economic and ecological approaches to growth. International conferences started to gather constituencies dedicated to the environment and to the economy as in Stockholm in 1972. There was strong reaction to the word “ecodevelopment”; translation of this new concept into action was interpreted as saying that nature may be as important as money.


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