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Measuring Sustainable Production

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Most people support sustainable development without knowing what it is. What exactly are sustainable consumption and sustainable production, and how are these practices identified?  This volume reviews the state-of-the-art in measuring sustainable production processes in industry. It includes metrics developed by business, trade unions, academics, NGOs, and the OECD and IEA. These measurement approaches cover the "triple bottom line" (economic, environmental and social dimensions) of industrial sustainability.

In the Same Series

Subsidy Reform and Sustainable Development: Political Economy Aspects

Subsidy Reform and Sustainable Development: Economic, Environmental and Social Aspects

Institutionalising Sustainable Development

 

Further Reading

Measuring Sustainable Development: Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks

 

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Measuring Social Dimensions of Sustainable Production

Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (UN, 1987). It is built on the integration of three underlying pillars – economic, environmental and social. However, sustainable development has not become truly operational owing to difficulties in fully incorporating the social dimension. This includes considerations such as human rights, education and health, and gender diversity in economic planning and policies. On the other hand, environmental economics has made great progress in integrating the economic and environmental spheres.

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