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



Workshop Overview

The workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing Production and Competitiveness was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 21-22 June 2007. Ken Warwick, UK Department of Trade and Industry and CIIE Chair, acted as Chair of the Workshop. It was opened by Connie Hedegaard, Danish Minister for the Environment, and Finn Lauritzen, Director General of the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority in the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs. Both stressed how Industry Ministries and Environment Ministries should strengthen ties in promoting sustainable business practices in the interest of increasing competitiveness.


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