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Sustainable Innovation

Sustainable Innovation Book
Author : Andrew Hargadon
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2015-06-24
ISBN : 0804795029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If we can carry in our pockets more computing power than the Apollo program needed to put a man on the moon, why can't we solve problems like climate change, famine, or poverty? The answer lies, in part, in the distinctive challenges of creating innovations that address today's pressing environmental and social problems. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Hargadon shows why sustainable innovation—the development of financially viable products that support a healthy environment and communities—is so difficult when compared to creating the next internet ventures or mobile apps that disregard these criteria. While other books treat innovation across sectors equally, Hargadon argues that most effective innovation strategies hinge on attention to the context in which they are pursued. Instead of relying on a stale set of "best practices," executives must craft their own strategies based on the particulars of their industries and markets. But, there are some rules of the road that foster a triple bottom line; this book provides a research-based framework that outlines the critical capabilities necessary to drive sustainable innovation: a long-term commitment, nexus work, science and policy expertise, recombinant innovation, and robust design. Sustainable Innovation draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary examples to show business readers and their companies how to stand on the shoulders of successful pioneers.

Climate Change Law Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development

Climate Change Law  Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development Book
Author : Md Mahatab Uddin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-07-22
ISBN : 1000402606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the possibilities and scope of facilitating innovation and transfer of the environmentally sound technologies in the Post-Paris climate era. The possibilities to be explored by the book will first focus on the roles of the climate finance and technological cooperation mechanisms in innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Secondly, the book will focus on role of the ‘flexible mechanism’ (i.e. indirect financial mechanisms), which has been re-introduced by the Paris Agreement as ‘voluntary cooperation’ or ‘sustainable development’ mechanism in innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Thirdly, the book will contain a comparative analysis regarding efficiency of the technology transfer mechanism under global climate regime in comparison with technology transfer mechanism that exists under other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). In addition to the above, since the issues of trans-boundary technology transfer is also a matter of concern for international trade, the book will discuss to what extent the international trade related laws e.g. intellectual property laws, investment related laws governed by the World Trade Organizations (WTO) can play role in facilitating transfer of the environmentally sound technologies. Another important aspect that this book will cover is potential roles which private sectors can play in innovating and transferring environmentally sound technologies under above-mentioned instruments of international law. In short, this book will be based on the argument that if global climate regime and the international trade regime collaborate each other in creating enabling environment and attracting private sector to invest in the field of environmentally sound technologies, the global challenges of innovation and transfer of the environmentally sound technologies to the developing and least developed countries can be fulfilled in more efficient manner. From conceptual perspectives, discussions and analyses of the book will be made in the light of the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC) - two main guiding principles of the international laws on climate change. This book will be of great interest to scholars of climate change, technology transfer, intellectual property and sustainable development. Besides, national and international level policy makers dealing with climate change and sustainable development will be greatly benefitted from this book.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-07-04
ISBN : 0128047925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Algae and Sustainable Technologies

Algae and Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Atul Kumar Upadhyay,D.P. Singh
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 1000204626
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Algal and sustainable technologies: Bioenergy, Nannotechnology and Green chemistry is an interdisciplinary overview of the world’s major problems; water scarcity, clean environment and energy and their sustenance remedy measures using microalgae. It comprehensively presents the way to tackle the socio-economic issues including food, feed, fuel, medicine and health and also entails the untapped potential of microalgae in environmental management, bioenergy solution and sustainable synthesis of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. This book basically emphasizes the success of algae as wonderful feed stocks of future and provides upto date information and sustainable and recreational outlook towards degrading environment and energy crisis. Applicability of fast emerging algae based nanotechnology in bioremediation and production of nanoparticle (AuNP, AgNP etc) are beautifully described along with latest research and findings. Key features: The "waste to best to income" strategies are the main concern of the book and take the edge off the problem of pollution, energy and income. Elucidate the sustainable phycoremediation and nanoparticle functions as low cost approach for various ecosystem services. Information regarding pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other algae based value added product synthesis and fate are comprehensively discussed. Knowledge resource, latest research, findings and prospects presented in an accessible manner for researchers, students, eminent scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals and policy maker.

Chemistry for Sustainable Technologies 2nd Edition

Chemistry for Sustainable Technologies 2nd Edition Book
Author : Neil Winterton
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2021-02-04
ISBN : 1788012054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following the success of the first edition, this fully updated and revised book continues to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology. Its prime objective is to equip young chemists (and others) to more fully to appreciate, defend and promote the role that chemistry and its practitioners play in moving towards a society better able to control, manage and ameliorate its impact on the ecosphere. To do this, it is necessary to set the ideas, concepts, achievements and challenges of chemistry and its application in the context of its environmental impact, past, present and future, and of the changes needed to bring about a more sustainable yet equitable world. Progress since 2010 is reflected by the inclusion of the latest research and thinking, selected and discussed to put the advances concisely in a much wider setting - historic, scientific, technological, intellectual and societal. The treatment also examines the complexities and additional challenges arising from public and media attitudes to science and technology and associated controversies and from the difficulties in reconciling environmental protection and global development. While the book stresses the central importance of rigour in the collection and treatment of evidence and reason in decision-making, to ensure that it meets the needs of an extensive community of students, it is broad in scope, rather than deep. It is, therefore, appropriate for a wide audience, including all practising scientists and technologists. Extracts from reviews of the first edition: 'The book forms the basis for a superb training course on sustainability from a chemist's viewpoint, and a wonderful introduction to the subject for undergraduates and postgraduates... this unique book is highly recommended reading for all chemists' Trevor Laird, Org. Process Res. Dev., 2013, 17(7), 991 'I would even go so far as to recommend this to any serious graduate or undergraduate scientist as a must read' David Harwood, Reviews: A Guide to Publications in the Physical Sciences, 2011, 12(1), 9

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World a European Perspective

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World  a European Perspective Book
Author : Peter Spathelf
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-04
ISBN : 9789048133017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Yet another book on the topic of ‘Sustainable Forest Management’ can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book’s attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline’s database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations Book
Author : John R. McIntyre,Silvester Ivanaj,Vera Ivanaj
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1781006830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ÔThere is no debate about the fact that a Òbusiness as usualÓ approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.Õ Ð Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importance of sustainable business practices. This raises a vital question: How can for-profit firms (and other profit-conscious enterprises such as government organizations) implement more environmentally friendly policies without sacrificing profitability? This innovative volume tackles that complex question, offering detailed recommendations for making strategic technological choices that are economically advantageous, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible. Expert contributions examine the contextual factors that affect implementation of more sustainable technology and innovation practices, offering a number of empirical methodologies to describe and explain these multidimensional influences. What emerges is a compelling argument in favor of balanced strategies that merge profitability concerns with ecological consciousness, allowing for controlled sustainable development and stable, long-term economic success. Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale. Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume. Managers, policymakers and other practitioners will also benefit greatly from this bookÕs timely and insightful recommendations.

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Book
Author : Danish, Mir Sayed Shah,Senjyu, Tomonobu Shah
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 1799849163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rapid changes in technology and lifestyle have led to a dramatic increase in energy demand. Growing energy demand is the main cause of environmental pollution, but the efficient use of renewable resources and technologies for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors offers the opportunity to diminish energy dependence, ensure efficiency and reliability, reduce pollutant emissions, and buoy national economies. Eco-friendly energy processes are the key to long-term sustainability. Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development is a collection of innovative research that identifies sustainability pillars such as environmental, technical, social, institutional, and economic disciplines and explores the longevity of these disciplines through a resource-oriented approach. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including environmental policy, corporate accountability, and urban planning, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, urban planners, engineers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management

Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management Book
Author : Shachi Shah,V. Venkatramanan,Ram Prasad
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-19
ISBN : 9811327726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Earth is considered as a natural system which organizes and controls itself. However, the present scale of anthropogenic activity is unprecedented in the history of mankind compelling the intelligentia to ponder over the scientific causes of the problems, processes and sustainable and pragmatic solutions. The current rate of resource use and consumption pattern are depleting the planet’s finite resources and damaging life-supporting ecosystems. A large number of toxic substances are increasingly found in air, water, soil, and flora and fauna. We are in the midst of a period of increasing interconnected and complex global challenges that seek action across temporal and spatial scales, diverse sectors, and concerted efforts from global citizens. The environment on account of human’s action has been experiencing imbalances and ecological catastrophe. Environmental issues like global climate change, biodiversity loss, the rapid depletion of natural resources, degradation of global commons, stratospheric ozone depletion have been restricting the safe operating space and transgressing the planetary boundaries endangering the existence of human societies. The global environmental problems if not scientifically managed may end up in the civilizational collapse. Nevertheless, the underlying commonality among these environmental issues is interrelatedness, complexity, and difficulty in identifying and implementing solutions. The global environmental challenges can be managed by adopting sustainable green technologies which dovetails the principles of environmental sustainability with social and ecological sustainability. Green growth is construed as a new development paradigm that sustains economic growth while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability.

Sustainable Technology Development

Sustainable Technology Development Book
Author : Paul Weaver,Leo Jansen,Geert van Grootveld,Egbert van Spiegel,Philip Vergragt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN : 1351283227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the time it takes to read this sentence, about fifteen people will be added to the world's population. Read the sentence again, and there will be thirty. Tomorrow, each of these people will be demanding greater prosperity. Production and consumption are increasing fast but will have to grow even faster in the future to keep up with population growth and a world increasingly divided by inequality. How should we react to these trends? Certainly, many use growth figures to forecast disaster. But there is an alternative vision: one of a sustainable future, in which growth is seen not as a threat, but as the driving force behind innovation. This is the scenario worked out in the Netherlands by Sustainable Technology Development (STD), a five-year programme of research and "learning-by-doing" based on setting up new innovation networks and working with new methods to search for sustainable technological solutions. In order to make sustainability tangible, STD made a leap in time. What human needs will have to be satisfied fifty years from now? Taking a sustainable future vision as a starting point, STD demonstrated what steps we should take today for new technologies and systems to be in place in time. These results are now available for the first time in a comprehensive, specifically written English-language book, together with a description of the unique working method of STD and the results and key lessons from a set of the programme's illustrative case studies. This book serves as a manual for industry, governments and social leaders wanting to prepare themselves for a sustainable future. Sustainable Technology Development sets out the programme's underpinning philosophy and describes its approach, methods and findings. Delivering sustainability means finding ways to meet human needs using a fraction of the natural resources we use today. The world's richer nations would be wise to target at least ten-fold improvements by 2050 in the productivity with which conventional natural resources and environmental services are used. And they need to bring new, sustainable resources on-stream to augment the resource base and replace the use of unsustainable alternatives. Sustainable Technology Development marks a significant contribution to our understanding of innovation processes and how these might be influenced in favour of sustainable technology development. In principle, technology could play a pivotal role in sustainable development. Whether it does or not depends on whether innovators can be encouraged to make this an explicit goal, adopt long-term time-horizons and search for renewable technologies. Given the long lead-times involved, there is no time to waste in beginning the search. The STD programme has begun to make inroads into one of the most urgent of all needs concerning sustainable development: that for innovation in the innovation process itself.

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-12-15
ISBN : 9780128202241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World reviews current technologies that are being developed to address some of the many critical sustainability issues. The book examines the interactions between the various facets of sustainability to show how solutions in one area can impact the challenges in another, whether for better or worse. Using the broad perspective of a sustainable urban environment, it explores the opportunities to design out inefficiency, increase resiliency, and capitalize on the systems level approach that is needed to understand the major challenges that exist and will become more severe as climate change becomes more entrenched. Provides an integrated approach to understanding sustainable technologies, and addresses the issues using a systems level approach Describes opportunities to create a more resilient environment that will be responsive to the impending issues associated with climate change and the more severe weather events resulting therefrom Edited by pioneer in the area of sustainability in the academic, professional and business arenas Chapters written by experts from various areas of chemical engineering and science to discuss the underlying challenges to contextualize properly the design options available for urban infrastructure

Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development

Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Sheila Jagannathan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-06-22
ISBN : 1000391221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive playbook for education leaders, policy makers, and other key stakeholders leading the modernization of learning and development in their institutions as they build a high value knowledge economy and prepare learners for jobs that don't yet exist. Currently, nearly every aspect of human activity, including the ways we absorb and apply learning, is influenced by disruptive digital technologies. The jobs available today are no longer predicators of future employment, and current and future workforce members will need to augment their competencies through a lifetime of continuous upskilling and reskilling to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This book features curated insights and real-world cases from thought leaders throughout the world and identifies major shifts in content formats, pedagogic approaches, technology frameworks, user and design experiences, and learner roles and expectations that will reshape our institutions, including those in emerging economies. The agile, lean, and cost-effective strategies proposed here will function in scalable and flexible bandwidth environments, enabling education leaders and practitioners to transform brick-and-mortar learning organizations into digital and blended ecosystems and to achieve the United Nation’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies

Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : A. Murali Krishna,Arindam Dey,S Sreedeep
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-01
ISBN : 9811077215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This contributed volume encompasses contributions by eminent researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering. The chapters of this book are based on the keynote and sub-theme lectures delivered at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2017. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art research and practices in different domains of geotechnical engineering in the areas of soil dynamics, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, and geotechnical and geophysical investigations. It will serve as an ideal resource for academics, researchers, practicing professionals, and students alike.

Green Technologies to Improve the Environment on Earth

Green Technologies to Improve the Environment on Earth Book
Author : Marquidia Pacheco
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-04-10
ISBN : 1789856191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The aim of this book is to compile some of the green technologies applied to improve the environment on Earth. The success of these technologies is built from humility; from this ethical principle, the concept of honest broker is defined in this work. Some of the biggest environmental problems, such as soil pollution by heavy metals and pollution from the mining industry and massive coal plants, are also addressed. Additional subjects depicted here include geothermal energy, plasma technology, and the correct use of electric vehicles, and demonstrate a promising scenario to diminish greenhouse gases. Likewise, caring for wildlife is essential; the correct use of certain technologies depicted here can contribute to their conservation.

The Caribbean in a Changing World

The Caribbean in a Changing World Book
Author : Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper,Erica Gordon,Livingston Smith
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-06-23
ISBN : 1443873675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection is a critical reflection of the evolution of Caribbean countries since the demise of the West Indies Federation in 1962. At this historical juncture, some territories opted for independence while others remained dependent territories. The volume examines Caribbean societies in comparative and general ways, covering aspects of their ongoing development and challenges. It covers such areas as Caribbean integration, the state of human capital and social policy in the region, the education sector, Caribbean economic sustainability, and, significantly, the physical environment of the Caribbean. A central question has always been: should these territories have gone independent or stayed under some British tutelage? The book addresses this question, illustrating that these island states have made considerable progress, especially in the maintenance and deepening of democratic practices.

New Challenges in Sustainable Development for Russia and the World

New Challenges in Sustainable Development for Russia and the World Book
Author : Alexander S. Bulatov,Natalia A. Piskulova
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2018-07-27
ISBN : 1527514994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume offers profound analyses of the main theoretical and practical aspects of the concept of sustainable development: namely, current environmental problems; the building of green economies; climate policies; specifics of international cooperation in the sphere of sustainable development; specific features of business and government involvement in implementing sustainable development; the role of civil society; its social and gender aspects; and specific characteristics of national models of sustainable development. The focus on the international aspects of the implementation of sustainable development ideas makes the insights offered here fresh and unique. This book will be useful for academics, managers, students, and teaching staff of higher education institutions.

The Sustainable University

The Sustainable University Book
Author : Stephen R. Sterling,Larch Maxey,Heather Luna
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0415627745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The direction of higher education is at a crossroads against a background of mounting sustainability related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education through exploration of the rich notion of the sustainable university. Drawing on a wealth of experience, it provides reflective critical analysis on the potential of the sustainable university concept and offers advice for its implementation to researchers, professionals, students and policy makers.

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order Book
Author : Gordon K Douglass
Publisher : Westview Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability as food sufficincy: resources, technology, and economics. Sustainability as stewardship: biology, ecology, and population. Sustainability as communiti: justice, participation and development.