By Kimio Uno (auth.)
In this examine, the writer constructs a scientific statistical framework for learning the surroundings and expertise, the economic climate and society, and plays a chain of analyses of the influence of human actions at the setting. the numerous subject matters analyzed comprise: strength intake, source use, water and pollution, know-how, recycling, and toxins prevention.
From the theoretical point of view, Environmental innovations: Accountingfor Sustainability offers not just a version on the international point, but additionally on the point of person industries, and for numerous social teams. Of equivalent value, the framework additionally permits foreign linkages to be tested.
The proposed framework will function a typical yardstick in formulating setting coverage in either constructed and no more constructed nations, surroundings the traditional for additional foreign cooperation.
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The human aspect is an important factor in the global environmental crisis, and may also prove important in finding a solution to the problem. This group of variables includes demography, income, lifestyle, and quality of life, among others. Technology relates to the way in which the economy, environment, and society interact. We should note that technology has been changing over time, sometimes aggravating the environmental impacts of human activities and sometimes alleviating them. It is increasingly important to keep a watchful eye on the direction of technological change .
However, even with these limitations, the prototype fulfills at least two purposes. One is to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed integrated framework. In this regard, the prototype will be of instrumental value in showing where the gaps exist with regard to definition, data availability, etc. Second, the prototype tables based on empirical data are of considerable interest in shedding light on the use of the environment as a resource base and sink, resource allocation aimed at enhancing human aspiration and environmental maintenance, economic and environmental aspects of quality of life , and the roles of technology in moderating the potentially acute collision between economic development and environment.
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Environmental Options: Accounting for Sustainability by Kimio Uno (auth.)