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Eco-efficiency, regulation and sustainable business : towards a governance structure for sustainable development

  • This book presents important new research on applied eco-efficiency concepts throughout Europe. The aim of eco-efficiency is to achieve market-based measures of environmental protection, in order to enhance the prospects for sustainable development and achieve positive economic and ecological benefits. The distinguished authors discuss a number of themes surrounding eco-efficiency including the necessary conditions for technological dissemination and ecological modernization, and the role of government in enabling businesses and society to participate actively in this process. In particular, they highlight the application of existing European-based policies concerning material flows and energy. The authors also investigate some new conceptsThis book presents important new research on applied eco-efficiency concepts throughout Europe. The aim of eco-efficiency is to achieve market-based measures of environmental protection, in order to enhance the prospects for sustainable development and achieve positive economic and ecological benefits. The distinguished authors discuss a number of themes surrounding eco-efficiency including the necessary conditions for technological dissemination and ecological modernization, and the role of government in enabling businesses and society to participate actively in this process. In particular, they highlight the application of existing European-based policies concerning material flows and energy. The authors also investigate some new concepts of sustainable development and provide a useful introduction to material flows analysis. In further chapters they study the emerging regulatory policies for eco-efficiency, and examine the issues of sustainable business and consumption strategies.show moreshow less

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Metadaten
Document Type:Book
Editor:Raimund Bleischwitz, Peter Hennicke
Publisher:Elgar
Place of Publication:Cheltenham
Year of Publication:2004
Pagenumber:228
Series Title (English):ESRI studies series on the environment
ISBN:1-84376-687-6
Language:English
Division:Zukünftige Energie- und Mobilitätsstrukturen
Präsidialbereich
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft