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131 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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32 p.
This publication offers a general introduction to sustainability impact assessment, which is an approach for exploring the combined economic, environmental and social impacts of a range of proposed policies, programmes, strategies and action plans. Such assessments can also assist decision-making and strategic planning throughout the entire policy cycles. It is not an in-depth or detailed user manual, but rather outlines basic principles and process steps of sustainability impact assessments, drawing on examples from Switzerland, Belgium and the European Commission, among others. This publication is a valuable source of information for policy makers on sustainability impact assessments.
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261 pages ; 28 cm
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  • Background and aims
  • Industrial uses of biotechnology
  • Alternative techniques of analysis
  • Lessons from the case studies
  • Kes issues and conclusions.
  • Case studies. Manufacture of riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Production of 7-amino-cephalosporanic acid
  • Biotechnological production of the antibiotic cephalexin
  • Bioprocesses for the manufacture of amino acids
  • Manufacture of S-chloropropionic acid
  • Enzymatic production of acrylamide - Enzymatic synthesis of acrylic acid
  • Enzyme-catalysed synthesis of polyesters
  • Polymers from renewable resources
  • A vegetable oil degumming enzyme
  • Water recovery in a vegetable-processing company.
  • Removal of bleach residues in textile finishing
  • Enzymatic pulp bleaching process
  • Use of xylanase as a pulp brightener
  • A life cycle assessment of enzyme bleaching of wood pulp
  • On-site production of xylanase
  • A gypsum-free zinc refinery
  • Copper bioleaching technology
  • Renewable fuels: ethanol from biomass
  • The application of LCA software to bioethanol fuel
  • Use of enzymes in oil-well completion.
"Biotechnology can help improve the environmental friendliness of industrial activities and lower both capital expenditure and operating costs. It can also help reduce raw material and energy inputs and waste"--P. [4] of cover.
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In more and more industrial sectors, companies are becoming aware of the importance of sustainable development and of the great potential of biotechnology. Biotechnology can help improve the environmental friendliness of industrial activities and lower both capital expenditure and operating costs. It can also help reduce raw material and energy inputs and waste. This volume brings together for the first time a broad collection of case studies on biotechnology applications in industrial processes and subjects them to detailed analysis in order to tease out essential lessons for industrial managers and for government policy makers. It will encourage the former and provide the latter with basic materials for programme development.
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182 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
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Interest in expanding nuclear power to cope with rising demand for energy and potential climate change places increased attention on the nuclear fuel cycle and whether significant moves are being taken towards ensuring sustainability over the long term. Future nuclear power programme decisions will be increasingly based on strategic considerations involving the complete nuclear fuel cycle, as illustrated by the international joint projects for Generation IV reactors. Currently, 90% of installed reactors worldwide operate on a once-through nuclear fuel cycle using uranium-oxide fuel. While closing the fuel cycle has been a general aim for several decades, progress towards that goal has been slow. This report reviews developments in the fuel cycle over the past ten years, potential developments over the next decade and the outlook for the longer term. It analyses technological developments and government actions (both nationally and internationally) related to the fuel cycle, and examines these within a set of sustainability parameters in order to identify trends and to make recommendations for further action
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  • A brief history of Brazil's growth
  • China towards 2020 : growth performance and sustainability
  • Shaping the Indian miracle : acceleration towards high growth
  • Indonesia beyond the recovery : growth strategy in an archipelago country
  • Sustainable growth in South Africa.
This publication is based on the proceedings of a conference, organized by the OECD, on the growth performance of these large emerging-market economies. The book brings together contributions from policy makers and scholars. It discusses the growth experiences of these countries, including how they have fared in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. It also examines these countries' prospects for sustaining strong growth over the long term. The chapters in this book offer analyses of the growth process in individual countries, including the reduction of external vulnerability in Brazil, the contribution of human and physical capital accumulation in China and Indonesia, initiatives to promote infrastructure and social development in India, and financial deepening in South Africa.--Publisher's description.
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487 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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487 p. : col. charts ; 27 cm.
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420 p.
How can we meet the needs of today without diminishing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs? This is the central question posed by "sustainable development". OECD countries committed themselves to sustainable development at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, yet - almost ten years later - progress accomplished remains partial and uneven. Drawing on analysis carried forward in response to a mandate from OECD Ministers in 1998, this report stresses the urgency to address some of the most pressing challenges for sustainable development. It reviews the conceptual foundations of sustainable development, its measurement, and the institutional reforms needed to make it operational. It then discusses how international trade and investment, as well as development co-operation, can contribute to sustainable development on a global basis, and reviews the experience of OECD countries in using market-based, regulatory and technology policies to reach sustainability goals in a cost-effective way. The report also provides an in-depth analysis of policies designed to address key threats to sustainability in the areas of climate change and natural resource management, as well as of those that respond to sustainability concerns at the sectoral and sub-national level. The common thrust of the report is that substantial opportunities exist to make economic growth, environmental protection, and social development mutually reinforcing.
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181 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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68 p. ; 23 cm.
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184 p.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainability has emerged as an over-arching policy goal in the OECD Secretariat and in its Member countries. Real progress depends upon the integration of environmental and social goals with economic ones. This publication provides an overview and analysis of trends and identifies policy gaps and trade-offs that have been encountered and points to future options. The authors document positive trends which have emerged signalling greater sustainability, as well as areas where progress has proved more elusive. While the main focus is the OECD region, expanding linkages -- among all countries and regions -- form an important part of the story. The coverage of the volume reflects the OECD's diverse subject matter expertise, and some of the interdisciplinary synergies that the Organisation can generate. Part I of this two-part volume concentrates on socio-economic issues, including the integration of economics and environment; trade and environment; changing consumption and production patterns; assessing environmental performance; development co-operation; and the evolution of aid agencies since Rio. Part II takes an in-depth look at nine sectoral issues: energy; transport; agriculture; toxic chemicals; climate change; nuclear energy; urbanisation; biotechnology; and education. In short, this publication gives essential keys to meet the major challengeof the 21st century: helping to make sustainability a reality.
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162 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Preface / Kiyo Akasaka and JoAnne DiSano
  • Workshop overview and recommendations / Candice Stevens
  • PART I. KEYNOTE ADDRESSES. Ch. 1. Advancing sustainable development in Sweden / Mona Sahlin ; Ch. 2. Leadership for sustainable development / Jim MacNeill ; Ch. 3. The paradigm of sustainable development / Emil Salim
  • PART II. WORKSHOP REPORTS. Ch. 4. Governance structures for national sustainable development strategies / Darren Swanson and Lássló Pintér ; Ch. 5. Sustainable development governance structures in the European Union / Ingeborg Niestroy ; Ch. 6. Sustainable development governance in Germany / Guenther Bachmann ; Ch. 7. Monitoring and reviewing national sustainable development strategies / Barry Dalal-Clayton and Steve Bass ; Ch. 8. Approaches for evaluating national sustainable development strategies / Clive George and Colin Kirkpatrick ; Ch. 9. Monitoring the sustainability strategy in Switzerland / Daniel Wachter.
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