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xi, 131 p. ; 23 cm
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 1 Introduction-- 3 2 Certification's Place in the Toolbelt-- 4 3 The Landscape of Certification Schemes-- 5 4 Standard Development and Implementation-- 6 5 The Market for Certified Products-- 7 6 Measuring Success-- 8 7 Optimizing Certification as a Tool-- 9 8 Future Research Directions-- 10 Selected References-- 11 Background Papers-- 12 Standardization, Certification, and Labeling--Kira Matus-- 13 Surveying the Landscape: Certification Schemes for Sustainable Products and Services--Derek Vollmer-- 14 Appendixes-- 15 Appendix A: Workshop Agenda-- 16 Appendix B: Workshop Participants-- 17 Appendix C: Roundtable Roster.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309147118 20171227
Consumption of goods and services represents a growing share of global economic activity. In the United States, consumption accounts for more than two-thirds of gross domestic product. This trend of increasing consumption has brought with it negative consequences for the environment and human well-being. Global demand for energy, food, and all manner of goods is on the rise, putting strains on the natural and human capital required to produce them. Extractive industries and production processes are prominent causes of species endangerment. Modern economies are underpinned by substantial energy consumption, a primary contributor to the current climate crisis. Expanding international trade has led to many economic opportunities, but has also contributed to unfair labor practices and wealth disparities. While certain processes have improved or become more efficient, and certain practices have been outlawed or amended, the sheer scale of global consumption and its attendant impacts continue to be major challenges we face in the transition to sustainability. Third-party certification systems have emerged over the last 15 years as a tool with some promise. There has been anecdotal evidence of success, but to date the overall impact of certified goods and services has been small. Moreover, definitions of sustainable vary across sectors and markets, and rigorous assessments of these programs have been few and far between. In order to take a step in learning from this field of practice, the National Academies' Science and Technology for Sustainability Program held a workshop to illuminate the decision making process of those who purchase and produce certified goods and services. It was also intended to help clarify the scope and limitations of the scientific knowledge that might contribute to the economic success of certified products. The workshop, summarized in this volume, involved presentations and discussions with approximately 40 invited experts from academia, business, government, and nongovernmental organizations.
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xviii, 346 p. ; 22 cm.
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183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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v, 145 pages ; 21 cm
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181 p. ; 22 cm.
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v, 80 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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132 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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ii, 73 p. ; 30 cm.
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139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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117 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
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xiii, 176 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
  • Economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in Brazil-- economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in the state of Espirito Santo-- sustainable development and agricultural sustainability-- review of adoption and diffusion of technology theory-- the determinants of the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies-- two econometric techniques for the study of technology adoption - probit/logit models and duration analysis-- adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies in the state of Espirito Santo.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840141603 20160527
This text is concerned with the environmental impact of modern agricultural practices, agriculture's increasing reliance on non-renewable resources, and the long-term productivity of the adoption and diffusion of more sustainable technologies. For these interventions to be effective, they should be based on an understanding of what induces the producer to switch from conventional and alternative practices. This text provides a review on the determinants of adoption and diffusion of sustainable agricultural technologies, including concepts related to this theme. The Green Revolution in Brazil is examined as a means of establishing the background for an empirical investigation. Data about farms in the state of Espirito Santo are analyzed using duration analysis - an econometric technique which allows the assessment of the impact of time-varying, economic variables. Thus, adoption is explained as a dynamic process.
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108 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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223 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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49 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
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vii, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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