Sustainability

2017-07-28T23:29:09+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Sustainable city, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Commission on Sustainable Development, Resource efficiency, Kardashev scale, Agenda 21, The Limits to Growth, Sovereign wealth fund, Intergenerational equity, Trees for Life (Scotland), Low-energy house, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Ecological engineering, Sea level rise, Steady-state economy, Ecotax, Sustainability metrics and indices, Life-cycle assessment, History of sustainability, Raleigh International, Village Earth, Kevin Wilhelm, The Karlskrona Manifesto, Islamic Reporting Initiative, Outline of sustainability, Gadgil Committee, ECOCITIES (software), Ethical eating, O2 Global Network, Lucia A. Reisch, Green House Data, Food Chain Workers Alliance, SDEWES Centre, Cr360, Thrive Market, Spaceship Earth, Ecological design, Organization & Environment, Iulie Aslaksen, Foodsharing.de, HowGood, Paperless office, Guayakí (company), Long Now Foundation, Education for sustainable development, Development aid, Natural burial, Counter Culture Coffee, Renewable energy commercialization, Eco-efficiency, Wood-free paper, Committee on Sustainability Assessment, Tree-free paper, No Impact Man, Degrowth flashcards Sustainability
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  • Sustainable city
    A sustainable city, or eco-city (also "ecocity") is a city designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and food, and waste output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution.
  • United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio 2012, Rio+20 (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u ˈmajʒ ˈvĩtʃi]), or Earth Summit 2012 was the third international conference on sustainable development aimed at reconciling the economic and environmental goals of the global community.
  • Commission on Sustainable Development
    The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was a body under the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) tasked with overseeing the outcomes of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development/Earth Summit.
  • Resource efficiency
    Resource efficiency is about maximising the supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively, with minimum wasted (natural) resource expenses.
  • Kardashev scale
    The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to use for communication.
  • Agenda 21
    Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development.
  • The Limits to Growth
    The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies.
  • Sovereign wealth fund
    A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a state-owned investment fund investing in real and financial assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, precious metals, or in alternative investments such as private equity fund or hedge funds.
  • Intergenerational equity
    Intergenerational equity in economic, psychological, and sociological contexts, is the concept or idea of fairness or justice in relationships between children, youth, adults and seniors, particularly in terms of treatment and interactions.
  • Trees for Life (Scotland)
    Trees for Life is an award-winning registered charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest and its unique wildlife to the Scottish Highlands.
  • Low-energy house
    A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house.
  • Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
    The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, often shortened to Rio Declaration, was a short document produced at the 1992 United Nations "Conference on Environment and Development" (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit.
  • Svalbard Global Seed Vault
    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norwegian: Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole.
  • Ecological engineering
    Ecological engineering is an emerging study of integrating ecology and engineering, concerned with the design, monitoring, and construction of ecosystems.
  • Sea level rise
    Sea level rise has been estimated to be on average between +2.
  • Steady-state economy
    A steady-state economy is an economy made up of a constant population size and a constant stock of physical wealth (capital).
  • Ecotax
    An Ecotax (short for ecological taxation) is a tax levied on activities which are considered to be harmful to the environment and is intended to promote environmentally friendly activities via economic incentives.
  • Sustainability metrics and indices
    Sustainable development indicators (SDI) are measures of sustainability, and attempt to quantify beyond the generic concept.
  • Life-cycle assessment
    Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis, ecobalance, and cradle-to-grave analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling).
  • History of sustainability
    The history of sustainability traces human-dominated ecological systems from the earliest civilizations to the present.
  • Raleigh International
    Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity.
  • Village Earth
    Village Earth: The Consortium for Sustainable Village-Based Development (CSVBD) DBA: Village Earth is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Kevin Wilhelm
    Kevin Wilhelm (born February 21, 1973) is an American business consultant and author in the field of sustainability and climate change.
  • The Karlskrona Manifesto
    The Karlskrona Manifesto for sustainability design in software was created as an output of the Third International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy) held in Karlskrona, Sweden, co-located with the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'14).
  • Islamic Reporting Initiative
    The Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI) is a not-for-profit organization leading the creation of the IRI framework; the guiding integrated Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting framework based on Islamic principles and values that works towards achieving international standards of best practice.
  • Outline of sustainability
    The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to sustainability: Sustainability – capacity to endure.
  • Gadgil Committee
    The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), also known as the Gadgil Commission after its chairman Madhav Gadgil, was an environmental research commission appointed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests of India.
  • ECOCITIES (software)
    All member states of the European Union are bound to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Ethical eating
    Ethical eating or food ethics refers to the moral consequences of food choices, both those made by humans for themselves and those made for food animals.
  • O2 Global Network
    O2 Global Network (O2 International Network for Sustainable Design, stylized as O2 Global Network) is an international network for people interested in sustainable design.
  • Lucia A. Reisch
    Lucia A. Reisch is a behavioural economist and social scientist by training and is currently a Full Professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
  • Green House Data
    Green House Data is a data center services provider headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance
    The Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) is a national coalition of 23 worker-based organizations of workers in many sectors of the food chain, including agriculture, processing, selling, and serving.
  • SDEWES Centre
    SDEWES Centre (The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems), is a non-governmental scientific organization based at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Cr360
    cr360 is a sustainability and EHS software provider based in Cambridge, UK.
  • Thrive Market
    Thrive Market is an American e-commerce membership platform, offering natural and organic products for less.
  • Spaceship Earth
    Spaceship Earth is a world view term usually expressing concern over the use of limited resources available on Earth and encouraging everyone on it to act as a harmonious crew working toward the greater good.
  • Ecological design
    Ecological design is defined by Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan as "any form of design that minimizes environmentally destructive impacts by integrating itself with living processes.
  • Organization & Environment
    Organization & Environment (O&E) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the fields of "sustainability management, policy and related social science".
  • Iulie Aslaksen
    Iulie Margrethe Nicolaysen Aslaksen (born 1956) is a Norwegian economist and Senior Researcher at Statistics Norway.
  • Foodsharing.de
    foodsharing.de is an online platform that saves and distributes surplus food in Germany and Austria.
  • HowGood
    HowGood is an American sustainable food rating company based in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Paperless office
    A paperless office is a work environment in which the use of paper is eliminated or greatly reduced.
  • Guayakí (company)
    Guayakí Sustainable Rainforest Products, Inc.
  • Long Now Foundation
    The Long Now Foundation, established in 1996, is a public, non-profit organization based in San Francisco that seeks to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution.
  • Education for sustainable development
    Sustainability education (SE), Education for Sustainability (EfS), and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are interchangeable terms describing the practice of teaching for sustainability.
  • Development aid
    Development aid (also development assistance, technical assistance, international aid, overseas aid, official development assistance (ODA), or foreign aid) is financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support the economic, environmental, social, and political development of developing countries.
  • Natural burial
    Natural burial is the interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally.
  • Counter Culture Coffee
    Counter Culture Coffee is a Durham, North Carolina based coffee roasting company founded in 1995.
  • Renewable energy commercialization
    Renewable energy commercialization involves the deployment of three generations of renewable energy technologies dating back more than 100 years.
  • Eco-efficiency
    Over the years, as countries and regions around the world began to develop, it slowly became evident that industrialization and economic growth come hand in hand with environmental degradation.
  • Wood-free paper
    Wood-free paper is paper created exclusively from chemical pulp rather than mechanical pulp.
  • Committee on Sustainability Assessment
    Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) is a non-profit global consortium of institutions, sustained in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Sustainable Commodity Initiative, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United Nations International Trade Centre (ITC).
  • Tree-free paper
    Tree-free paper or tree-free newsprint describes an alternative to wood-pulp paper by its raw material composition.
  • No Impact Man
    No Impact Man is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein, based on the book by Colin Beavan.
  • Degrowth
    Degrowth (in French: décroissance, in Spanish: decrecimiento, in Italian: decrescita, in Catalan: decreixement, in German: Postwachstum, in Polish: postwzrost) is a political, economic, and social movement based on ecological economics, anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas.