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Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
31 Jahrgänge | 1998 - 2018


Eco-efficiency has become one of the buzzwords of our time. The term reflects the paradigm shift that has occurred since the late eighties. Rather than regarding ecology and economy as mutually opposing entities, it is now widely recognised that eco-efficient production is a major opportunity to enhance a company's competitive position in the market. Correspondingly, the general view of industry's role in the sustainable development debate has also changed: rather than being identified as a part of the problem, business is now seen increasingly as a part of the solution. All this means that industry faces a new range of opportunities and challenges - in product design, material and supplier choice, producer responsibility for the waste stage, and product image.

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2002 | Buch

Environmental Management Accounting: Informational and Institutional Developments

Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) is increasingly recognised as a distinguished tool of environmental management. It helps to integrate a company's environmental and business interests, whereby enhancing corporate eco-efficiency in terms …

2002 | Buch

Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment

Operational Guide to the ISO Standards

Environmental policy aims at the transition to sustainable production and consumption. This is taking place in different ways and at different levels. In cases where businesses are continuously active to improve the environmental performance of …

2002 | Buch

Analytical Tools for Environmental Design and Management in a Systems Perspective

The Combined Use of Analytical Tools

The aim of this book is to link demand and supply of environmental information in the field of Life Cycle Management. The book is based on the results of the CHAINET concerted action financed by EU-DGXII for the work period 1998-2000, and is …

2002 | Buch

The Computational Structure of Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool for environmental decision-support in relation to products from the cradle to the grave. Until now, more emphasis has been put on the inclusion quantitative models and databases and on the design of guidebooks …

2002 | Buch

Partnership and Leadership

Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future

Sustainable development has become a central perspective in environmental strategies around the world. It is clear that neither governments nor businesses have the capability to bring about sustainability on their own. Therefore, collaboration has …

2001 | Buch

Ahead of the Curve

Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management

The debate on sustainable production often ends in discussions on the feasibility of far-reaching changes in relation to the competitiveness of companies. Industry itself and policy-makers tend to back away from engaging in profound processes of …

2000 | Buch

Potential for Industrial Energy-Efficiency Improvement in the Long Term

This book does not give a prediction of what the efficiency will be of the energy use of industrial processes in the future. However, it does give an exploration of limits to the efficiency of current processes and an indication of what might be …

1999 | Buch

Adoption of Environmental Innovations

The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay between Business Competence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement

How do small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt environmental innovations? Do they have the necessary internal competence? Is any support offered by external parties (i.e. network involvement)? What are the policy implications? This book is …

1999 | Buch

Eco-Management Accounting

Based upon the ECOMAC research project sponsored by the EU’s Environment and Climate Programme (DG XII, Human Dimension of Environmental Change)

The ECOMAC project (Eco-management Accounting as a Tool of Environmental Man­ agement) has provided a framework for linking environmental management with man­ agement accounting. It was funded in Theme 4, 'Human Dimensions of Environmental Change' …

1999 | Buch

Economic Models of Material-Product Chains for Environmental Policy Analysis

A theoretical and empirical contribution to the quest for sustainability and environmental quality. The book examines the physical and economic aspects of flows of materials and products, as well as the policies and strategies designed to reduce …

1998 | Buch

Product Innovation and Eco-efficiency

Twenty-three Industry Efforts to reach the Factor 4

Prefaced by Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, this book is one of the few that treats this topic by putting representatives of industry at centre stage. The book systematically addresses the …