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I am part of a research group focused on the study of teaching methods aimed at fostering sustainable societies. For the future we aim to focus on some core issues that we believe are fundamental for the advancement of these forms of education in Brazil and worldwide, namely: Discuss the relationships between environmental education, sustainability education and citizenship education and try to identify the similarities and differences of their proposals. Our initial hypothesis is that citizenship education perhaps satisfactorily embraces the postulates and principles of the other two pedagogies and can thus be understood as one of the most holistic and comprehensive forms of human education. What do you think?
Faço parte de um grupo de pesquisa focado no estudo de formas de ensino voltadas ao fomento de sociedades sustentáveis. Para o futuro almejamos enfocar algumas questões centrais que acreditamos ser fundamentais para o avanço dessas formas de ensino no Brasil e no mundo, quais sejam: Discutir as relações entre a educação ambiental, a educação para a sustentabilidade e a educação para a cidadania e tentar identificar as similaridades e diferenças de suas propostas. A nossa hipótese inicial é de que a educação para a cidadania talvez abarque satisfatoriamente os postulados e princípios das outras duas pedagogias e assim pudesse ser compreendida como uma das formas de educação humana mais holística e abrangente. O que você acha?
Into the context of a study case in a university management, I'm in doubt if I stay with SWOT analyse or should I propose BSC kpi´s. I really appreciate if you can tell me each pros and cons.
Yes, it is necessary to change the development strategy based on intensifying the exploitation of the Earth's resources on the sustainable development strategy. It is necessary to develop new energy technologies based on renewable energy sources to slow down the progressing greenhouse effect of the Earth in order to reduce the risk of dramatic natural cataclysms. It is necessary to develop ecological innovations, while it may not be too late. It is necessary to save the Earth through destruction for future generations.
The 21st century is the last moment to introduce global sustainable development based on the development of renewable energy and ecological innovations. Sustainable development should be analyzed and measured in correlation with the analysis of economic growth and the share of individual sectors in the country's economic development, including the transformation of traditional energy sources into renewable energy, environment reclamation and recovery of recyclable materials, and ecological innovations.
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We are trying to boil down to an actual problem identification. Companies are now a days including sustainability in their strategies due to the demand of the stakeholders- We want to solve a particular problem/ loophole in this area with the focus on MCS- Management Control Systems. The highlighted themes so far is profit maximization and sustainability : are MCSs designed configured to fit the industries when it comes to sustainable strategies?
I need your professional opinion for my ongoing research on think tank industry. The outputs of the research and the best international practices will be used in elaborating development strategy of our think tank. Please, indicate the best examples and strategic steps, which could be important in this process! Any comment, which you think should be considered, will be appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
Dr. Vardan Atoyan
Nowadays, Global Priority is the implementation of Sustainable Development.
What is the role of Universities and Institutes for it?
These two terms almost seem identical, but if for eg. I preserve something, I keep it at the same state that it was.
Although if I protect something it is probably either because that state is at risk or I don't want it to be at risk- (it's threatened).
The word to protect has been used in the environment subject from scientists, governments and the market. For example, the oil companies must preserve and protect the environment where they explore and exploit, although we often see them just protecting after they have disturbed the ecosystem.
Some times protecting can't bring the habitat to it's original state. That is why in my opinion, preserving should be the main focus.
Can you distinguish practises that preserve or protect the environment? eg. Policies and legislation? Should there be a framework to assess whether practices protect or preserve?
My fellow RG Colleagues, please join in this discussion, I would love to know if someone has been digging deeper into this.
Kindly list the non-financial benefits (including environment, society and economic perspective) for SMEs by using eco-innovation practices such as process, product, organisational and marketing innovation.
The history of Ghana forest and wildlife policies have recurring challenges that need to be redressed and possible remedial actions to beef up its usefulness in the management of biodiversity.
Many construction projects are unique,complex , risky and are heavy capital investment, but also face many failures. Infrastractural development is very critical to the economic growth of developing countries, particularly in Africa.
Land degradation is occurring in almost all terrestrial biomes and agro-ecologies, in both low and high income countries. However, its impact is especially severe on the livelihoods of the poor who heavily depend on natural resources. Despite the severe impact of land degradation on the poor and the crucial role that land plays in human welfare and development, investments in sustainable land management (SLM) are low, especially in developing countries.
Circular economy or 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle).
What could be the possible benefits for SMEs by implementing circular economy practices in SME
Clearly evident is the proliferation of technologies in ensuring business success. However, what is perplexing is the lack of adoption of the technologies in the developing world. As a result the pace of development is so low that there is always reliance on the developed world for value added products.
Although waste management in the European Union (EU) has improved considerably in the past decades, almost a third of municipal waste is still landfilled and less than half is recycled or composted, with wide variations between Member States. The European Union has proposed a number of long-term targets for landfilling and recycling, as part of the new Circular Economy. By 2030, no more than 10% of municipal waste should go to landfill in the EU. In addition to this binding target, the new laws would include a total ban on the landfilling of waste which has already been separated and sorted for recycling. The recycling and re-use of municipal waste must reach 65% in Europe by 2030, with a target of 75% set for the recycling of packaging waste. Specific targets for resource efficiency, plastics and food waste were left out, however the EU reiterated its pledge to meet the global Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030. The targets require a large shift in EU waste management, where currently only around 40% of municipal waste is recycled, and 30% landfilled. A number of supporting measures were therefore announced, to advance the circular economy in each step of the value chain - from production to consumption, repair and remanufacturing, waste management, and secondary raw materials that are fed back into the economy.
One of the barriers that farmers and especially small farmers experience is a lack of business expertise and know how. The major obstacle and barrier is access to finance which in turn leads to a further barrier i.e. the inability to compile a business plan.
In order for such a venture to be successful, cash flow has to be managed very carefully. Should you require assistance to compile such a plan, I would be willing to assist. Best wishes with your work!
I am seeking citations / other information resources that relate to approaches/tools/platforms for land use planning with the goal of optimizing outcomes for multiple sectors. The principles and methods for 'systematic conservation planning' are well developed but I am having trouble finding work that is more integrative and inclusive of multi-sector outcomes.
Each of us has theoretical and / or practical knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. We each have a role to play if we're going to achieve these goals of a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.
Yes, of course, all of us have knowlages about the Sustainable Development Goals, what can we do for each goal and these goals will be achieved, according to the forecast?
Your contributions will be helped between us, thanks a lot in andvance!
To tackle the increasing problems of draw down, depredation and degradation (pollution) of environmental resources we are trying to promote green products, green processes, green technologies, green industry. More importantly we are sensitizing people to adopt green lifestyle, green culture and green consumerism to shrink our ecological footprint and to make a peace with our Mother planet Earth. But it's easier said than done! How 'green' is green enough? How good is good enough? Please elucidate with informative thoughts, insights and illustrative inputs.
I am conducting a study on sustainable land management in demined areas in post war setting. I need to propose a framework/model to introduce sustainable land management in the war torn area so that people will practice eco-friendly agriculture. In order to reach this objective, I need to learn how to develop a framework and how to write/present it. At the moment, I have collected the relevant data and have the idea but struggling to put it in an analytical form. Therefore, would be very grateful for you all if you could kindly share a few studies (any area) which have proposed a framework at the end. Sample frameworks would be very helpful!
Note: To be precise, I am not looking at theoretical or typical conceptual framework that we normally used to write in thesis.
Many thanks and all the best to your research work.
The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (and 169 targets) are quite rightly ambitious and all encompassing. We have recent work which gives us clues about how sustainability can be embedded in curricula, e.g.
But, what do we know about how we might go about integrating the 17 goals?
How do we select which to include/exclude? How do we make that decision?
How do we become aware about what is or isn't covered?
What are the complexities and tensions integrating them?
Are training opportunities the main solution for the development of the field of neuroscience in poorer countries?
In our paper https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304778394_Brownfields_Information_Brocker, we are looking on the possibilities to support revitalisation of brownfields. Do you think, that from the side of investors exist real interest about brownfields? Or there has to be some push from government to reduce possibilities change agriculture land on constructions.
Conference Paper Brownfields Information Brocker
1. I feel at least 6-7 SDGs are primarilly relevant to agriculture.
2. It is also possible that agriculture may also influence the attainment of a number of SDGs.
Contributions and ideas welcome!
Many a times sustainability is termed as way of life, but then there is so much of research on technical know how of sustainability. I am curious if we can use such expertise at local level and how effective it is in achieving sustainability? I would like to listen to views of people working in this sector.
To be very precise my questions is - If the technical experts start working with the communities, will it be effective in achieving sustainability - any case studies regarding its effectiveness or ineffectiveness?
It seems the jury is still out on resilience towards adaptive capacity or adaptive capacity towards resilience (in social-ecological systems). Do you see resilience as a subset of adaptive capacity or vice versa (which seems the conventional wisdom ). Can you provide any papers in these respects?
It is well known that developing countries are already faced with numerous challenges including lack of financial muscles to invest in clean energy. I want a link for a paper that gives a thorough analysis of the social, economic, and political challenges that developing countries encounter towards domestication of the SDGs.
The new EU policy for the waste management focus on the concept of Circular Economy. The questions is: how easy is for a small Municipality in Insular area to adopt and adapt the concept of circular economy in order to solve the problem of the waste production as usually micro managements, micro politics, lacks of vision and infrastructures etc. may affect the result.
Is a low carbon development market a green market model?
Is low carbon development a win-win sustainable development model?
Is low carbon development a green growth based market model?
Is low carbon development a win-win economy-environment partnership model?
Then, sustainable development a la low carbon is green markets/green growth based model.
Therefore, why not to say openly that to ensure environmental sustainability as per goal 7 of the Milleniun Development Goals(MDGs) we have to implement sustainable development strategies(e.g. low carbon) through green market based green growth?...
Why to use low carbon development sometimes, Sustainable development sometimes, green growth sometimes, and green markets sometimes in any document coming from the UN institutions related to this file or agreements like the 2015 Paris Agreement giving the impression that they are not closely related concepts?. Why not to minimize confusion?
I am looking for scientists interested in studying trolleybus transport with special regard to its social and economical conditions. I am particularly focused on impact of electric public transport (for ex. trolleybus transport) on real estates prices. On the other hand I analyze effects of implementing innovative technologies and sustainable development policies on trolleybus transport.
I am reading Schmidt-Traub's (2015) Report for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network "Investments Needs to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" to learn about comprehensive cost estimates on the country-level. The report gives many useful references, but it seems that as of November 2015 only global data (and only very sparse country-level data) is available for SDGs 14 and 15.
From the New Institutional Economics perspective, a commitment is motivationally credible if the players continue to want to honour the commitment at the time of performance as the incentive is compatible and hence self enforcing. On the other hand, in the imperative sense, it is also credible if the players cannot act otherwise at the time of performance because performance is coerced or discretion is disabled.
I am doing a graduate level research on finding the self- efficacy among the farmers of Marathwada region of Maharashra state. The area under consideration is Apsinga village , Osmanabad District. Pertaining to the topic, I have studied literature of Alberto Bandura on self- Efficacy and your article "Self-Efficacy of Agricultural Farmers: A Case Study". I would like to have your necessitous help on doing a brief study on the self-efficacy of farmers in Apsinga village. I would like to know your suggestions and necessary steps involved to field(Apsinga) on this topic. I am working under the guide, Mam Sasmita Swain, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, TISS. She has asked me to take your suggestions on moving ahead on measuring self efficacy among the farmers. Your indispensable help is very much desired. Please reply as soon as possible.
Akshay Rao Pawar
Bachelor of Social Sciences V Sem
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur
Osmanabad Dist. Maharashtra
The SDG agenda is broader and goes further than that of the MDGs, which poses challenges in terms of designing an effective and inclusive indicator framework. In our recent Lancet comment Measuring the SDGs: a two-track solution (Davis et al., 2015), we argue that a solution that could break a potential deadlock is a two-track approach, which would involve separate lists of indicators at the political and technical levels.
What would be other options for an efficient SDG indicator framework?
government resource governance, human resource governance and natural resource governance
Specifically, I want to know how using the sustainable balanced scorecard will help linking business strategy to sustainability development goals and of course profitability of an organization.
I am interested to investigate the relationships of sense of home and building efficiency in housing context. I think the effect of sense of home in improving individuals' behavioral and emotional pattern would eventually affect the building efficieny. I appreciate a lot if anyone can help me by introducing papers and research works in this area.
i am currently trying to establish a quantitative research and for the start, would like to know the level of knowledge regarding sustainable development (SD) among managers in a certain industry. Is there any good set of questionnaire available to measure an individuals knowledge of Sustainable Development (SD)? Thanks
Many places are carrying out programs energizing communities, buildings and facilities, I would like to know how to measure social impact or measure the social impact of the energization.
Despite the efforts of development programs to upgrade the technologies, particularly of farmers, adoption is still low. What ingredients are missing in the approaches so far?
Technology have made land use quantification and modeling quite manageable and comprehensible .Researchers have spent ample time studying different techniques for land use change analysis .yet on the planning side still no substantial advances have been made .With sustainability concerns gaining more and more consideration ,there is a need to produce models that can achieve it
Recently we had a meeting to reflect on how our college had performed in the last semester. Just like other pre-university colleges, we continually need to improve student quality in academic performance and personality, engaged independent learners. So these are the problems lecturers faced. As for students, the main complaint was on expensive cafetaria food.
Given that staff meetings are scheduled once a month, what steps can be taken to enable better communication of info, so that solutions may quickly sought and found, within the organization? And, in your experience, how effective is it to involve stakeholders in the problem solving?
In current indian scenario, all the manufacturer of CPC blue are manufacturing it through Wayler's process (Phthalic anhydride & Urea in presence of CuCl & catalyst). But this process generates hazardous emissions such as ammonia and CO2. Please suggest the any process modification options or process alternative oprtions by replacement of raw materials with considering technical, economical and environmental feasibility.
A key issue that I would like to highlight is that child poverty is distinct from household poverty, although they are often related. With this in mind, eradicating extreme poverty ($1.25 a day) is only relevant to child poverty insofar as households invest in their children, but is not a direct indication of whether a child is poor or not. Indicators to measure child poverty in a multidimensional way can be derived from the Convention of the Rights of Child, in areas such as nutrition, healthcare, education, leisure, information, (no) exploitation, among others, and measured with the use of household surveys. This would allow us to capture the multiple dimension of poverty, and to do it in a way that is relevant for children, and not only for adults or households. Taking this into consideration is essential to tackle child poverty reaching all children.
Knowledge and technology both are important for the development of a region/country. The fact is, not many countries, especially developing ones, are rich in both. That’s why such countries ask for transfer of technology/knowledge from the developed ones. The question is, what should be the right priority: knowledge first then technology or vise versa.
Reports are that elephants have been poisoned in Zimbabwe and rhinos in South africa. What will happen if animals are being poached at a rate of 91 elephants in less than a month?
There is probably a lot of literature on the role of countries, government, and corporations and the extent of their contribution towards sustainable development. But what about individuals? What can citizens do to facilitate SD?
I don't know how to prepare a report about life cycle assessment of a typical process or product. Hence, I need a sample to learn what to do step by step.
I would like to know why some countries are developing faster than others, although they were equal in status (income, resources among others) in the early 1960s. Is this a reversal of fortune for the lagging countries as a result of bad policies formulated and implemented, or other factors?
I would like to know what alternatives there are to help meet future demands of the ever increasing world population without trading vital ecosystem services for other needs of the people.