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Dear Researchers,
This research aimed to systematically review the development studies pertaining to forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience.
According to the assessment, the findings of this research on the definition, barriers and enablers of forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience can be applied as a basis for the comprehension and optimization of the structure of supply chains in the forest biomass and bioenergy industries.
Please click/use the link below to freely access the article file:
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Thank for this interested question
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Hello Everyone,
I had recently conducted a survey on Enablers and Barriers of Sustainable Manufacturing in addition to other key parameters too amongst 2 different groups; one being the Researchers working in the field of Sustainable Manufacturing all over the world and the other part being the industry professionals focussing various small, medium and large scale industry professionals in Ludhiana (Punjab, India) also known as "Manchester of East" as it has an established manufacturing base for engineering products (Source: http://progressivepunjab.gov.in/keycities.aspx)
The top 3 Enablers and Barriers highlighted by both the groups are shown as follows:
Enablers:
As per Researchers:
  1. Economic Benefits (associated with Sustainability activities),
  2. Improving Quality (processes, products etc),
  3. Government promotions and regulations;
As per Industry Professionals:
  1. Improving Quality,
  2. Lowering Manufacturing Cost,
  3. Education and Training System;
Barriers:
As per Researchers:
  1. Costs too high (investment related costs, sustainability activities related costs etc),
  2. Lack of awareness of sustainability concepts,
  3. Lack of standardized metrics or performance benchmarks;
As per Industry Professionals:
  1. Lack of awareness of sustainability concepts,
  2. Costs too high
  3. Lack of awareness programs conducted locally;
I shall be grateful to all concerned researchers if they could participate and give their views on the highlighted enablers and barriers as on why there is so much of difference in opinions of both the groups and what can be the cause of these enablers & barriers and what are the pertaining issues which needs to be tackled in them.
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Dear Dr. Bhanot!
I take a case-study approach, by focusing on COVID-19 vaccines:
1) Fu, X., Buckley, P.J., Sanchez-Ancochea, D. et al. The world has a unique opportunity: Accelerating technology transfer and vaccine production through partnerships. J Int Bus Policy (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-021-00124-7 Free access:
2) Ole Kristian Aars et al. 2021. Increasing efficiency in vaccine Production: A primer for change, Vaccine: X Volume 8, August 2021 Open access:
May I argue that sustainable development goals must be integrated to the vaccine production process worldwide: this is a case (vaccine type) - and context (environment) dependent problem to solve.
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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In a research article related to green supply chain practices (GSCM) and their impact on environmental (EP) and financial performance (FP) of firms, I introduced contingent role of institutional pressures (IP), one of the reviewers raised a concern stating that the earlier part (GSCM-->EP-->FP) is (based on) practical framework and I'm proposing contingent effect of IP on the basis of theoretical framework (institutional theory). He/she asked me to explain 'why' I'm doing so. I'm wondering that how can I justify this because, besides a theoretical underpinnings, it seems that regulatory institutions also belong to 'practical (regulatory) framework. Seeking guidance.
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I am wondering if sustainable aquaculture which reuses all effluents and lets out only clean water/organic aquaculture would qualify.
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I agree.
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Just looking for any case studies or research papers on ISO 14001:2015 for lake basins or lakes generally.
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Please refer : 
RL Burritt. C Saka 2006, journal of cleaner production - Elsevier. On line available.
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I want to study on the downsides of non-centralized management in relation to water resources management. I want to know the data I should gather.
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Data required would include: Depths of aquifer(s), Recharge mechanism, Aquifer media, effects of vadose zone, Hydraulic conductivity of aquifer, land use, Anthropogenic factors, Physico-Chemical & bacteriological characteristics of the water.
You may wish to appy the "DRASTIC" and "GOD" methods of aquifer vulnerability to make your assessment. "Google" these methods for details.
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I seems that your project is very well and important, however, it need some information about its conditions for a possibility of achievement and if it can be possible also used other gases rather than air.
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More information on the issue may be explored at the link given below..
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The question concerns a model of case studies that showed promising/positive changes in water management and after the intervention of the studies on a concerned sources/catchment of water and especially that takes into consideration ethical questions
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Dear William,
I appreciate too much your feedback. Yes looking on internet isn't good solutions because I m looking for articles and report of successful studies in water management in catchment area and natural water sources and ethics that can suggested by researcher and practitioners in order to make an analysis of this  potential case study  and make a comparison and have a future vision on local case study on which I concentrate ideas to start working on.  
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I want to understand the procedure for calculating sustainability index of a small scale manufacturing industry. pls, help me by suggesting some related materials , software tools available if any, any resercher working in the same area, knidly let me know.
With regards,
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thanks amir
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Stratagic Value added management
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Hello. I consider that the following documents may help:
Best Regards
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I am currently working on the value of carrotmobs for companies and did a research on the stakeholders but need to compare their value for the success of the Carrotmob. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Hi Azhar,
thank you for your suggestions and please excuse my late reply. I finally used this stakeholderanalysis which is really great to put things simple but clearly in a bigger picture:
Its just in german, but I guess you can understand the model when looking at the chart. This model I can truely recommend as it is easy to use/fill in and read.
All the best to you and thanks again for your kind reply.
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It is customary to characterize sustainable development in a familiar typology comprising three pillars: environmental, economic, and social. The relationships among these dimensions are generally assumed to be compatible and mutually supportive and is particularly difficult to realize and operationalize. Recent years though have seen notable efforts among standard setters, planners, and practitioners in various sectors to address the often neglected social aspects of sustainability.
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Hi,
Would you please try reading books and papers about "community capitals framework" by Cornelia Flora, Jan Flora, Mary Emery and Cheryl Jacobs since there are relevant literature, frameworks and process steps to measure the 7 capitals, including social sustainability and their interactions. E.g.
Emery M, Fey S, Flora C. 2006. Using community capitals to develop assets for positive community change. CD Practice 13: 1-19.
Emery M, Flora C. 2006. Spiraling-up: Mapping community transformation with community capitals framework. Community Development 37(1): 19-35.
Fey S, Bregendahl C, Flora C. 2006. The measurement of community capitals through research: A Study Conducted for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy 1(1): 01-28.
Flora CB, Thiboumery A. 2005. Community capitals: poverty reduction and rural development in dry areas. Annals of Arid Zone 44(3 & 4): 239-253.
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I know that sustainable entrepreneurship is related with effectiveness  and efficiency (ecological , economic and social) however what is the direct link of sustainable production and consumption patterns to that? do we speak for human stimulation as regards for sustainable entrepreneurship and effectiveness and efficiency regard for the other two?I am not so sure so please  help.
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Sustainable entrepreneurship (SE) promotes sustainable production and consumption patterns through imaginative new solutions in terms of organization, processes, products and communication. SE is assumed to be characterized by a higher understanding of the deep nexus between ecosystems and socioeconomic systems, and correspondingly higher capacity to identify options and capabilities of both producers and consumers.
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For its complexity and unavailability of required data (for each and every species in concern) MSY is a tough nut to crack.
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See the attached link to  "The efficacy of fisheries management strategies: A case study of the Gulf of Maine Redfish fishery" for some insights on maximum sustainable yield and fisheries management from a different perspective. 
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I'm researching the management and planning issues regarding urban freight measures. Very often they are implemented with "learning by doing" approach, which has a limited effectiveness. So contributions about your experience with planning (or evaluating)of urban freight measures will be very appreciated.
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This topic boils down to customer expectations, distribution network capability and capacity and infrastructure planing. Why did UPS & FedEx have success a difficult time last winter? Back to the fundamentals I say.
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Sustainability is a philosophy whose time has come and there is no way the mankind can dodge the issue anymore. Since small/medium-size enterprises provide a majority of manufacturing activity, and also have limited resources to be applied towards this end, they need to very carefully look at various options to maximize their resources. Under this circumstances, many a times sustainability is not considered important and not given due recognition. What in your opinion the leaders of these organizations should do to remedy this situation?
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Thank you Ljubomir Jacić for the interesting paper. This paper provided evidence in a single case study. “This demonstrated the situational leadership required in different phases of the development of sustainable practice and more importantly how this influenced the creation of CSR (corporate socially responsible) behaviours and actions. These initial exploratory findings support SLT (situational leadership theory) as a leadership model compatible with development of the appropriate behaviours and values within the SME environment.”
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From the management side.
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But generally, the evidence is mixed. Some argue that CSR leads to be better financial performance. Others argue that there is either a negative or neutral association.
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I did an analysis for different water samples collected from 6 chosen sampling stations of a village, and analyzed for 14 water quality parameters. Can I perform PCA with the data I have?
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Yes you can. Maybe it is easier to start with a correlation analysis. But nevertheless, just try it and see if PCA gives additional insight. Results can be influenced by non-normal distribution of the data - so check in advance and potentially correct your data.
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Is it through behavioural approach or scientific methods or any suggestion?
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What do you mean with "the practice of sustainable facilities management"?
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What is the possible or potential impact of climate change on urban development programs (water supply, sanitation, Solid waste management, sewerage, storm water drain etc) other than the design parameters / design uncertainty?
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Cities will have to be adapted to ensure their viability against the news condition ahead caused by climate change, their infrastructure will have to provide more security against the rising chance of natural disaster (those disasters will depend of the situation of the city) and their effects
heat island will have to be adapted to avoid health problems (righ now in some cities, this already pose problems so with 3 more degree...)
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Research and teaching undergraduates in economics the myth of endless growth?
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As luck would have it, I recently completed a paper that Dave Kimble laughed at when I said that "we may take land, energy, and time to be a linearly independent set of basis vectors in the three-dimensional vector space of economic value". However, since this is ResearchGate, I'll take a chance and submit the original version, which can be found at http://dematerialism.net/cc1.htm
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In particular on the technologies developed in function of government incentives. The target market can be both in Europe and in the rest of the world.
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Hi Benedetto, surely as you are within the European community you should know of Feed in Tariffs (FIT) to encourage “renewable” sources, in UK in particular see https://www.gov.uk/feed-in-tariffs/overview , especially for domestic generation, the majority uptake was in PV installation as ways of making extra money. Further to that Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for both non/domestic were introduced, see http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy/Getting-money-back/Renewable-Heat-Incentive-RHI
Generally the idea is to have everyone to encourage to promote the FITs see
In Germany this has been in legislation for some time and fully implemented in 2000, see http://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/fileadmin/ee-import/files/pdfs/allgemein/application/pdf/eeg_2012_bf.pdf (translated version on Chrome).
Hope this helps. BTW: I talked about UK & Germany mainly from personal experience.
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Should water be provided regardless of the ability to pay for its cost; not to mention supplier's benifits; or should it be provided only to the ones who can afford it?
Should water be considered as a good with international and national markets? or should it be considered as a vital resource to sustain live for all living creatures?
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A very interesting topic...should water be vital or be considered as good?
From my life experience living in Africa clean water is being classified as good and all kind of human being have to find a way to afford it (cause it is necessity in our life).Though my opinion is contrary to the above, water should be made available and free to all kind of human being as it is a vital resource for survival.
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Some people in most developing countries live in places where good drinking water is hard to get. The issue is how to assist them to have a system that allows for a continuous flow of water in or around their homes. Efficient water Supply management can play a valid role in reducing these problems.
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According to The Right to Water (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2007), good quality and adequate water quantity, for all humanity is the primariry goal for the UN. The Main criteria for this goal is water source capacity, water catchment and distribution tehnique, project price, water alocation, and some other (depends on each case apart).
But main questions for poor countries is:
- who has financial and other abilities to do that? and
- can (or wish) UN or reach countries (or some other world intitutions) help them?
Poor countries can discuss only about basic and cheap water supplying. That are facts.
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Dear Members, What are the key areas to look into to make sure that a community donor funded project remains sustainable with no donor assistance after completion of implementation?
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start asking the community if they actually are interested on the project funded by a donor
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Is there anyone with skils in sustainable urban mobility or assessement in urban public transport?On the other side, is there anyone with skils in sustainable urbanism?
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There is a new project from POLIS call by CATCH. You can get more information about ecological footprint in cities there.