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A Development Proyect in Pakistan - ... There are different types of sustainability projects such as recycling and the use of electric or hybrid cars instead of fuel cars to reduce carbon emissions. Another example of a sustainability project is the use of turbines to create electricity. Sustainability projects are now been run all over the world. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sustainable) 3) Methodology The research for this report was carried out using different sources such as Journals, books, online articles, handouts, and websites....   [tags: sustainable development, companies]
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Urbanization in the Kurdistan Region - Introduction Urbanization: The process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary). Sustainable development: The ability of an activity or development to continue in the long term without undermining that part of the environment which sustains it (Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993). The process of urbanization and the population growth across the world has been increasing over the last 40 years, and it is expected to happen in the developing countries' urban areas....   [tags: Sustainable Development] 2284 words
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Agile Development Methodology - ... According to (3) : “’Agile manifesto was created as an alternative to document, heavyweight software development processes such as the waterfall approach”. Agile manifesto consists of four key values and twelve principles. According to (4) the following is the four main values and the twelve principles of agile manifesto. I. Individuals and interactions over process and tools. II. Working software over comprehensive documentation. III. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. IV. Responding to change over following a plan....   [tags: Agile Manifesto, Software Development]
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Sustainable and Successful Innovation - Today, almost all organizations face a dynamic environment characterized by rapid technological change, shortening product life cycles, and globalizations. Organizations need to be more creative and innovative than before to survive, to compete, to grow, and to lead (Jung et al., 2003; Tierney et al., 1999). An issue is that, for many sectors in general and manufacturing sectors in particular innovation seems unpredictable, mysterious, and apparently unmanageable (Tidd, Bessant, & Pavitt, 2005)....   [tags: Business, Iraqi Manufacturing System] 459 words
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It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority - It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority The ingenuity of man that lead to the unprecedented global development of the twentieth century would certainly not have been possible without the earth’s rich natural resources.  In this century, Earth has endured a population explosion, yet still has the agricultural capacity to nourish a global population of over six million people.  At the same time, the quality-of-life in industrialized nations is perceived to have risen in tandem with the availability and affordability of mass-produced consumer products made possible by the resourceful use of raw materials and energy.  Many trumpet this situation that man has created, a...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Advantages of Pheromone Application in Controlling Pests - PHEROMONE APPLICATION IN CONTROLLING PESTS 1. Introduction Pest management has become more and more vital issue in the development of agriculture. Traditional pest control tends to apply pesticides to uncovered areas far from where it's needed and make use of it far more than necessary. Nowadays, scientists find a chemical substance from insects and make it applied in pest control, this kind of chemical substance is called pheromones. What are pheromones. Pheromones are the chemical substances that emitted by an organism that influences the behaviour of the same species....   [tags: Environment, Pesticides]
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Crucial Role of Innovation in Competitive Success - Innovation has become widely recognized as a key to competitive success (Francis & Bessant, 2005). Scholars are mainly concerned with innovation because of the life requirements and the persistent desire for continuous change to be in accordance with individuals' needs and desires (Badawy, 1993). Developments in all aspects of life are attributed to innovation. Peter Ducker, one of the administration scholars, says that innovation is one of the main forces in economic and social development and a basic tool in the growing, resistance and adaptability of the contemporary organizations with the changing environmental conditions as those organizations with no innovation will shortly remove (Dru...   [tags: Business, Sustainable Competitive Advantage] 2601 words
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Change Management - This assignment will discuss the response of the Canadian business market to the force of sustainability. Sustainability includes both sustainable development and corporate sustainability. When sustainable development and corporate sustainability are valued in a company, it aligns the views of various stakeholders, which can lead to financial success. In the past, sustainability was not valued, mainly because of a lack of knowledge and an aversion to the costs of sustainability reporting. However, with increased consumer awareness and the promotion of environmental and social value, more companies are moving towards a state of sustainability....   [tags: Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability] 1973 words
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Internet of Everything and Internet of Things: The Impact on Business - ... The emerging of IoE is expected to improve the management public infrastructure like recycling, reduce electricity usage, reduce traffic and road accidents and improve service delivery e.g. with IoE tall buildings and bridges can be fitted with sensors that can detect and send a message if they are starting to fall apart which will make buildings much safer. Another IoE invebtion that’s promising to reduce traffic and road accidents is Google’s Autonomous car which uses its navigation system to check if there’s traffic ahead if so it uses an alternative route, uses sensors to read the traffic lights and complex software to calculate the distance and speed of an approaching car at the fou...   [tags: Health Care, Sustainable Development]
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Foreign Direct Investment and Development - Introduction Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) lead to development. This has been one of the central questions of discussions in most of academia. The involvement of FDI in developing economies is one of the signs of globalization. There have been a considerable amount of money transferred from developed to poorer countries. Foreign investment can be observed in form of capital inflow and technology transfer. This paper tries to explore the nature of FDI and then discuss its effect on the recipient country....   [tags: business, multinational corporations]
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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Sustainable Development Policies Can Reduce Urbanization Problems - Cities all over the world are developing. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and can be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know what is the reason for urbanization. Most people move to the city because they want to get a better life. Another important term is a sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Sustainable Development Essays] 1304 words
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Challenges of Developing a Sustainable Future - ... Much of the food system’s fossil fuel energy goes into manufacturing fertilizers and pesticides. Transportation is a further user, with studies estimating that the average vegetable travels approximately 1500 miles from farm to supermarket. Industrial animal production consumes especially large amounts of energy, requiring 35 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of food energy without including the energy required for processing, packaging, cold storage, and transportation of meat (APHA, 2014).” Water scarcity has been associated with irrigation that crops need to produce food....   [tags: sustainable development, natural resources]
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Green Meetings and Sustainable Business - Sustainability is a journey – not a destination (Goldblatt, 2012). The purpose of this essay is to determine the degree to which this journey towards sustainability has begun in the case of the business events, also known as MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. Endorsement of the Bruntland Report (WCED, 1987) by the United Nations and its members at the Earth brought prominence to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010)....   [tags: Business Sustainable Development]
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Measuring World Development - Measuring World Development Development is a complex economic, social and political phenomenon. There are a range of simple and composite indicators used to measure development. There are many definitions of development, perhaps the most used is; “Development refers to a number of characteristics such as demographic change, economic growth, an increase in the case of resources, modernisation, higher levels of technology and political freedom.” Indicators of development are put into four sectors: Economic, Social, Political and environmental....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Globalization and Sustainable Development - Over the past few decades there have been discourses both in favor and against Globalization’s capacity to guarantee a sustainable future. Authors attest societies and businesses’ inability to account for ecological and environmental limits when dealing with economic growth, examples of this are some of the traditional business metrics used by most global companies, and nations’ measure of wealth (GDP); both sides heavily resting on economic factors, fail to account for societal and environmental concerns (Byrnea & Gloverb, 2002)....   [tags: Globalisation, Technology, Development]
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Business Planning in a Prowactive Way - WACT (We Are Changing Together) is a Non-Governmental Development Organization for Development (NGOD) whose core activities focus on supporting communities in what concerns health, education and economics, either in Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Being a non-profit organization, it is an ongoing challenge how to finance the proposed actions since most of the financing comes from public and private partnerships. Aiming to turn WACT into a self-sustainable organization, it is mandatory to access the strategic capabilities of the NGO and find a way of getting financial returns through its own activities, apart from the funds already offered by other entities, such as Government funding and...   [tags: Non-Governmental Organizations, Development] 901 words
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Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line - ... There are three groups or key aspects to sustainable development, namely these are Economic, Environmental/Ecological and Social/Community Devlopment. • Economic –“an economically sustainable system must be able to produce goods and services on a continuing basis, to maintain manageable levels of government and external debt, and to avoid extreme sectoral imbalances which damage agricultural or industrial production.” (Harris, 2000: 7) • Environmental – “an environmentally sustainable system must maintain a stable resource base, avoiding over-exploitation of renewable resource systems or environmental sink functions, and depleting non-renewable resources only to the extent that investmen...   [tags: TBL, sustainability, development]
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Sustainable Development Today - Sustainable Development Today Sustainable Development The concept of sustainable development has become a major topic among intellectuals from various fields. Sustainable development has gone through various changes in its definitions and at present does not have a commonly accepted definition. The origination of the concept of sustainable development is debatable. In 1974 at a conference on Science and Technology for Human Development by the World Council of Churches the concept of a “sustainable society” is believed to have been first noted....   [tags: Energy Sustainalbe Development Essays]
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Human Resource Management - Organisations around the world have for years invested a great deal of their resources on employee training and development. Training and developing employees means impacting them with relevant knowledge and skills so as to use the same to propel organisational performance. This is done in order to make their work more efficient and be able to adapt to upcoming trends or be able to multitask. Training is mostly for a specific job or task and it is short term while development is long term and it encompasses general operations....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training ] 2223 words
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Sustainable Design and Construction - Our world faces energy concerns, global warming, climate change, water shortages, soaring housing costs, economic instability, and dwindling natural resources. In addition, an inordinate amount of construction waste is produced each day. It is essential to begin taking steps to prevent this pattern from continuing to take us down the road t environmental destruction. The engineers, architects and developers of today, more than ever, share an obligation to create new and innovative structures to turn this cycle around....   [tags: Green Building, Sustainable Development]
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Education as a Fundamental Factor of Development in a Country - ... Similarly, in Nepal, the completion of at least seven years of schooling increased productivity in wheat by over a quarter, and in rice by 13% (Ozturk). In the same way, education is also an important contributor to technological capability and technical change in industry. Statistical analysis of the clothing and engineering industries in Sri Lanka, to cite just one example, showed that the skill and education levels of workers and entrepreneurs were positively related to the rate of technical change of the firm (Ozturk)....   [tags: sustainable development, crime, justice]
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The Value of Human Capital as a Sustainable Advantage - ... It is for that reason that the HR division has to ensure that a Job Analysis exercise is carried out so that every group of jobs and every individual job is configured to deliver as per the stated strategic goals. The second level of planning encapsulates Aguinis, Joo and Gottfredson's (2012) second universal core component of PM which is measuring performance at both the level of the team and the individual focusing on both the behaviours and the results. It involves identifying what is to be done, identifying the measures to be used to determine whether it has been done, and identifying the points at which the measuring will take place....   [tags: performance management, employee talent]
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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations - Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life....   [tags: Sustainable, architecture, future,] 1323 words
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Permaculture ands Sustainable Design - Sustainable design steadily becomes the architecture catch phrase of the day, being thrown around to make us aware that everything we “design” has an environmental burden. Many designers, architects and builders have installed the “idea of green” into their buildings to demonstrate a potential to improve performance and reduce costs through sustainable strategies. Despite all this one fact remains, that is the enviable depletion of fossil fuels, and without a major overhaul of our society, our economy and our politics, the ideas of “sustainable design” are just band-aids on the bigger problem....   [tags: Definition, Sustainable, Culture] 986 words
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Technology Play: Advantages and Disadvantages for Development and Learning - Young children are growing up in a technology environment. It is within this environment that traditional concepts of play are being influenced. Early childhood settings reflect children’s environments therefore the introduction of technology would be a natural consequence. Play is central to children’s development and learning, consequently technology play is influential. To benefit children’s development and learning, technology play has to be inclusive and developmentally appropriate with attention to technology placement while ensuring the learning is curriculum based....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Breakthrough Perspective on Green and Sustainable Architecture - Buildings have been part of human life since the beginning of time, we depend of them to live, learn, grown, for protection and shelter. The decisions we make today will not only affect our future but our surrounding as well. We need buildings to survive the climates of the earth and to live our own lives. Architecture is what nature cannot make, yet it is influenced by the rules of nature, as humans evolved so did our way of thinking, and so did our architecture. Green architecture is a breakthrough in human history, Green Architecture is more a more advanced way of building, it has if the building as a life....   [tags: Sustainable Architecture, environmentalism]
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Urbanization Problems and Sustainable Development - Cities all over the world are developing. As war ended in 1942, a significant number of people move to the city because they want to improve life. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and should be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know the definition of sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit - "Sustainable development is development that continues to meet the requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to live quality lives of their own." Sustainable development is commonly thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. According to the toolkit the three are to be considered as overlapping, congruent circles. In which case, the area of overlap, or center, is considered human well-being. The further alignment of said circles would indefinitely lead to the increase of the center, human well-being....   [tags: Education]
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Sustainable Development Compatible With Liveability - ... In the following discussion, the liveability of the current cities will be analysed and examined. At present stage, an unsustainable city may not be liveable because of the depletion of resources,heavy pollutions and other environmental issue caused by unsustainable practices. According to the Global Footprint Network, 1.5 planets are currently needed to provide resources we need and absorb our waste (“World Footprint”, n.d.). The urban practices including over-consumption of resources such as food, water, fossil fuels and forest, and pollution....   [tags: liveability, compatibility, survive]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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Education for Sustainable Development - Sustainability development has three components: environment, society, and economy. If you consider the three to be overlapping circles of the same size, the area of overlap in the center is human well-being. As the environment, society, and economy become more aligned, the area of overlap increases, and so does human well-being. Therefore, education for sustainable development (ESD) is the use of education as a tool to achieve sustainability. Simply put, ESD is a way to make the world a safer, healthier, and more livable place for us and future generations (McKeown, 2002, pgs 7-9)....   [tags: Education]
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Sustainable Development - The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling] 1255 words
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Sustainable Development - As the idea of sustainable development has become increasingly more topical in the political arena, the question still remains as to whether our modern capitalist economies can preserve their most basic principle of maximising profits, whilst still protecting the environment. It is therefore the purpose of this essay to examine this. Can compromises be reached that enable us to protect and conserve the environment without hindering development. Since the disbandment of the Soviet Union the dominant economic system globally has been capitalism....   [tags: environmental]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable development, when applied to the development of a system, creates complexity for the stakeholders involved in and affected by that development. To delve this complexity, solid definitions must be proposed for development and sustainable development in order for a framework to be established through which these complexities can be understood. Furthermore, these definitions are necessary evils for explorations of the intricacies of sustainable development due to the various paradigms used to define “development” and “sustainable development.” One definition of development, and the one that will be utilized within this report, is the, “utilizing resources to advance the complexity o...   [tags: Politics, Modern Culture, Huaorani] 1484 words
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Sustainable Development - Introduction There are fundamental challenges related to development in every era of human history. From the historical focus on expansion of imperial power and colonial rule in order to attain supplies of raw material and cheap labour, often in the form of slavery; to the gradual emergence of social progression in the form of concepts such as social justice, democracy, and equity during the post-world-war period. Earlier developmental approaches were centered on raising living-standards by promoting increase in productivity to provide goods and services to a growing population....   [tags: Economics, Environment, Social]
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Sustainable Development - The following case study critiques Upton’s vision to establish a sustainable community through implementing comprehensive sustainable strategy. The urban periphery development is thought to demonstrate superior execution of sustainable principles in development (Jackson 2007). As a parallel, the report focuses on the development of Upton’s design code and demonstrates how large -scale mix-use developments can incorporate sustainable practice and principles of urban growth. Site Context Upton is a 44-ha greenfield site forming part of Northampton’s ‘South West District’, a fundamental area of strategic economic and population expansion situated south west of the central core....   [tags: Upton, Economics, Urban Planning] 2233 words
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Sustainable Development - In this assignment the author shall discuss the relative extent to which creating sustainable development policies and concepts protect the environment from degradation. We shall critically examine the different approaches to the paradigm, such as UN summits to National policies and also by analysing the different forms of sustainability, and briefly the vagueness and hypocrisies of the term. In addition, we must look at the process of generating these policies and to what extent do they come to fruition....   [tags: Population Problems, Global Issues] 2206 words
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Sustainable Development - All homes at Upton typically achieve similar scales of sustainability; however they do so through different methods and combinations of technologies (see table 1). In addition, a small number of homes are carbon neutral or BREEAM code 6 (Figure 3). In conjunction with the site-wide measures, each particular building in Upton will achieve a minimum BREEAM excellent rating, equivalent to Code 3 or 4 of the code for sustainable homes (Communities and Local Government 2006). BREEAM ratings are to be achieved through a holistic approach to green build design, incorporating planned layout and environmental technologies such as photovoltaic cells, comprehensive insulation, solar water systems, mic...   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1116 words
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Sustainable Development - Upton’s premise is a mix-use development providing the full range of dwelling types supported by economic opportunity and social infrastructure. The site was assembled through English partnerships, which were granted outline planning permission for Upton in 1997 (Community and Local Government 2007). The scheme aims to deliver 1,382 homes by its completion in 2013 (Clark 2010). Engaging the community was an important aspect of the schemes development process. In 2001, English Partnerships (EP) collaborated with Northampton Borough Council, the Prince’s Foundation and EDAW, an urban design consultancy, to establish the Upton Working Group to implement the Upton project....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 827 words
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Promoting Sustainable Development - The only planet that sustains human life —Earth, is dead. This idea is strongly professed by Bill McKibben in the Post Carbon Reader, although morbid it does hold clout, humans are destroying the environment of the planet at unsustainable rates (McKibben 2010, 44). Recognition of the degradation of the environment, reached international attention in 1992 with the gathering of international actors at the World Summit on Sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the so-called Rio “Earth Summit”, a plan was made called Agenda 21, this agenda sought to “bring poor countries into environmental agreements while simultaneously supporting their economic development” (Hicks, Parks, Robert...   [tags: Failure, World Care, Environment]
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Sustainable Development Within the Poor World - This essay intends to address the argument that the concept of sustainable development robs the Poor World of any possibility of convergence with the Rich World. Sustainable development is the new buzz word in the game of development and economic growth. As such sustainable development will be examined at a conceptual level and its implications for the Poor World and LDCs will be drawn out. At a practical level a case study of climate change and how this environmental challenge can be addressed through sustainable development will also be examined....   [tags: rich world, climate change, united nations]
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What's Sustainable Development? - ... It has believed that PVC is not readily recyclable and the manufacturing of it has big impact on environment (Imielinska, 2008). Therefor the aim was to minimise the use of PVC to meet the requirement to make Council House the Green Start building. However The material selection was not only depended on making Green Star Building but also to delivering healthy indoor air, resource conservation and minimisation of the waste emission (City of Melbourne, no date). Materials used in a building not only have an impact on environmental performance, they can also affect the health of its occupants....   [tags: material science, recycable materials]
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The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit - Sustainability has become a buzzword in lives of many Americans. The challenge with creating programs that promote and educate on the topic sustainability is that there does not appear to be a consistent definition for the term ‘sustainable’. In the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit, the authors suggest that “sustainable development is generally thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. The well-being of these three areas is intertwined, not separate” (McKeown, 2002, p....   [tags: Ecology]
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Trace The Development Of Strategic Human Resource Management From The Resource Based View Of The Firm - Today, human resources are seen as "the available talents and energies of people who are available to an organization as potential contributors to the creation and realization of the organization's mission, vision, strategy and goals" (Jackson and Schuler, 2000, p. 37).There exist two models that seek to describe what strategy is and how an organization should develop such strategy. The first model known as the Industrial Organization (I/O) model is based on the assumption that firms competing in the same industries are homogenous and emphasizes the external environment as the basis for organizational decision making....   [tags: Human Resources HR] 1499 words
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Sustainable development, a new way of urbanization - Introduction Urbanization, which is becoming a buzzword during the last few decades, is enlarging at a booming speed. It is predicted that 93 percents urban growth will occur to the year 2020, in the developing world (Elliot J.A, 1999). Generally speaking, more than half of the people around the world have been moved to cities, which led to a series of “matters” connected with people’s life that changed in a dramatical way. In this period, sustainable development, another buzzword during the past few years, came into people’s view and gradually became the mainstream of society development....   [tags: Electricity Consumption, Desertification]
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Development of sustainable career paths for employees - Finding and retaining high performing employees is a challenge all business organizations face. Employees search for jobs where they can be successful, appreciated, and have the opportunity to grow and advance. Effective employers develop career plans that are easy to follow, sustainable, customizable, and provide rewards and recognition when appropriate to entice and retain high performing employees. Using competency models management and human resources can define attributes of top performers that are important to the company for short term and long term success....   [tags: Labor]
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Creating a Sustainable Society - In today’s global economy, sustainability has developed into a significant part of life because it symbolizes how a society can retain their current use of resources without having them run out. In order for us to continue to appreciate the quality of life, we must meet supply and demand without destroying the environment for future generations. “A sustainable society is one that has learned to live within the boundaries established by ecological limits” (Sustainability refers, 2007). Sustainability has also influenced the triple bottom line of fish farming by providing economic, social, and environmental benefits....   [tags: Sustainable Societies]
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The Impacts of Sustainable Tourism and Their Influence on Resort Management - Food products are going organic, tourists are becoming more eco-conscious and the trend of tourism is changing too. This is due to the rapid depletion rate of natural resources; much faster than what mankind can replenish or renew. Hence, in order to preserve our environment, culture and tradition, people are trying to find ways to sustain our resources. Lately, the buzz word that is frequently mentioned in tourism industry is sustainable tourism. Sustainable tourism is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities (UNWTO, 2005)....   [tags: tourism industry, culture, environment, developmen]
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To What Extent Can the Problems of Urbanization be Met by a Policy of Sustainable Development - Introduction With the development of urbanization, an increasing number of social problems have emerged. These problems will decelerate the urban development, however, there are many ways in which sustainable development can reduce the impact of these urbanization problems. “Sustainable development seeks to improve the quality of human life without undermining the quality of our natural environment” (Adams, W.M. 1999). Actually, sustainable development can partly solve the urbanization problems, for it can reduce the impact of the problems such as traffic jam, housing shortage and severe pollution, but it is difficult to completely solve these problems in a short time....   [tags: Urban Population, Pollution]
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Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources, and Gender - FE4412 – Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources & Gender Sustainable Development: General Overview As defined by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, development is sustainable if it “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This Report brought the need for sustainable development to the attention of the over twenty years ago and as I will explain it is becoming more relevant to us as the human race starts to realise that we are living on a finite planet which will run out of the resources to support us eventually....   [tags: survival, sustainability, environment, economy]
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