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Sustainable Development Indicators
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 202005
  • Antal sidor: 203
  • Vikt i gram: 494
  • ISBN10:0367257351
  • ISBN13:9780367257354

Sustainable Development Indicators


Analyzing the self-sufficient Danish island of Samso, this book explains sustainability through a bio-geophysical understanding of how to best use society's limited resources to achieve true sustainability. The method used derives from the thermodynamic function of exergy. By analyzing exergy flows and establishing a system for evaluating the energy and the materials used in a society, the author creates a platform for monitoring certain indicators of sustainability. These indicators inform readers about the actions that must be taken and the time frames for achieving sustainability goals. The exergy-based approach is an important tool for carrying out such an analysis because it

  • Focuses on several key thermodynamic concepts and the usefulness of exergy analysis for evaluating sustainability
  • Explains sustainability by implementing thermodynamic laws to societal consumption and the use of resources
  • Discusses new methods that integrate energy and material fluxes and evaluates them against each other
  • Provides direct indicators for finding the largest problems/obstacles and deciding where measures should be taken
  • Includes instructions on how to establish an accounting system for evaluating the energy and the materials used in a society

This book is aimed for professionals, researchers, and students working on nature conservation and environmental management projects related to sustainability.

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