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A sustainable economy  [PDF]
Pawlak, J. J.
BioResources , 2008,
Abstract: There exists a direct correlation between improvements in standard of living and the consumption of resources. To be able to maintain the standard of living of a modern developed country, society must adapt to an economy based on sustainable processes, energy, and raw materials. The sustainable economy presents itself as a disruptive technology to the traditional economy, which is based largely on non-renewable resources. The issue seems to be more about when will we switch to a sustainable economy, rather than whether we will switch.
Environmental Philosophy for Sustainable Development  [cached]
Francis Etim
International Journal of Asian Social Science , 2012,
Abstract: The achievement of sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges facing the human race in general and African nation in particular, today. Recent ecological studies have shown that the universe is an international arena of existents. The environment as a natural locale of these reciprocal interaction is an important if not indispensable and complementary partner in any developmental agenda and project. This implies that every developmental stride has concomitant and attendant effect on the environment and vice versa. This calls for a responsive and preservative environmental philosophy that would lead to a sustainable development in Africa. This, the paper suggests, can be achieved through “Affective Humanism.”
Recycling Economy and Sustainable Development  [cached]
Hua Liu
Journal of Sustainable Development , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v2n1p209
Abstract: Economic development is the main theme of social progress. By recalling the economic development, the necessity and inevitability of sustainable development is fully demonstrated. With the acceleration of economic globalization, the influence for sustainable development is increasing. There is a complex opposite and united relationship between economic globalization and sustainable development. People are seeking a way to eliminate confrontation and get united. In social practice, we found that the recycling economy is the best way to achieve sustainable development, and it is an important embodiment of the economic, social and ecological sustainability.
Drd. Anagnoste Sorin,Prep. Univ. Drd. Agoston Simona
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2009,
Abstract: The actual paper comes with an approach regarding the sustainable development in today’s world and the global economy. The way of proceeding is the following: the main causes of the current economic crisis are analyzed and it is demonstrated that applying
Circle Solutions, a philosophy and pedagogy for learning positive relationships: What promotes and inhibits sustainable outcomes?  [PDF]
Sue Roffey,Florence McCarthy
International Journal of Emotional Education , 2013,
Abstract: Educators are increasingly aware that the efficacy of social and emotional learning (SEL) is dependent on implementation factors, not just program content. These include the philosophy underpinning an intervention, the beliefs as well as the skills of facilitators, and the classroom/whole school context in which the intervention takes place. This article outlines the philosophy and pedagogy of Circle Solutions and presents findings from research where 18 undergraduate students supported and developed ‘Circle Time’ in 8 Greater Western Sydney primary schools for a university module on community service. The study indicates that when there is full teacher participation within the principles of the Circle philosophy, together with activeschool support that promotes relational values, the learning outcomes for positive relationship building are more sustainable.
Determinants Effecting to the Environmental Education Learning, Participatory and Self-Reliance in Living Based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy
Chanchainarong Songkasri,Sunthorn Kohtbantau,Pairote Baojai
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The main purpose of this research, was to find the determinants effecting to self-performance according a participatory learning in living based on the sufficiency economy philosophy using environmental education principles. This study was conducted at prototype sufficiency economy villages. The sample consisted of rural community people age 15 years and over, 90 stratified randomly subjects according to community organizational memberships were used. The instruments used were a questionnaire on self-behaving based on the environmental education learning principles, participation and self-reliance in living based on the sufficiency economy philosophy. The statistics used for analyzing the collected data were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, F-test (One-way MANOVA) and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results of the study were as follows: The rural community people had self-performance according to environmental education learning principles and self-reliance in living based on the sufficiency economy philosophy as a whole and in each of these aspects at a high level: awareness, knowledge, attitude, skill, evaluation, participation in learning, technology, economy, natural resource, mind and society. However, the participatory in living based on the sufficiency philosophy as a whole and individual all these aspects was at a medium level: Planning, doing, checking and acting. The rural communities people with different genders had different performances according to the environmental education learning principles as a whole and in each of the three aspects and self-reliance in living based on the sufficiency economy philosophy as a whole and in each of the 2 aspects; those with different age groups had different participation as a whole and in each of the 2 aspects; those with difference status of being core leaders of community group members had different performances according to environmental education learning principles as a whole in each of the 3 aspects, participation as a whole and in each of the 3 aspects and self-reliance as a whole and in each of the 5 aspects; those with different statuses of positions in the community had different participation in learning as a whole and in each of the four aspects and those with different status of being community organizational membership had different participation in learning as a whole and in each of the 3 aspects at the 0.05 level of significance. There were 2 variables which, could predict self-reliance in living based on the sufficiency economy philosophy (y) of the rural community people (F = 20.47, p≤0.005) including: Being core leader of group members in the community (x1) and participation doing (x2). The equation could be written as: y = 2.50+ 0.47x1 + 0.28x2 and the predicting accuracy was at 31.00% (R2adj = 0.31).
Political Economy, Capitalism and Sustainable Development  [PDF]
George Liodakis
Sustainability , 2010, DOI: 10.3390/su2082601
Abstract: After a critical review of conventional approaches to sustainability, this paper contrasts orthodox (neoclassical) economic theory with a political economy approach, arguing that such an approach focusing on the historically specific organizational form of production and the inherent characteristics of the capitalist mode of production is crucial for exploring the preconditions, the content and the prospects of sustainability. Analyzing briefly these characteristics and the developmental trends of capitalism, we locate the basic causes behind the currently exacerbated economic and ecological crisis, and on these grounds we briefly explore the required systemic transformations necessary to ensure a socially and ecologically, truly sustainable development.
Challenges of the Knowledge Society , 2013,
Abstract: In the theoretical and practical approach of the economic life, appears more often the idea of sustainable economic development, of reconciliation between man and nature in attracting and using its resources without interfering in its natural movement and evolution. In this paper we are trying to bring to light the relation between the economic development and the mineral resources, in terms of achieving sustainable development. The place and role of natural factors in the market economy is revealed by bringing to the forefront a number of arguments that demonstrate their vital position in the sustainable growth and development.
Ecological Industry: A Sustainable Economy Developing Pattern  [cached]
Jingfu Guo,Haijun Mao,Tingrui Wang
Journal of Sustainable Development , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v3n3p239
Abstract: The traditional linear industries led to dwindling resources and even exhaustion, as well as worsening pollution, it is a short-sighted unsustainable developing mode of the economy. Ecological industry is to realize the harmonious development between economy and environment by planning industrial systems according to material cycle in the natural ecological system. The Eco-industry coordinates discrete enterprises and industries and integrates them into optimized industrial ecology chains which establish the “resources - products - renewable resources” of the circular economy mode. This paper conducts comprehensive comparison between traditional industry and eco-industry in 10 areas, such as guiding ideology, resource utilizing, environment protection etc. The core essence of the eco-industrial system is the layer of material circulation and delivery of energy use, it is a new, sustainable economic developing model.
Government Behavior and Sustainable Development in Regional Economy  [cached]
Hui-chun XU
Canadian Social Science , 2008,
Abstract: Due to problems such as area segmentation and regional blockade, unbalanced development between regional economies, the decreasing dependency among regional economies, the development of regional economy have faced many obstacles. It is necessary and of great significance to strengthen the government management in developing and promoting sustainable development in regional economies. This article approaches from analyzing the main problems facing sustainable development in regional economies, explores the necessary conditions to realize sustainable development and gives suggestions from the perspective of government to promote sustainable development. Key words: government, regional economy, sustainable development Résumé: A cause de la division et le blocus régionaux, le déséquilibre du développement économique régional, l’affaiblissement de la dépendance des régions, le développement de l’économie régionale présente beaucoup de problèmes. Ainsi, le renforcement de la supervision gouvernementale revêt une signification considérable pour promouvoir la prospérité de l’économie régionale et son développement durable. Le présent article, commen ant par l’analyse des problèmes principaux existant dans le développement durable de l’économie régionale de notre pays, explore les conditions nécessaires à la réalisation du développement durable de l’économie régionale, et propose des conseils politiques du point de vue du gouvernement. Mots-Clés: gouvernement, économie régionale, développement régional
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