European Journal of Sustainable Development

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016

Adaptive Reuse as A Strategy toward Urban Resilience
1. IntroductionCities are still hubs of dwelling, production and creativity. In accordance, migration to cities is increasing every year. Therefore, the capacity of cities for accommodating the needs is being questioned. With hindsight, twentieth century...
Application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Approach in the Accommodation Sector of the Balkan Region
1. IntroductionThe Balkan region has always been considered as an important tourist destination as it borders the Mediterranean and the Black sea and has within its territory high and preserved mountains. As a crossroad of civilizations it represents...
A Probabilistic Topic Model on Energy and Transportation Sustainability Perceptions within Spanish University Students
1.IntroductionThe remarkable changes in ecological paradigms at Universities have been to create new balancing between academic, technological and economic growth with environment preservation. Different institutions encourage universities to review...
Can Romania Offer a Sustainable Environment for the FDI Inflows?
1. IntroductionThe financial capital is an essential factor for the economic growth and development of a country, which is influencing and is also influenced by other determinants, such as human capital and technology. The new theories of growth, which...
Conflict between Coastal Tourism Development and Sustainability: Case of Mostaganem, Western Algeria
1. IntroductionCoastal resources and tourism in Algeria are under development, although they represent an important natural, cultural and economic potential (Bouadam 2011). The seaside tourism is an important economic asset for the South Mediterranean...
Conserving Water & Biodiversity: Traditions of Sacred Groves in India
1. IntroductionSacred Groves are considered as "Sacred Natural Sites" (IUCN) [1] .These are the relic forest patches preserved in the name of religion & culture. They extend from Asia, Africa, and Europe to America mostly in Africa and Asia [2]....
Creating a Unified Foundation for Generative Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education: The Perspective of a Development Economist and Practitioner
1.IntroductionThis paper offers an account of a process that is influencing my practice as a development economist and practitioner as well as my Living Educational Theory based research. My practice in various developing countries offers me a way of...
Developing Children with Special Needs through Love, Understanding and Rationality
1.IntroductionSpecial groups of children or formally known as Children with Special Needs are children and youngsters whose abilities and skills cannot be fully developed through generally practiced parenting and teaching and learning approaches. This...
Economic Evaluation of the National Program for Community Empowerment on Indonesian Rural Poverty: A Case Study of Aceh Province
1.IntroductionAs the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are expanded to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), their ambitious objectives remain the same. In the meantime, the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM Mandiri) in Indonesia is transformed...
Economic Sustainability of Agricultural Holdings in Poland in the Context of Their Environmental Impact
1. IntroductionThe European Union took a course on sustainable agricultural and rural development, in order to meet the challenges of modern development. This is directly or indirectly served by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) instruments and the...
Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Diesel Consumption in Agricultural Production of Turkey
1.IntroductionEnergy is vital to socio-economic development and health of all the countries. However, heavy reliance on fossil fuels has caused serious global and regional concerns such as climate change, conflicts, and refugees. Anthropogenic greenhouse...
Empirical Research of the Knowledge Degree of Social Economy Enterprises in Stable Micro-Communities
1.IntroductionViewed from the perspective of the factors generating progress, the economic crises determines the involving of social actors in identifying solutions to economic, social, technological, moral, etc. favourable to the development. In this...
Environmental and Climatic Challenges on the World Heritage Sites
1. IntroductionThere are a large number of disasters that threaten the cultural heritage around the world.These disasters are obtained from human-made or natural hazards. Several disasters have been occurring within different areas and caused severe...
Environmental Sustainability of the Iron and Steel Industry: Towards Reaching the Climate Goals
1.IntroductionDuring the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015 governments worldwide have agreed that international climate policy should aim to limit the increase of global mean temperature to less than 2°C with respect to pre-industrial...
Evaluating Sustainable Land Revitalization Programs and Policies in the United States
1.IntroductionThe implementation of sustainable land revitalization programs has grown in size, complexity and cost, particularly since the latter half of the 20th century, for the United States and many other industrialized countries. During the post-industrial...
Evaluation of Environmental Worldview from the Perspectives of Undergraduate Students in N. Cyprus
1.IntroductionBeginning in the 1850's, after the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700's, the history of modern environmentalism began. Within the agenda of environmentalism for many years, the focus has primarily been placed on physical aspects such...
Expressing Our Uniqueness to Create a Sustainable Way of Life
1.IntroductionIn today's society characterized by great change and evolution, there is an absence of those points of reference and those defined roles which allow people to affirm a reassuring identify and to develop relationships that are comforting,...
Fingerprint Technology and Sustainable Development
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.Introduction to BiometricsBiometrics is a form of verification used for authentication purposes. As Roethenbaugh said, 'biometrics is a science which involves statistical analysis of biological characteristics'...
Geospatial Based Information System Development in Public Administration for Sustainable Development and Planning in Urban Environment
1.IntroductionInformation and Communication Technologies (ICT) has totally changed the traditional framework that have been previously applied by the governmental authorities for adopting sustainable strategies in public management. Previous researches...
GIS-Based Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Mountain Regions: A Case Study of the Chepelare Municipality in Bulgaria
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionThe concept of ecosystem services (ES) is a topical idea that is quick to focus research attention on the development of an interdisciplinary, integrated methodological basis for geospatial research...
Good Governance as a Tool of Sustainable Development
1. IntroductionDespite the economic growth in the era of neoliberal globalization the first round of the neoliberal reforms failed to reduce global poverty and inequality, which led to economic and political instability. This approach did not recognize...
Government Policy as a Driver of Energy Saving in Egypt
1. IntroductionIn the past few years, new barriers to urban development (UD) in Egypt have appeared. The first is water shortage. Egypt has reached a state where the quantity of water available limits national UD. The second barrier lies is fossil fuel...
Harkaleh Watershed Ecological Capability Assessment for Agricultural Land with an Emphasis on the Sustainable Development
1. IntroductionEcological capability evaluation is a process which attempts to provide an appropriate development and consistent with nature, by regulating the relationship between human and the nature. In fact, this evaluation is an effective step towards...
Importance of Social and Cultural Behavior of Korean Managers in the Slovak Republic - in Relation to Sustainable Development of Slovak Tourism
1. Introduction and Theoretical FoundationsThe study deals with the community of Koreans who live and work in Zilina. This community is very specific. It has different cultural, linguistic, economic, social and religious traditions from Slovaks. In Zilina...
Innovative Technology for Sustainable New Materials
1. IntroductionConsumers living in industrialized countries pay much attention to health and ecological issues. No records have been made, but if at least 2% of EU citizens can be reached, over 10 million potential customers are available. The EU Commission...
Integrating Civil Participation into Sustainable Development Practice
1.Civil participation in the human development approachThe human development approach was introduced in 1990 by the United Nations Development Programme as an innovative way to look at development. Inspired by the philosophy of Amartya Sen, human development...
Intellectual Property, Health, Regionalism and Development: A Third World's Perspective
1. IntroductionThe United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in September 2015 as a post 2015 development agenda.1 Goal 9 of the SDGs is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster...
Intelligibility Redefinition and Students' Confidence in English Speaking in Thai ELT
1.The situation of English in ThailandIn today's world, English is undeniably an essential means of communication. Its importance is promoted with the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by December 31, 2015. The English language will become...
Local Actions to Foster Climate Change Adaptation through Sago Palm Development Initiatives: Examining the Case of South Sulawesi, Indonesia
1.IntroductionClimate change has become one of the most important issues today especially for Indonesia. Indonesia is the third largest emitters of greenhouse gasses in the world with a total of 3,014 MtCO2e after the United States and China (Sari et...
Looking beyond the Climate Change Convention to Attain Global Sustainability Targets
1.Our Planet's tryst with the ArcticThe idea of Arctic is larger than its geographical contours. As a region in a constant state of flux, the Arctic's climate change manifested in the disappearance of street signs warning on polar bears. The beautiful...
Management of Green Open Space (RTH) in Kendari to Reduce Air Pollution
1.IntroductionGreen Open Space ( RTH ) is an area dominated by woody plants or trees that serve as a buffer urban areas, such as water management regulator and ability to absorb carbon in the air. The existence of the green open space is very important...
Managing Air Quality in Suva, Fiji
1.IntroductionThe population of Fiji is becoming increasingly urban. An estimated 53.7 % of Fiji's 889,000 total population (United States Government, 2016), live in urban areas, with approximately 25 % (218,000 people) living in the capital, Suva (Government...
Mathematical Modelling of Drying of Chlorella Sp., Neochloris Conjuncta and Botryococcus Braunii at Different Drying Conditions
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionDrying of agricultural crops has always been of great importance to the conservation of food by human beings. Sun-drying is still the most common method used to preserve agricultural products in...
Migration and Sustainable Development: A Critical Approach
1.IntroduzioneContinuano a crescere di giorno in giorno, di ora in ora il numero delle vittime dei naufragi sui barconi della speranza. Uomini, donne, bambini, tutti accomunati da un unico grande sogno: la fuga verso l'Europa. Quell' Europa che annaspa...
New Financial Spaces Drawn by Institutional Regulatory Barriers. What Effects on Territorial Sustainable Development?
1. PremessaGià nel 2001 il geógrafo Thrift osserva che "the fnanciali%ation9 of the economy ... had become so noticeable that it was no longer possible to envisage money and finance as a subsidiary activity whose t'oie was simply to oil the wheels ofproduction"...
Religions and Global Sustainability. A Research Study in Catalonia (Spain)
1.Il contesto della ricerca1.1IntroduzioneLa contribuzione delle religioni allo sviluppo sostenibile non è nuova. Nel 2015 ha avuto una portata senza precedenti nel pubblicarsi l'enciclica Laudato si' di Papa Francesco e la Interfaith Declaration on...
Removal of Pb(II) Using Alginate - Immobilized Myriophyllum Spicatum Beads
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionHuman exploitation of biomass or biogenic materials as feedstock isn't new; but currently there is a renewed interest in effective exploitation of unavoidable organic wastes, in order to reduce...
Requirements for the Sustainable Development of Economic Activities in Tropical Forest Communities
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionTropical forest ecosystems store carbon, protect certain biodiversity features, regulate local and regional climate, conserve soil and water, and act as sources for timber and other forest products....
Research of the Biotope Diversity for the Purposes of Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Chepelare Municipality (the Rhodopes Region of Bulgaria)
1. Thesis statementIn 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Programme for sustainable development by 2030, with 17 new set of global objectives. Regardless of the institutionalizing of the sustainable development concept, its practical application...
Significance of Cultural Heritage Preservation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Muradiye Complex in Bursa, Turkey
1.IntroductionCultural tourism, one of the most important branches of tourism industry, has recently become more popular as a result of increase in awareness of cultural assets. One of the actions taken to increase the popularity of tourism, which has...
Simulation of a Hybrid Urban Transportation Scooter
1. IntroductionThe principal aim of this paper is the development of a numeric model for the integration of a fuel cell in an electric scooter. For this, every single element have beenmodeled separately from the mathematical equations from an electrical...
Social Justice in Development Studies Literature Historical Concept Analysis
1.IntroductionSince late Forties, social justice hadn't been the main focus of development studies. The main goal of development-practically and theoretically- had been either achieving economic growth or reducing poverty rates.In The Sixties, The Dependency...
Social Learning Tools for Environmentally Sustainable Consumption Behavior in Primary Schools
1.Introduction"Human activity is putting such strain on the natural foundations of the earth that the ability of the Planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted" (Glasser,2009). Multiple problems that threaten...
Status and Culture of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Isolated from Rhizosphere of Endemic and Endangered Species of Kalapi (Kalappia Celebica Kosterm)
1.IntroductionKalapi (Ka/appia celebica Kosterm), an economically valuable local tree species, are now being researched and developed. Kalapi has beautiful and high quality of wood and give more economical benefits. However, their population have significantly...
Stories from the English Riverbank: How Riparian Communities Interpret, Articulate and Action Water Resource Sustainability
1. IntroductionHe thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before - this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling,...
Sustainable Development and Sustainability Management in the European Union Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionSustainable development is a general and fundamental objective of the European Union aimed at continuous improvement of the quality of life and the well-being of present and future generations based...
Sustainable Development in the Light of the Teachings of the Encyclical Laudato Si
1.IntroductionThe etymology of the word, environment is partly from the French word environner. It means "The action of circumnavigating, encompassing, or surrounding something; the state of being encompassed or surrounded." 1 In other words, environment...
Sustainable Development of Seaport Cities through Circular Economy: A Comparative Study with Implications to Suez Canal Corridor Project
1. IntroductionAs seaport areas and coastal cities have significant potential for industrial projects, they have a particular development potential. At the same time, they should pay attention to pollution prevention, resources and waste management,...
Sustainable Development: Towards A New Paradigm for India
1.IntroductionThe Brundtland Commission's definition of sustainable development asked for a balance to be struck between the needs of the present with the responsibilities owed to future generations.1 Even so, its interpretation and usage would vary...
Technological Implementation in the Brazilian Family Farming Context in Order to Minimize CO2 and CH4 Emissions, a Feasibility Analysis
1.IntroductionGreenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere has grown exponentially in recent years as consequence of anthropic activities. Agriculture, like most of economic sectors, produces greenhouse gases and these emissions are generally related...
The Assessment of the Efficiency of Classical and Co-Operative Training in Promoting the Participation of Employees of R .P.C in the Field of H.S.E
1. IntroductionEstablishment of HSE management system in organizations and in large and small global companies and industries has always been conducted, based on a series of guidelines which usually have similar structures. Special attention of major...
The Contradiction between Taxa of Conservation Significance and Invasive Species - a Case Study of Sustainable Development in Mala Planina
1. Thesis statementHumans have greatly altered the global environment and some scientists support the thesis that we currently live in a new geologic epoch - the Anthropocene (Steffen et al., 2011; Rockström et al., 2009; Zalasiewicz et al., 2011; Lewis...
The Development of Science Process Skills and Academic Achievement in Chemistry of Matthayom Sueksa Five Students at Ramkhamhaeng University Demonstration School Using the Peer-Assisted Technique
IntroductionScience have an important role in the world today and the future. The science involves everyone both the daily and professional services as well as technology and various productivity tools many people used to facilitate life and work. These...
The Hong Kong Jockey Club: Driving Sustainability and Riding High Together - A Case Study
1. IntroductionIn recent years, sustainability has become a popular topic in both business and society. Business sustainability is defined as the status of "businesses that can survive shocks because they are intimately connected to healthy economic,...
Using Scientific Activities to Improve the Learning Behavior of Disabled Students in Ramkhamhaeng University
1.PrefaceThe development and improvement of the quality of life for students with disabilities (Office of the Council of State, 2007, Page 2) is defined as, the need to rehabilitate persons with disabilities, to support and provide their welfare and...
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