STI Review, Volume 1999 Issue 2 Special Issue on Sustainable Development: Special Issue on Sustainable Development
OECD Publishing, 2000 M03 22 - 224 pages
This special issue of STI Review focuses on technology and sustainable development.
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Page 181 - It stated that eco-efficiency is reached by the delivery of competitively priced goods and services that satisfy human needs and bring quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout the life cycle to a level at least in line with the Earth's estimated carrying capacity.
Page 31 - It does not matter for our purpose — and it is significant that it does not matter — which of these two causes has made tin more scarce. All that the users of tin need to know is that some of the tin they used to consume is now more profitably employed elsewhere and that, in consequence, they must economize tin. There is no need for the great majority of them even to know where the more urgent need has arisen, or in favor of what other needs they ought to husband the supply. If only some of them...
Page 124 - The environmental goods and services industry consists of activities which produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimise or correct environmental damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco-systems.
Page 203 - Party shall develop mechanisms with a view to ensuring that sufficient product information is made available to the public in a manner which enables consumers to make informed environmental choices. 9. Each Party shall take steps to establish progressively, taking into account international processes where appropriate, a coherent, nationwide system of pollution inventories or registers on a structured, computerized and publicly accessible database compiled through standardized reporting.
Page 34 - A change in the relative prices of the factors of production is itself a spur to invention, and to invention of a particular kind — directed to economising the use of a factor which has become relatively expensive.
Page 193 - Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level. At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making...
Page 74 - Complexes with aluminium, magnesium or other metal compounds have produced greases and marine lubricating oils. Soy protein and sugars may be used in the production of polyurethane foams for packing, insulation and padding.
Page 145 - Technology Initiative which promotes the objectives of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by fostering international cooperation for accelerated development and diffusion of climatefriendly technologies and practices for all activities and greenhouse gases...
Page 31 - Fundamentally, in a system in which the knowledge of the relevant facts is dispersed among many people, prices can act to co-ordinate the separate actions of different people in the same way as subjective values help the individual to co-ordinate the parts of his plan.
Page 69 - Sustainable development seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future.