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A framework to support multiple perspectives in eco-efficiency decisions

Farr, Richard; Arman, Hussam; Gindy, Nabil

Authors

Richard Farr dr.r.farr@gmail.com

Hussam Arman

Nabil Gindy



Abstract

Increasingly, it is recognised that human activity is causing our environment to degrade, and that there is a very real danger of doing irreversible damage to natural systems of which we have only a partial understanding. Neither living in, nor doing business in a future world with a degraded environment is desirable, and individuals and businesses alike are increasingly seeking ways to operate on a more sustainable basis.

Sustainability was defined by WCED [1] as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” – but how can this aspiration be translated into specific decisions and actions? This paper describes some of the difficulties that must be overcome in the creation of a decision-support framework for eco-efficiency decisions, in order to ensure that we are targeting the right problems.

Citation

Farr, R., Arman, H., & Gindy, N. A framework to support multiple perspectives in eco-efficiency decisions

Conference Name 5th International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing
Deposit Date Jul 23, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Sustainability, measurement, eco-efficiency, green manufacturing
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3285
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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