Perspectives and problems in sustainable development

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    Abstract

    Sustainable development has undergone an important evolution over recent years. It has been used not only as a tool to decide among several options in research programs but also in political decisions. However how can we measure if something is sustainable or not? It seems that Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the most powerful technique to objectively describe and determine the sustainability of a new project idea change in established lines etc. However some important aspects are lacking today in LCA for instance experimental data on environmental impact related to emission factors. In sustainable development global warming is presented today as the major reason to carry out sustainability studies. Although global warming is of course an important reason for attaining sustainability it is not the only reason. In this work relevant aspects related to two important topics involved in modern sustainable develop ment sustainable tourism and waste management are briefly introduced. Copyright © 2007 Leslaw Michnowski.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-23
    JournalProblemy Ekorozwoju
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

    Keywords

    • Global warming Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Sustainable development Sustainable tourism Waste Management

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