Sustainability concept of energy, water and environmental systems

author: Naim Afgan, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: September 2002,   views: 5717

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This review first introduces the historical background for the sustainability concept development. Special reference is given to the energy resource depletion and its forecast. In the assessment of global energy resources attention is focused in on the resource consumption and its relevancy to the future demand. The recent assessment of sustainability is reflecting the normative and strategic dimension of sustainability. Special attention is devoted to the most recent development of the concept of sustainability science. A new field of sustainability science is emerging that seeks to understand the fundamental character of interactions between nature and society. With a view toward promoting research necessary to achieve such advances, an initial set of core questions for sustainability science was proposed.

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Reviews and comments:

Comment1 Deirdre, January 3, 2008 at 4:37 p.m.:

Not very useful when it isn't subtitled and not in English when there is no warning to that fact.

Comment2 Matjaž, September 4, 2008 at 9 a.m.:

But it is in english. Only the introduction of the speaker isn't.

Comment3 Annie, March 3, 2009 at 10:49 p.m.:

Unfortunately for those of us who speak/understand ONLY English, this 3:15 video is only the introduction of the speaker. I would be very interested to learn the substance of the lecture!

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