Integrative approaches towards Zero Emissions regional planning: synergies of concepts

Varga, Márton and Kuehr, Ruediger, (2007). Integrative approaches towards Zero Emissions regional planning: synergies of concepts. Journal of Cleaner Production, 15(13-14), 1373-1381

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    Author Varga, Márton
    Kuehr, Ruediger
    Title Integrative approaches towards Zero Emissions regional planning: synergies of concepts
    Appearing in Journal of Cleaner Production
    Volume 15
    Issue No. 13-14
    Publication Date 2007
    Place of Publication N/A
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 1373
    End page 1381
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper presents four strategic approaches for sustainable regional development: The Natural Step Framework, Zero Emissions, Eco-Industrial Parks, and The Rocky Mountains Institute's Economic Renewal program. An analysis against the requirements of regional planning shows a great synergy potential among these concepts. A joint approach would be advisable, not only on the content side, as the presented concepts differently fulfil the requirements of regional planning, but also on the organisational side, in terms of coordinating efforts and allocating personnel, time and financial resources. However, all four concepts seem to lack two aspects: First, a project must meet the needs of the residents and fit their regional and personal identities in order to get them involved, and second, most development projects need clear monitoring structures. In order to close these gaps, we propose to integrate a tool that helps to understand people's livelihood systems, as well as monitoring tools such as Ecological Footprint accounts, Factor X models or Material Impact calculations.
    Keyword Regional development
    Zero emissions
    Sustainable development
    Integrated approaches
    Copyright Holder Elsevier Ltd.
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 09596526
    DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2006.07.009
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