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Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy

Book Description

The development of a green and sustainable economy continues to grow in awareness and popularity due to its promotion of a more comprehensive way of achieving economic development through social and environmental efficiency. Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy carefully investigates the complex issues which surround the wide array of concepts, policies, and measures that come into play when promoting this somewhat new ideology. This publication covers over 50 years of research in the field in order to provide the best theoretical frameworks and empirical research to its readers. Professors, researchers, practitioners, and students will all benefit from the relevant discussions and diverse conclusions which are revealed in these chapters.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Changes in the Technology of Soybean Production
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IMPROVEMENTS IN SOYBEAN CULTIVATION PRACTICES
    5. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Strategic Planning of Sustainable Development of Local Communities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AS A CONTEMPORARY CONCEPT FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
    4. BASIC ASPECTS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE FUNCTION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
    5. STRATEGIC PLANNING MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOGONJ COMMUNITY AS A CASE STUDY
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Economic and Environmental Aspects of Controlled Vegetable Production within the Region of Danube Basin
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GOALS AND WORKING METHOD
    4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Factor Advantages of the Republic of Serbia in Agricultural Production and a Need for Accomplishment of Sustainable Competitive Advantage in the Market
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: COMPETITIVENESS ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN SERBIA
    4. COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED EUROPEAN COUNTRIES′ COMPETITIVENESS IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
    5. NEED FOR CREATING NEW SOURCES OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Consulting as a Factor of Enterprises′ Development in Serbian Agribusiness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Management and Utilisation of Natural Resources in Special Nature Reserves
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NORMATIVE ASPECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND NATURAL VALUES IN SERBIA
    4. PROTECTED AREAS IN SERBIA
    5. ECOLOGICAL ACCOUNTING
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Current Situation in Irrigation in the Republic of Serbia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOIL TYPES, WATER POTENTIAL, AND CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS IN REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
    4. IRRIGATION IN THE WORLD
    5. IRRIGATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Forestry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY IN THE DANUBE RIVER BASIN, SERBIA
    5. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION POLICY
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Organic Production in Serbia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STATISTICAL DATA ON AGRICULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE POTENTIAL FOR INTRODUCTION OF ORGANIC FARMING
    4. STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN ECONOMY IN SERBIA
    5. EXISTING REGULATIONS IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND THE GREEN ECONOMY AND ORGANIC FARMING IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
    6. NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Conceptualization of the Base for Sustainable Rural Development Policy Implementation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. NONBALLANCED DEVELOPMENT: GLOBAL CONSTRAINTS
    3. RURAL DEVELOPMENT OBSTACLES IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
    4. EXPERIENCES IN CREATING METHODOLOGYFOR MEASURING RURAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. ESTABLISHING OF THE METHODOLOGY FOR THE RURAL AREA OF SERBIA DEFINITION
    6. PROBLEMS WITH TERRITORIAL ORGANISATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
    7. IDENTIFICATION OF THE INDICATORS FOR CONDUCTING OF RURAL POLICY
    8. CREATING OF A SYNTHETIC INDICATOR
    9. PRINCIPLES OF RURAL POLICY
    10. THE BASE FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENTPOLICY FORMULATION
  17. Chapter 11: The Social Responsibility
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL DISTINCTIONS AND INTERFERENCES
    4. THE MOTIVATIONS OF THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF INSTITUTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Sustainable Agriculture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: Social Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOCIAL ECONOMY KNOWLEDGE STAGE
    4. SOCIAL ECONOMY: PART OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
    5. ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANIFESTATION FORMS OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMY ACTORS IN RURAL AREAS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. PERSPECTIVES ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONING OF THE BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATIVE FORMS
    8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Sustainable Transport and Quality of Life Analysis of Cycling Impact in Italy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
    4. VEHICLES, PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS IN ITALY
    5. CASE STUDY: CITIES OF SICILY, ITALY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Emissions Trading Schemes in the Transportation Sector
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EU-ETS IN TRANSPORTATION SUB-SECTORS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 16: Multifunctional Agriculture and the Green Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE CONCEPT OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE
    3. THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF AGRICULTURE IN THE ACTUAL ECONOMY
    4. MULTIFUNCTIONAL FARMS AND FARM DIVERSIFICATION
    5. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 17: Sustainable Development Indicators
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM DEFINITION TO MEASUREMENT
    4. SPECIFIC APPROACHES IN DESIGN OF INDICATOR SETS
    5. AGGREGATED INDICATORS
    6. CONCLUSION
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors