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Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities - 17 April, 2014
The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement of the sustainability of their development has slowed down or even stalled, a Beijing-based think tank said.
China’s Urbanization Plan—Sustainable Development? - April 16, 2014
Chinese government plans to increase the rate of urbanization. Will it be sustainable?
UN Chief Calls For Sustainable Development - April 16, 2014
Un Chief Calls For Renewed Global Partnership For Development In Address To Aid Forum
A backup plan for climate change - April 15, 2014
OF ALL the reports that the U.N.-chartered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released over the last several months, this week’s might be the most distressing. The authoritative body of scientists, economists and other experts previously warned thatthe planet is warming, that humans are primarily responsible and that uncontrolled climate change would have a range of unwelcome effects.
JAPAN: Research Staff (Sustainable Consumption and Production Area)One Policy Researcher on Resource Circulation & Integrated Waste Management for the for the Sixth Phase Strategic Research Programme of IGES
SINGAPORE: Research Scientist/Engineer (Sustainability & Life-cycle)
To research and develop and undertake industry work in sustainability and life-cycle management.
JAPAN: Research Associate - 2 Positions (UNU-JAPAN)
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Welcome to ISDS Society Website
International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) is a scientific, educational, and professional organization, registered by Japanese Government and dedicated to advancing science and technology for a sustainable future. It covers a broad scope of topics of sustainability concepts and practices in all branches of science and technology. ISDS promotes sustainable development through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. This website is platform for sustainability knowledge sharing and awareness. It provides information about the Society's membership, publications and activities. We welcome all interested scholars, experts and students to join us as a member. We appreciate your comments and suggestions for improvements.
Environmental sustainability may include making decisions and taking actions that are more consistent with the protection of the nature, in order to support human life at present and future times as well. It is currently a significant issue as the lifestyles are becoming more harmful to the environment, and industrial emissions are increasing day by day.
Economic sustainability enables us to use available resources to their best advantage. The idea is to promote the use of those resources in a way that is both efficient and responsible, and likely to provide long-term benefits. In the case of a business operation, it calls for using resources so that the business continues while consistently returning a profit.
According to the World Bank, social sustainability means responding better to local communities; ensuring responses are tailored to local country contexts; and promoting social inclusion, cohesion and accountability. It is the ability of a community to develop processes and structures which support the ability of future generations to maintain a healthy community.
Cultural sustainability is a new interdisciplinary approach, aimed to raise the significance of culture and its factors in local, regional and global sustainable development. Culture is an important aspect of sustainable development, as it refers to how we understand and appreciate natural resources and each other.
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Saving For Retirement – What You Need To Know - "IRA To Gold Company Review" says: A study published in the International Journal of Development and Sustainability found that gold tends to have greater returns when stock market returns are low.
Wind Power Potential and Integration in Africa by A.F. Agbetuyi
The concerns about global warming should drive most countries in Africa into strong demand for wind energy generation. This article gives an overview of the wind power potential and integration in some selected Africa countries and the challenges of wind power integration in Africa. The Northern part of Africa is known to be Africa’s Wind pioneers having installed and connected the Wind Energy Converters (WEC) to the grid. About 97% of the continent’s total wind installations are located in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Research work should commence on the identified sites with high wind speeds in those selected Africa countries, so that those potential sites can be connected to the grid. This is because the ability of a site to sufficiently accommodate wind generation not only depends on wind speeds but on its ability to interconnect to the existing grid. If these wind energy potentials are tapped and connected to the grid, the erratic and epileptic power supply facing most countries in Africa will be reduced; thereby reducing rural-urban migration and more jobs will be created. more
ISDS Official Journal
International Journal of Development and sustainability (IJDS) is an scholarly peer-reviewed journal, and the official publication of ISDS. IJDS aims to publish articles of high quality and strives to promote scholarly debate across a broad coverage of sustainability topics which covers all aspects of environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability.
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