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Monday, September 17th, 2007

Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development (SE21)

Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development (SE21) is an integral and clearly on the sustainability focused conception for the long-term development of the Estonian state and society until the year 2030. General development principle of the country is “to integrate the requirement to be successful in global competition with a sustainable development model and preservation

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Development: Biofuels

Biofuels have been championed as an energy source that can increase security of supply, reduce vehicle emissions and provide a new income stream for farmers. These claims are contested, however. Critics assert that biofuels will increase energy-price volatility, food prices and even life-cycle emissions of greenhouse gases. This paper presents salient facts and figures to

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Sustainable Development in Germany

In April 2002, the German Federal Government published its national strategy for sustainable development, entitled “Perspektiven für Deutschland” (Perspectives for Germany). The strategy’s core element consists of 21 indicators. The purpose of the indicators is to monitor the sustainability of the economy, the environment and the society. The first progress report was published in 2004.

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

A Public Transport System Based Sensor Network

A well maintained road network is a must for the economic development and the well being of people in any country. Unfortunately, most developing countries do not poses such road networks. While the lack of funds is mainly to blame for not building new road networks and maintaining the existing ones the lack of proper

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy

Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy – UK The Strategy, which we are publishing alongside the Government’s Energy White Paper, sets out a comprehensive approach to incentivising new technology development in the transport sector, building on the findings of recent work such as the Stern Review. It highlights the wide range of technologies which can contribute

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Progress to Date on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

The goal of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD), for which UNESCO is the lead agency, is to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. This report outlines the progress to date. Download the Report (April 2007)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Ethics and GIS: The Practitioner’s Dilemma

This is a background paper for a workshop on ethics and GI/GIS to be held at the AGI Conference 2004 in London, UK. The workshop format begins with a brief overview of ethics and introduction to the use of ethical ‘case studies’, followed by a small group discussion period, during which previously prepared GI/GIS case

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Participatory Mapping of Target Areas

Participatory mapping of target areas to enable operational larval source management to suppress malaria vector mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Half of the population of Africa will soon live in towns and cities where it can be protected from malaria by controlling aquatic stages of mosquitoes. Rigorous but affordable and scaleable methods for mapping

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Energy for Sustainable Development

Energy for Sustainable Development Current demographic, economic, social, and technological trends – if not counterbalanced by strong new government policies – pose major challenges to the long-term sustainability of the global energy system. If governments do not implement policies beyond those already planned between now and 2030, it is projected that: • energy consumption will

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Effect of Ground Changes on the Reference Benchmarks in a Levelling

Effect of Ground Changes on the Reference Benchmarks in a Levelling Network of a Large City In the paper changes of reference benchmarks heights in levelling networks of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd order, during the 1968-1998 period, have been presented on the example of Wrocław. Preliminary interpretation has shown that they are closely correlated

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