World Sustainability Series

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Principles, Challenges and Perspectives

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Pociovalisteanu, D.-M., Borges de Brito, P., Borges de Lima, I. (Eds.)

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  • Covers the social sciences, economics, business, education, and the environmental sciences Comprehensively describes innovations in the field of bioeconomy, filling an important market niche Provides a sound basis for promoting further research and practical efforts in sustainable bioeconomy

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This book gathers contributions from scientists and industry representatives on achieving a sustainable bioeconomy. It also covers the social sciences, economics, business, education and the environmental sciences. There is an urgent need to optimise and maximise the use of biological resources, so that primary production and processing systems can generate more food, fibre and other bio-based products with less environmental impacts and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, we need a “sustainable bioeconomy” – a term that encompasses the sustainable production of renewable resources from land, fisheries and aquaculture environments and their conversion into food, feed, fibre bio-based products and bio-energy, as well as related public goods. Despite the relevance of achieving a sustainable bioeconomy, there are very few publications in this field. Addressing that gap, this book illustrates how biological resources and ecosystems could be used in a more sustainable, efficient and integrated manner – in other words, how the principles of sustainable bioeconomy can be implemented in practice. Given its interdisciplinary nature, the field of sustainable bioeconomy offers a unique opportunity to address complex and interconnected challenges, while also promoting economic growth. It helps countries and societies to make a transition and to use resources more efficiently, and shows how to rely less on biological resources to satisfy industry demands and consumer needs. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and include many practice-based lessons learned, some of which are reproducible elsewhere. In closing, the book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reiterates the need to promote a sustainable bioeconomy today.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Fostering Sustainable Bioeconomies: The Role of Conscious Consumption

    Venkatesan, Madhavi

    Pages 3-16

  • Service-Based Bioeconomy—Multilevel Perspective to Assess the Evolving Bioeconomy with a Service Lens

    Pelli, Päivi (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • Environmental Sustainability Indicators for the Bioeconomy

    Pursula, Tiina (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • A Macroeconomic Perspective on Green Growth

    Rhozyel, Mounaim Sebastian (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

  • The Biodiversity Finance Initiative: An Approach to Identify and Implement Biodiversity-Centered Finance Solutions for Sustainable Development

    Arlaud, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Softcover $229.00
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  • Due: March 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89229-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Principles, Challenges and Perspectives
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Diana-Mihaela Pociovalisteanu
  • Paulo Borges de Brito
  • Ismar Borges de Lima
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73028-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73028-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73027-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89229-0
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 575
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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