Energy Consumption as an Indicator of Sustainability - the Role of Clusters

Roncz, Judit and Szita (Tóthné), Klára (2009) Energy Consumption as an Indicator of Sustainability - the Role of Clusters. In: Book of Proceedings Environmental accounting - Sustainable Development Indicators. 5TH EA-SDI Conference EMAN Environmental Management Accounting Network . Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Prague, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-80-7414-124-9


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The welfare of society and the improvement of quality of life in the long run can be assured only if we integrate efforts to increase the social and economic growth with the preservation of natural heritage and resources in a sustainable way in order to achieve an eligible environmental quality. The common segment of economic and environmental strategy is the permanent improvement of the competitiveness that is based on the sustainable use of natural resources, the qualitative reproduction of the human resources and the balanced improvement of the environmental infrastructure. In the past five years more and more environmental clusters were established to strengthen eco- and energy efficiency and the usage of renewable energy in a sustainable but also a profitable, entrepreneurial way. There are more governmental support to enhance the cooperation of the market actors and environmental thinking but recently they do not apply the material flow analysis or environmental accounting to increase the eco-efficiency. In our study we evaluate what role an environmental clusters have on the spreading of environmental thinking and best practices between entrepreneurships that lead to greener production, waste minimalisation and to the implementation of environmental accounting in the region.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 08:43
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 08:43

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