The need for integrated life cycle sustainability analysis of biofuel supply chains

Halog, Anthony and Bortsie-Aryee, N. (2013). The need for integrated life cycle sustainability analysis of biofuel supply chains. In Zhen Fang (Ed.), Biofuels - Economy, Environmental and Sustainability (pp. 1-16) New York NY, United States: InTech. doi:10.5772/52700

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Author Halog, Anthony
Bortsie-Aryee, N.
Title of chapter The need for integrated life cycle sustainability analysis of biofuel supply chains
Title of book Biofuels - Economy, Environmental and Sustainability
Place of Publication New York NY, United States
Publisher InTech
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.5772/52700
Year available 2013
ISBN 9789535109501
Editor Zhen Fang
Chapter number 7
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 17
Total chapters 14
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Climate change has been widely investigated by the scientific community, and its potential impacts are expected to affect the world’s economy, ecosystem services, and societal structures within a few decades. To reduce the undesirable consequences of climate change, adaptation and mitigation technologies and policies have to be implemented. Analyzing technological advances to address sustainable development, through integrated systems level methods and approaches, is needed to predict future vulnerability to climate change and continued ecosystem deterioration [1-4]. The incorporation of sustainability notion into all sub-systems of our global society has come into full swing and must be continued to be pursued by any entity, both in private as well as public sectors. However, these challenges require integrative and transdisciplinary computational tools and methods to aid in embedding sustainability goals into corporate and government policy decision making processes [5-8]. United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has been reshaping its strategies and programs in conjunction with incorporating the triple dimensions of sustainability [9].
Keyword Climactic change
World economy
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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