The editors of Factor X explore and analyze this trajectory, predicting scarcities of non-renewable materials such as metals, limited availability of ecological capacities and shortages arising from geographic concentrations of materials. They argue that what is needed is a radical change in the ways we use natureas resources to produce goods and services and generate well-being. The goal of saving our ecosystem demands a prompt and decisive reduction of man-induced material flows. Before 2050, they assert, we must achieve a significant decrease in consumption of resources, in the line with the idea of a factor 10 reduction target. EU-wide and country specific targets must be set, and enforced using strict, accurate measurement of consumption of materials. Their arguments are drawn from empirical evidence and observations, as well as theoretical considerations based on economic modeling and on natural science.Harvard Business School Press, Boston Hansen S (2002) Manual for intelligent energy services. ... Kortman J, Theodori D, van Ewijk H, Verspeek F, Uitzinger J, La Roca F, Ferrer G, Esteve E, Gensch C-O, Dietlinde Q (2007) Chemical product services in the European Union. ... Retrieved 5 May 2007, from http://www. resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/CustomO16C45F70883.pdf Ligon P, Votta T ( 2001)anbsp;...
|Author||:||Michael Angrick, Andreas Burger, Harry Lehmann|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-26|