Exploring the possibility of a systematic and generic approach to social sustainability
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering2010 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 18, no 10-11, 1107-1112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is a growing need to understand how existing concepts and tools for sustainability relate to each other and to a robust, trans-disciplinary systems perspective for sustainability. As a response, a group of scientists, including some of the authors, have developed a framework based on backcasting from sustainability principles over the last 20 years – the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD), also known as The Natural Step Framework. The intent of this study is to scrutinize the existing framework as regards its social dimension. The study demonstrates dichotomies and lack of robustness and proposes a way forward to make the social dimension of the FSSD more cohesive as well as operational.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2010. Vol. 18, no 10-11, 1107-1112 p.
Sustainability principles, Social sustainability, Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, The Natural Step Framework, System analysis
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7792DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.02.024ISI: 000278173000020Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo42EC0EB4A1EDDA2DC125774E003D9BFAOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-7792DiVA: diva2:835454
Reprint submitted to Journal of Cleaner Production. Missimer, M., et al., Exploring the possibility of a systematic and generic approach to social sustainability, J Clean Prod (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.02.0242012-09-182010-06-262015-09-10Bibliographically approved