Responsible Consumption and Production

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Industrial Ecology in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

  • Usama AwanEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71062-4_18-1

Definitions

Industrial ecology is a subdiscipline of the natural ecosystem which aims to restructure the industrial ecosystem in ways of managing and designing linear to closed-loop industrial production and consumption system. Industrial ecology seeks to form a harmonized relations between ecological and human system to provide sustainable benefits of all aspects of sustainability including social, environmental, and economic.

Introduction

In this era of immense ecological change and environmental uncertainty, bring to fore by the wide-ranging effects on energy use, depletion of resources, waste of water resources, global warming and sustainable consumption and production of materials. The concept of industrial ecology (IE) has gained a significant attractive feature of the broader implementation of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). IE tools and practices can be used to address global sustainability challenges for sustainable consumption and production through SDGs 2030. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Engineering and ManagementLappeenranta-Lahti University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Londero Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil