Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Sustainable Infrastructure, Industrial Ecology and Eco-innovation: Positive Impact on Society

  • Thiago C. de SousaEmail author
  • Claudia de O. Melo
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A sustainable activity makes rational use of our planet to maintain its function of fulfilling human needs. In the context of sustainable assessment, the term impact is considered the difference between what would happen with the activity and without it in the context of sustainable assess. A positive impact on society occurs when the effect of a sustainable activity on the social fabric of the community causes well-being of the individuals and families considering three pillars: environmental, social and, economic. Sustainable activities that improve the access to health care, safety, education, financial services, markets to sell and buy products, jobs, technology, information, and training make positive impacts on social welfare. These activities might be projects, plans, programs, policies, legislation, activities, or operational procedures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State University of PiauíTeresinaBrazil
  2. 2.International Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria

Section editors and affiliations

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