Sustainability as a Multi-criteria Concept
New Developments and Applications
Diaz-Balteiro, Luis (editor)
González-Pachón, Jacinto (editor)
Romero, Carlos (editor)
Sustainability is a fairly old concept, born in the 18th century in the field of forestry, within a mono-functionality perspective. The concept has considerably evolved in the last few years towards a multi-functionality context, with applications reported in practically all areas of economic interest. On the other hand, modern sustainability is a complex problem, for two reasons: a) The multiplicity of functions of a very different nature involved in the process and b) The manner in which different segments of the society or stakeholders perceive the relative importance of these functions. For the above reasons, a realistic approach for dealing with the sustainability issue requires taking into consideration multiple criteria of different nature (economic, environmental and social), and in many cases within a participatory decision making framework. This book presents a collection of papers, dealing with different theoretical and applied issues of sustainability, with the help of a modern multi-criteria decision-making theory, with a single as well as several stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. Hopefully, this material will encourage academics and practitioners to alter their research in this hot and vital topic. After all, the sustainable management of the environment and its embedded resources is one of the most important, if not the major challenge of the 21st century.
Keywordsgoal programming; interactive methods; forest planning; Green-Tree Retention; climate and energy policy; transformation pathways; low carbon technologies; decision support; multi-criteria analysis; fuzzy PROMETHEE; supplier evaluation; supplier segmentation; multi-attribute utility theory; preference ranking organisation method for enrichment evaluation; quality indicator; food safety; fresh food; sustainable supply chain; multicriteria; circular economy; composite indicators; sustainability; TOPSIS; Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP); carbon neutral; ISO 14001; economic-strategic; environmental sustainability; Costa Rica; criteria; food and biodegradable waste; analytic hierarchy process; benefit–cost analysis; multi-criteria decision analysis; waste disposal technology; anaerobic digestion; weak sustainability; strong sustainability; NAIADE; rural land use planning; forestry; agricultural sustainability; environmental performance; sustainability indices; best-worst method; irrigated olive groves; Spain; CoCoSo method; Shannon Entropy method; “Agenda 2030”; sustainable development goals; EU countries; achievement; assessment; wind energy; multi-objective optimization; weighted goal programming; progressive bounded constraint; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
Economics, finance, business & management