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Decoupling : natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2011-05)
By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year – three times its current appetite – unless the economic growth rate is “decoupled” from the rate of natural ...
Determinants of quality of shared sanitation facilities in informal settlements : case study of Kisumu, Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2017)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Shared facilities are not recognised as improved sanitation due to challenges of maintenance as they easily can be avenues for the spread of diseases. Thus there is need to evaluate the quality ...
Governance of urban transitions : towards sustainable resource efficient urban infrastructures
(IOP Publishing, 2017)
The transition to sustainable resource efficient cities calls for new governance arrangements. The awareness that the doubling of the global urban population will result in unsustainable levels of demand for natural resources ...
Rethinking the science–policy interface in South Africa : experiments in knowledge co-production
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
This article contributes to the increasingly significant discussion about the science–policy interface. The challenge therein is that such a discussion tends to revolve around two seemingly mutually exclusive approaches: ...
Designing for informal contexts : a case study of Enkanini sanitation intervention
(Chinese Institute of Design, 2016)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Increasing social agency in the design profession corresponds to the call for greater participation of science in solving complex social problems. We analyse the complex problem of informal urban sanitation ...
So what is so unsustainable about the global economy?
(Health and Medical Publications Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
In 1987 the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our Common Future. This report attempted to reconcile the ecological ‘limits to growth’, articulated by the northern green movement since the early ...
Estimating the cost and payment for sanitation in the informal settlements of Kisumu, Kenya : a cross sectional study
Lack of sanitation facilities is a common occurrence in informal settlements that are common in most developing countries. One challenge with sanitation provision in these settlements is the cost and financing of sanitation. ...
Multi-scale governance of sustainable natural resource use—challenges and opportunities for monitoring and institutional development at the national and global level
In a globalized economy, the use of natural resources is determined by the demand of modern production and consumption systems, and by infrastructure development. Sustainable natural resource use will require good governance ...