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Baker, S. - Kousis, M. - Richardson, D. - Young, S. (eds) (1997): The Politics of Sustainable Development. Theory, Policy and Practice within the European Union. London-New York: Routledge

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Nowadays globalization and sustainable development are interconnected economic factors having positive and negative effects on various aspects of human rights. Although the internationalization of human rights and the birth of their so-called third generation can be attributed to globalization, it has increased disparities regardless of anti-discrimination principles of human rights. There is a minimum level of economic development and resources essential for providing full-scale human rights coverage, for this reason both IMF and World Bank has on several occasions been charged with prescribing structural reform projects and shock therapy measures on state budgets, that significantly deteriorated the conditions in the population’s economic and social rights. The active participation in the global problem’s solution is also an important element of the UN Secretary General’s strategy which aims at turning the UN into an international organization that does not watch mass scale human rights abuses silently, is able and willing to act to promote development, security and human dignity in order to achieve global freedom. Not only the active role of the international organizations, but also the decision-making process closer to the levels accessible to people must also be reinforced to improve the human rights dimension of sustainable development.

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Thermal analysis in sustainable development

Thermoanalytical study of faveleira seeds (Cnidoscolus quercifolius)

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: J. C. O. Santos, J. P. Dantas, C. A. Medeiros, P. F. Athaíde-Filho, Marta M. Conceiçăo, J. R. Santos Jr., and A. G. Souza
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Introduction Sustainable development has definitely entered the lexicon of scientists, politicians and even citizens. The World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) coined back in 1987 the most common definition of

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This paper focuses on scissor like deployable/retractable structures that can be used for civil engineering and architectural applications. A general outline of deployable structures is given through the principals of different succeeded examples, namely manually locking deployable structures stabilized by cables, self-locking deployable systems and adaptive structures like retractable domes. Undergoing research tends and the perspectives of these structures will be discussed with a special emphasis on potential qualities favoring sustainable development. This novel aspect envisages a future adaptive and dynamic architecture that enables a reduced level of energy consumption, ameliorated occupant comfort and better optimization of space use.

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Visegrád, with its 1800 inhabitants, is considered to be the smallest town of Hungary. The development of the town center is a fine example for how the original exaggerating ideas were altered due to the economic crisis - besides its negative effects - and facilitated the birth of a sustainable development, satisfying the continuous needs of the local community and the temporary demands of tourism.

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Development in the New Central Europe (New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books) 19–44. Bochniarz Z. The Environment and Sustainable Development in the New Central

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Introduction Although the United Nations ( UN, 2015 , p. 17) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the importance of quality education and lifelong learning for all children, knowledge and understanding as to how

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The concept of the sustainable development of agricultural production marked the beginning of a new era in agriculture worldwide. The term sustainability was first interpreted primarily as the sustainability of the environment, due to the ever more serious problems experienced in this connection on a global scale. In searching for a solution, however, focus shifted to a complex approach to sustainable development. It became clear that in addition to the sustainability of the environment, a long-term solution could only be achieved if economic and social sustainability was also ensured. This is particularly true of agriculture, since the existing problems cannot be solved purely on the basis of environmental considerations. Only the comprehensive handling of ecological, economic and social challenges can produce a satisfactory answer to the questions involved in sustainable development. This will necessarily mean a change in the tasks facing agriculture, which will be responsible for more numerous, more varied functions than previously. If these new tasks are to be successfully performed, new technological systems will need to be elaborated, requiring an acceleration of research and development throughout the world.

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