Title: Ranking of the environmental sustainability of Cuban provinces using a non-compensatory multi-criteria model
Authors: Daiana Ivis Suárez Ordaz; Ignacio Contreras Rubio; Víctor Ernesto Pérez León
Addresses: Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Ctra. de Utrera, Km. 1, 41013 Seville, Spain ' Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Ctra. de Utrera, Km. 1, 41013 Seville, Spain ' Department of Applied Economics II, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville, Avda. Ramón y Cajal 1, 41018, Seville, Spain
Abstract: Environmental sustainability has evolved to become a multidimensional concept, applied to diverse fields of study, to ensure the balance between society and the environment. Among the initiatives for its application, composite indicators have been proposed as one of the options for the management and protection of natural resources. Cuba, with the updating of its economic and social model, has progressively advanced in these aspects, but there is still a lack of knowledge necessary to promote greater involvement in the processing of environmental statistical information and work with composite indicators. In the present work, a proposal for a synthetic indicator for the evaluation of sustainability at the provincial level was made to facilitate the interpretation of the information by the stakeholders and policy-makers. The construction of the synthetic indicator was carried out using a non-compensatory procedure computed by a mixed-integer linear programming model.
Keywords: environmental sustainability; composite indicator; MCDM techniques; non-compensatory procedure; Cuba.
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2021 Vol.8 No.4, pp.349 - 367
Received: 26 Aug 2021
Accepted: 01 Oct 2021
Published online: 07 Feb 2022 *