Title: Sustainable economic development and sustainable energy use

Authors: Jean-Michel Collette

Addresses: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Abstract: The implications of economic growth have concentrated world attention towards sustainable development. The establishment of operational guidelines for sustainable development raises a number of difficulties. This article aims to provide a framework for discussing selected issues relating to sustainability and some of their implications for existing and projected patterns of development. An attempt is made to define paths towards more sustainable patterns of energy use.

Keywords: energy conservation; sustainable energy use; environmental resources; natural resources; pollution abatement; sustainability; sustainable economic development; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1992.063618

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1992 Vol.4 No.4, pp.220-239

Published online: 17 Jul 2014 *

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