Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Getvoldsen, K. S., Butt, Talib E., House, C. and Ferreira, F. (2018) Sustainable Development and Climate Change. In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. Springer, pp. 445-457. ISBN 9783319630069

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The sustainable development philosophy can be regarded as the most multi- and interdisciplinary field. On the other hand, climate change, which is relatively a new field, has yet been evolving as another significantly multi- and interdisciplinary field. Both, the sustainable development and climate change have many factors in common ranging from socio-economic to the environment. However, commonality between the two has so far been studied insufficiently. This paper is to advance knowledge in this direction, specifically considering the Climate Change Act 2008 of the UK that legally binds the country to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). By employing the UK housing sector as a case study, it is demonstrated via numerical calculations that even partly insulating the existing UK housing stock, legal targets of the Act can almost be met for that sector. Links are also drawn between climate change and sustainable development and that how addressing climate change can directly and indirectly help meeting the national sustainability agenda.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, Sustainable development, Greenhouse gases (GHG), Carbon emissions, Energy efficiency, Energy management, Climate Change Act 2008, climate change
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:45

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