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Article    24 June 2024
Vesela Veleva, Svetlana Todorova, Kevin Bleau, Joy Mohr and Rob Vandenabeele
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 3 (2024), Issue 3, pp. 275–293
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Article    26 March 2024
Clint T. Lewis
Small Island Developing States have been identified as some of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change due to inherent environmental, economic, and demographic characteristics. The cross-cutting reach of climate change impacts has Small Island Developing States have been identified as some of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change due to inherent environmental, economic, and demographic characteristics. The cross-cutting reach of climate change impacts has led to the conversation of mainstreaming and its practicality. The study uses a qualitative research design that focuses on interviews with senior officials in the Caribbean at the national and regional levels. The study aims to identify the drivers of, barriers to adaptation mainstreaming into national policies and development plans in the Caribbean, and to derive actions needed to achieve mainstreaming at a national level. The main drivers of mainstreaming are the region’s vulnerability, institutional arrangement, and the government budget, while the major barriers include poor planning and governance, insufficient human resources, and competing development priorities. The paper proposes several key initiatives and actions needed at a national level that can help the region to achieve adaptation mainstreaming. To this end, mainstreaming adaptation at the national level is an essential strategy for building resilience to the impacts of climate change within the region. It cannot be a “one size fits all” approach but one that is tailored by countries to fit the countries’ circumstances and cultures. or Access Full Article
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 3 (2024), Issue 2, pp. 104–115
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Article    7 February 2024
Tsz Hin Hui, Nadine Itani and John F. O’Connell
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 3 (2024), Issue 1, pp. 61–75
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Article    29 January 2024
Manuel Rodeiro
Environmentalists have long claimed it is unjust for the state to prioritize economic interests over environmental ones by sacrificing ecosystem integrity and functioning to unsustainably expand the economy. Recently, mainstream environmentalists have moved to a more Environmentalists have long claimed it is unjust for the state to prioritize economic interests over environmental ones by sacrificing ecosystem integrity and functioning to unsustainably expand the economy. Recently, mainstream environmentalists have moved to a more conciliatory approach highlighting the common ground between environmental and economic goals. They today claim processes of economic growth and development can be made just if they become green. This paper explores the question: should states pursue “green growth”? Although some critics claim green growth is impossible, I maintain it is. I theorize three conditions that must be met for an instance of growth to be truly considered green. That a development project is green, however, does not automatically ensure it is just. Justice considerations remain in adjudicating the competing interests of different groups of stakeholders. I then examine four reasonable approaches to resolving controversies over the pursuit of green growth: cost-benefit analysis, sufficientarianism, democracy, and pluralism. I conclude a liberal pluralist form of decision-making is best for ensuring fairness. or Access Full Article
This article is part of the Special Issue Green Economic Growth and Energy Consumption.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 3 (2024), Issue 1, pp. 33–45
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Article    5 January 2024
Athanasios G. Giannopoulos and Tatiana P. Moschovou
This article is part of the Special Issue Green Economic Growth and Energy Consumption.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 3 (2024), Issue 1, pp. 16–32
760 Views219 Downloads
Article    16 November 2023
Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh
This article is part of the Special Issue Capturing the Sustainable Impact of Early-Stage Business Models.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 2 (2023), Issue 4, pp. 283–302
840 Views259 Downloads
Article    15 November 2023
Irina Di Ruocco
This article is part of the Special Issue Capturing the Sustainable Impact of Early-Stage Business Models.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 2 (2023), Issue 4, pp. 259–282
847 Views284 Downloads
Article    11 November 2023
Sevasti Malisiova and Stella Kostopoulou
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 2 (2023), Issue 4, pp. 241–258
895 Views272 Downloads
Article    6 October 2023
Felice Diekel, Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner
This article is part of the Special Issue Capturing the Sustainable Impact of Early-Stage Business Models.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 2 (2023), Issue 4, pp. 207–223
1754 Views457 Downloads
Article    22 September 2023
Carlo Berizzi, Margherita Capotorto, Gaia Nerea Terlicher and Luca Trabattoni
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability
Volume 2 (2023), Issue 4, pp. 185–206
1109 Views436 Downloads
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