publication . Thesis . 2011

Evaluating national environmental sustainability: performance measures and influential factors for OECD-member countries featuring Canadian performance and policy implications

Calbick, Kenneth Stuart;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This research reviews five studies that evaluate national environmental sustainability with composite indices; performs uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of techniques for building a composite index; completes principal components factor analysis to help build subindices measuring waste and pollution, sustainable energy, sustainable food, nature conservation, and sustainable cities (Due to its current importance, the greenhouse gases (GHG) indicator is included individually as another policy measure.); analyses factors that seem to influence performance: climate, population growth, population density, economic output, technological development, industrial str...
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D.1) MODEL SUMMARIES ___________________________________239 ESPCI ......................................................................................... 239 Waste and Pollution..................................................................... 239 Sustainable Energy ..................................................................... 239 Sustainable Food......................................................................... 239 Nature Conservation.................................................................... 239 Sustainable Cities........................................................................ 240 Greenhouse Gas Emissions ........................................................ 240

D.2) MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANOVA RESULTS___________________241 ESPCI ......................................................................................... 241 Waste and Pollution..................................................................... 241 Sustainable Energy ..................................................................... 241 Sustainable Food......................................................................... 241 Nature Conservation.................................................................... 241 Sustainable Cities........................................................................ 242 Greenhouse Gas Emissions ........................................................ 242

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