Title: An empirical study on the relationship between resource footprints and quality of life in the context of environmentally sustainable development
Language: English
Authors: Cibulka, Stefan 
Qualification level: Diploma
Advisor: Giljum, Stefan 
Issue Date: 2019
Number of Pages: 87
Qualification level: Diploma
Abstract: 
Regression analyses show that the relationship between various resource footprints and quality of life generally follows a logarithmic path of development, while resource footprints and GDP per capita are linearly connected. Departing from the path of development and its development clusters, the concepts of decoupling, planetary and social boundaries can be added, showing that decoupling and green growth might not be sufficient to achieve environmentally sustainable development (ESD), if planetary boundaries have already been transgressed. Accordingly, a new model of ESD has been developed, supporting the concepts of a-growth and post-growth, which can be utilized as point of departure for further research towards a new, more comprehensive model. Development clusters along the path of development can be utilized for SDG prioritization and to adopt environmentally differentiated CDM strategies.
Keywords: Environmentally Sustainable Development; Resource Footprints; Quality of Life; Decoupling; post-Growth; Planetary Boundaries; Sustainable Development Goals; Ecological Economics
Environmentally Sustainable Development; Resource Footprints; Quality of Life; Decoupling; post-Growth; Planetary Boundaries; Sustainable Development Goals; Ecological Economics
URI: https://resolver.obvsg.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-126342
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/8545
Library ID: AC15391427
Organisation: E017 - Continuing Education Center 
Publication Type: Thesis
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