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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges
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Teresa Domenech Aparisi

Extraction and consumption of resources have reached historical heights during the last decade. This has allowed for the rapid industrialisation of emerging economies but has also aggravated global problems such as growing volumes of waste, climate change and loss of biodiversity. Commodity markets have also experienced profound changes as increased demand has led to higher volatility (e.g. between 2000 and 2010 metal prices increased by 250% (ECORYS, 2012), followed by important price drops after 2011). Concerns have also been raised about scarcity and geopolitical implications for a number of raw materials that are critical in modern technologies (ECORYS, 2014). These changes have sparked ...

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