The IAFOR Academic Review | Volume 1 | Issue 9

Posted: December 14, 2015
Category: IAFOR Academic Review, News



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The IAFOR Academic Review | Volume 1 | Issue 9

Editorial Committee Introduction

Welcome to Issue 9 Volume 1 of The IAFOR Academic Review. One of the central missions of The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is to provide avenues for academics and researchers to be international, intercultural and interdisciplinary. One of the ways in which we do this is through our in-house magazine Eye Magazine, our various conference proceedings, our journals, and now beginning in 2015, our special editions of The IAFOR International Academic Review. In this edition we, the editorial committee, bring together a further selection of interesting contributions from our prior IAFOR Conferences with respect to the discussion of Sustainable Development and the Environment. Sustainable Development is ultimately about the interplay between people and ecologies by helping to meet the world’s growing resource needs economically, culturally, socially and environmentally in the most responsible way possible. It is also about not taking the environment that we all share for granted and making sure that our resource use has equity placed at the centre of its use and management. Not just for today but also for the future. The papers selected by the editorial committee for this special edition certainly reflect the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary approach that lies at the heart of both IAFOR and the global goals of sustainable development and the environments we work and live in.

Michael Liam Kedzlie
Editorial Committee
The IAFOR Academic Review


How Does the Energy Industry Deal with Climate Change? Perception and Actions of the Energy Industry on Climate Change
By Yeon Ji Kim, Korea University, South Korea & Ju Youn Kang, The Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, South Korea

Resource Consumption, Material Flow and Economic Growth: the Case of the Philippines
By Marianne Faith G. Martinico-Perez, Keijiro Okuoka & Hiroki Tanikawa, Nagoya University, Japan

Surveying Historic Buildings: Valuing Sustainability in Places of Worship
By Magdalini Makrodimitri & James W.P. Campbell University of Cambridge, UK

Firm Level Motivations and Barriers for Initiating Sustainability Transitions in the Norwegian Energy System
By Tyson Weaver & Marcus Steen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Waste Management and Pollution Control in the Lake Malawi Basin: Harnessing Synergies from Various Sectors for Sustainable Lake Basin Management
By Clara L. Chidammodzi & Victor S. Muhandiki, Nagoya University, Japan

Urban Agriculture’s Synergies with Ecological and Social Sustainability: Food, Nature, and Community
By George Martin, Centre for Environmental Strategy University of Surrey, UK

An Analysis of the Comprehensive Effectiveness of Tokyo’s Climate Policies
By Miho Kamei, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan


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