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#1Samuel Alexander (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 8
#2Joshua Floyd (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 1
Last. Lorenz T. Keyßer (ETH Zurich)
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Abstract Many studies have concluded that the current global economy can transition from fossil fuels to be powered entirely by renewable energy. While supporting such transition, we critique analysis purporting to conclusively demonstrate feasibility. Deep uncertainties remain about whether renewables can maintain, let alone grow, the range and scale of energy services presently provided by fossil fuels. The more optimistic renewable energy studies rely upon assumptions that may be theoreticall...
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#1Sara Bannerman (McMaster University)H-Index: 3
Abstract The UN’s Agenda for Sustainable Development is being taken up throughout the international system, including at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This article examines WIPO’s approach to the sustainable development agenda in light of its past approaches to development. In the first part of this article, I outline some of the longstanding major critiques of the discourse of sustainability, noting that these critiques anticipated the current lamentable status of a susta...
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#1Yoshio Kamijo (Waseda University)H-Index: 5
Last. Yoichi Hizen (Kochi University of Technology)H-Index: 5
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Abstract What types of people are most concerned about the sustainability of our society? Does empowering such people in the political process influence us to make collective decisions that best serve the interests of future generations? This study invites 1,000 parents with children under the legal voting age and 1,000 parents with children over the legal voting age to an incentivized donation experiment in which a donation will be made to non-profit organizations committed to a better future s...
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#1Maria Vincenza Ciasullo (UNISA: University of Salerno)H-Index: 7
#2Rosalba MannaH-Index: 3
Last. Rocco Palumbo (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 1
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Abstract European countries strive to provide people with a timely and appropriate access to care. Different models and approaches are implemented for this purpose. Whilst scholars have proposed various taxonomies to point out the peculiarities of health system types, little is known about patients’ satisfaction with the health services provided by such systems. This prevents a vision of the future of health care. The article intends to fill this gap through an empirical analysis of secondary da...
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#1Yew-Kwang Ng (Fudan University)H-Index: 31
Abstract As there are many areas of inadequate optimization (departures), and resource limitation and information costs prevent the rectification of all these departures, the pursuit of a more desirable future through either private effective altruism or governmental policies is subset to the challenge of the second-best theory (where the presence of uncorrectable distortions complicates the pursuit of desirable policies elsewhere through interdependence). This is related to the indirect effects...
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Abstract The nature and level of individuals' exposure to technological systems has been explored previously and is briefly restated here. This paper demonstrates how the concept of technological exposure can be extended to generic needs of individuals, and further to the needs of populations of individuals and even as far as “existential threats” to humanity. Technological categories that incur high levels of population exposure are explored, and categories are described. A theoretical basis fo...
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#1Ming-Chuan Chiu (NTHU: National Tsing Hua University)
#2Hsin-Wei Hsu (THU: Tunghai University)
Last. Meng-Ying Lee (ITRI: Industrial Technology Research Institute)
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Abstract The challenges in future energy transition will be regional and seasonal nature of renewable energy and air pollution. Regional factors of air pollution involve regional equity, and only a few researches tackled long-term power planning with mitigation of air pollution. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a balanced long-term power planning model with compromise solutions and to decide the power generation configuration under seasonal, regional and air pollution factors in ad...
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