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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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On the Systemic Assessment of a Sustainable University

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 2(1) (2014) 65--71 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2014.03.005

Francesco Gonella

Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Venice Ca' Foscari University, Dorsoduro 2137, 30123 Venezia, Italy

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In this paper, some motivations are discussed for an integrated approach in the study of complex environmental and socio-economic systems, based on the necessity of a systemic perspective wherever the drivers and the flows that control a system stability and evolution are strictly con- nected each other. The validity and the efficacy of the emergy-based analysis is then outlined for the general sustainability assessment of a University, and in particular for Venice Ca' Foscari University in Italy.


I would like to thank the anonymous Referees for the quality of their suggestions and comments.


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