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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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Computational Algorithms for Sustainability Assessment

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 3(2) (2015) 87--88 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2015.06.001

Antonino Marvuglia$^{1}$, Beniamino Murgante$^{2}$, Enrico Benetto$^{1}$

$^{1}$ Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST),ERIN - Environmental Research & Innovation Department,41, rue du Brill, L-4422 Belvaux, Luxembourg

$^{2}$ School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, 10 Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano, 85100, Potenza, Italy

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Due to the increasingly complex environmental system problems science and society have to deal with, an integrated methodological framework for sustainability assessment is by nature rooted in an interdisciplinary approach. In particular, practical implementation and monitoring, to manage the transition from business-as-usual to sustainable development paths for the concerned stakeholders requires improving the knowledge (and the capacity to communicate it) on linkages between the key types of resources, the resources and the environment and the resources and the economy. The underlying challenges are inherently integrated and shall be pursued in combination. That is why an integrated approach is essential. This special issue aims at presenting research show cases which bridge together different research communities, especially Computational Geography, Environmental Informatics and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which have so far come to common grounds only in a few cases.