Sustainable Development and Climate Change

K. S. Getvoldsen, T. E. Butt, C. House, F. Ferreira

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The sustainable development philosophy can be regarded as the most multi- and interdisciplinary field. On the other hand, climate change, which is relatively a new field, has yet been evolving as another significantly multi- and interdisciplinary field. Both, the sustainable development and climate change have many factors in common ranging from socio-economic to the environment. However, commonality between the two has so far been studied insufficiently. This paper is to advance knowledge in this direction, specifically considering the Climate Change Act 2008 of the UK that legally binds the country to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). By employing the UK housing sector as a case study, it is demonstrated via numerical calculations that even partly insulating the existing UK housing stock, legal targets of the Act can almost be met for that sector. Links are also drawn between climate change and sustainable development and that how addressing climate change can directly and indirectly help meeting the national sustainability agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sustainability Science and Research
EditorsWalter Leal Filho
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319630076
ISBN (Print)9783319630069
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventWorld Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the 2030 United Nations (UN) Agenda for Sustainable Development - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Sustainability Science and Research
ISSN (Print)2199-7373
ISSN (Electronic)2199-7381


ConferenceWorld Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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