Sustainable development & Territories

Reflections on sustainable development in territories (economy, agriculture, urbanism, energy, transport…) in France and abroad.

Photo : Barriers to sustainable food consumption and production in China: A fuzzy DEMATEL analysis from a circular economy perspective

Barriers to sustainable food consumption and production in China: A fuzzy DEMATEL analysis from a circular economy perspective

The global agri-food sector is in a dire need of transitioning into sustainable consumption and production patterns. The circular economy concept offers a viable pathway to improve resource efficiency and recover value from food loss and waste. Although China has made circular economy a strategic component of its national development strategy, it has faced multiple barriers […]

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Photo : China-to-FOB price transmission in the rare earth elements market and the endof Chinese export restrictions

China-to-FOB price transmission in the rare earth elements market and the endof Chinese export restrictions

Rare earth elements (REEs) are important forvarious consumer electronics such as smartphones, CD and DVD players. More importantly, REEs are essential forthe exit from fossilenergy and the transition towards a low-carbon economywith applications ranging from clean energy tech-nologies such as wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, and hybrid and electric vehicles.Chinais the number one provider of REEs […]

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Photo : Antecedents of social sustainability noncompliance in the Indian apparel sector

Antecedents of social sustainability noncompliance in the Indian apparel sector

Consumers expect global apparel suppliers to adhere to strict social sustainability standards following several deadly noncompliance incidents. This study provides a unique contribution to social sustainability governance by utilizing a causal-effect analysis to classify noncompliance antecedents into causal and effect groups and analyze the interactions. Combining a structured Delphi technique, involving thirty senior manufacturing professionals […]

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