The 13th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network - Integration and Communication: A Clear Route to Sustainability?, July 2-6, 2006 of GIN

Session 24
Monday, July 3, 2006
3:45 PM-5:15 PM
GIN Futures Workshop I: Evaluating Sustainable Development Research and Progress
Over the past decade sustainable development has been a central element in many conferences, books, Ph.D. theses, public policies, and corporate strategies. Yet, the question is, What has it brought us? Do we now understand what changes are necessary to realize sustainable development? Are we any closer to realizing these changes or developing strategies for them? Which actors, partnerships, and strategies are the most successful, and why? Or are the only tangible results new jobs for researchers and consultants? Time to take stock. The Greening of Industry Network took up this challenge at its April 2005 meeting in the Netherlands. The purpose of this workshop at GIN2006 is to continue development of the research and evaluation project started last year by soliciting input from the GIN2006 delegates and forming a team to carry the project to its next steps or survey design, literature review, and proposal writing.

Technical Program

The 13th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network - Integration and Communication: A Clear Route to Sustainability?, July 2-6, 2006