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Industrial Ecology for Sustainable Development: Six Controversies in Theory Building

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  • Jouni Korhonen

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This article is building the theory for the scientific field of industrial ecology. For this, the industrial ecosystem (IE) concept is used. IE uses the model of sustainable ecosystems in unsustainable industrial systems for making progress towards the vision of the industrial ecosystem. Six controversies are revealed and identified as research challenges. I invite all those who are interested in industrial ecology to respond to this contribution.

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  • Jouni Korhonen, 2005. "Industrial Ecology for Sustainable Development: Six Controversies in Theory Building," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 14(1), pages 83-112, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:env:journl:ev13:ev1405
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    Keywords

    Sustainable development; industrial ecology; industrial ecosystem; controversies; theory building;

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    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development

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