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Applying environmental performance indices towards an objective measure of sustainability in the Levant


  • George J. Nasr


An 'Environmental Diamond' for the Levant is proposed, similar to the World Bank's 'Development Diamond'. It would serve as a framework for evaluating ecosystem risk for the countries in the Jordan Basin that are currently facing a sustainability crisis. The approach followed by this paper was based on previous work carried out in East Asia. The result is an integrative index that reveals a general picture without concealing specific aspects of environmental quality.

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  • George J. Nasr, 2008. "Applying environmental performance indices towards an objective measure of sustainability in the Levant," International Journal of Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 11(1), pages 61-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijsusd:v:11:y:2008:i:1:p:61-73

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