The concept of sustainable islands: cleaner production, industrial ecology and the network paradigm as preconditions for regional sustainable development
Heinz Peter Wallner; Michael Narodoslawsky
Journal of Cleaner Production 2(3-4): 167-171
ISSN/ISBN: 0959-6526 DOI: 10.1016/0959-6526(94)90039-6
This paper introduces a bottom-up approach towards sustainability which is called the Island approach. The basic assumption of 'Islands of Sustainability' is that development towards sustainability can be introduced starting from small sustainable regions. An Island is an area where sustainability is reached locally.