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Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 1637-1650; doi:10.3390/su7021637

Sustainable Development and Technological Impact on CO2 Reducing Conditions in Romania

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Engineering, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Bd. Victoriei No.10, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
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Department of Management, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Piata Victoria No.2, 300006 Timisoara, Romania
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Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, Insubria University of Varese, via G.B. Vico 46, I-21100 Varese, Italy
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Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Italy & University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento, Italy
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Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, Insubria University of Varese, via G.B. Vico 46, I-21100 Varese, Italy
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Department of Energy Production and Use, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313, Sector 6, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 3 January 2015 / Accepted: 22 January 2015 / Published: 3 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Resources)
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Abstract

Climate change is a reality all over the world, and its complexity is increasing. Therefore, sustainability has become a national and international concern, ingrained in many organizational processes. The ability of organizations to respond to sustainability concerns is sometimes hindered by the complexity of integrating sustainability into business models and by the need to rethink their strategic directions. In Romania, sustainable development has become a priority for businesses, but even though companies are showing some concern, there are yet to demonstrate any full commitment (they are mainly concerned with areas such as society and the environment). This paper assesses Romania’s involvement in the adoption of actions directed toward the reduction of pollutants and greenhouse gases, namely actions focused on reducing the main causes of pollution. This analysis compares the situation in Romania with that of the European Union. The main concerns can be categorized according to four sectors, which produce the highest quantity of carbon dioxide emissions in the world: the energy sector, the transport sector, the waste sector and the industry sector. The last section of this paper deals with the carbon footprint of Romania and its implications. View Full-Text
Keywords: CO2; energy; GHG; sustainable development; transport CO2; energy; GHG; sustainable development; transport
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Cioca, L.-I.; Ivascu, L.; Rada, E.C.; Torretta, V.; Ionescu, G. Sustainable Development and Technological Impact on CO2 Reducing Conditions in Romania. Sustainability 2015, 7, 1637-1650.

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