Calendar

09.19.

2019. September 19.

27th EEAC Annual Conference, Lisbon

10.03.

2019. October 3.

Field trip, Copenhagen

10.30.

2019. October 30.

ESDN Annual Conference, Helsinki

11.08.

2019. November 8.

NFFT Board Meeting

News

null NCSD joins the Hungarian Circular Economy Platform

On April 15th 2019, Gábor Náray-Szabó, NCSD’s co-chair signed an agreement about NCSD’s entry into the Hungarian Circular Economy Platform.

Initiated by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, the platform promoting the transition to the circular economy was officially established in a ceremony on November 29th 2018.

The transition to the circular economy improves the resilience, flexibility of the global economy and promotes the achievement of the commitments of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

To ensure an effective collaboration, the corporate sector, the government and the scientific community should be equally engaged.

“The collaboration is designed to take action in the field of circular economy offering mutual benefits.”

Human

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Every generation needs human resources: knowledgeable and skilful individuals in appropriate quantity and in good health. Society cannot afford to lose the skills of the disadvantaged groups. Although there is no relevant statistical data, economic value of the human capital likely exceeded that of the material capital around the turn of the millennium, rendering humans the most important resources of the nation.

Natural

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Ecosystem services provided by natural resources are direct and indirect benefits for society, produced by natural and human-regulated ecosystems. Amongst the benefits are provisioning services (food, animal feed, raw material), natural cycle regulating services (climate stabilization, pollination, flood control), supporting services (nutrient cycling, soil formation), and cultural services (recreation, education, art inspiration).

Economic

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The basis of a society’s material growth is economic resources: physical capital, financial capital as storage and transmitter of value, technological knowledge in the form of intellectual property and know-how, and built environment. Entrepreneurs become the cornerstones of sustainable development by discovering the unexploited forms of value creation and managing the utilization of the majority of human, natural and human-created physical resources.

Social

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Moral norms and values, relationships and trust between individuals, as well as organizations, institutions, cultural activities and cultural heritage make up the social resources of a nation. Social capital is the result of historical development, therefore its quality is largely determined by the relation of individuals and organizations to the crucial stages of this development (national history), as well as to the intellectual and material recollections (cultural heritage).