Sustainability as a Strategy for the Commons

Biagio F. Giannetti*, Feni Agostinho, Cecília M.V.B. Almeida, Zhifeng Yang, Gengyuan Liu, Linda Hancock, Natalie Ralph, Bimal Arora

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The overexploitation of commons under the purpose of economic growth (i.e. the business-as-usual pattern) is resulting in serious environmental and social damages in many regions around the world. This claim for efforts to better understand the human-nature nexus that would support public policies focused on a real societal development. A sustainable development is mandatory, and for such a goal, higher amount of studies on the most diverse systems and topics are necessary to support better-oriented public policies. This special issue brings research show cases focused on the different aspects under the large umbrella of sustainability concept, including environmental assessments of production systems, natural-social interaction, and the current important theme of happiness. It is expected that the presented studies may collaborate to spread information on the strategy for the commons and, maybe, support further studies regarding such an important topic for a sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Environmental Accounting and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019


  • Cleaner production
  • Cross content analysis
  • Eco-design
  • Happiness
  • Human-nature nexus
  • Tourism
  • Used lubricating oil


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