Environ Dev Sustain https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0196-x Contributions for the use of qualitative indicators: an analysis of Itaipu Power Plant’s Sustainability Program 1 2 3 Fabricio Baron Mussi · Aline Alvares Melo · Ubiratã Tortato Received: 31 August 2017 / Accepted: 4 June 2018 © Springer Nature B.V. 2018 Abstract In recent years, we have been witnessing a change in the impact and reper- cussions sustainability issues have on society. For governments and corporations alike, sustainability is a high priority theme connected to strategy. Biodiversity conservation is considered a national security matter by many countries. In this perspective and due to its complexity, the concern with the evaluation of sustainability programs becomes increas- ingly implicit. There is a growing trend toward the advocacy of participative governance, which takes into account the perceptions of people affected by programs and actions, including that of communities, in decision-making. In this context, the objective of this study is to analyze some environmental programs based on Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant’s strategic sustainability plan, considering existing quantitative indicators, and proposing complementary qualitative ones. This program was analyzed using a qualitative research approach, including interviews, analysis of reports, and technical visits (in situ observa- tion). It was observed that the program includes permanent and integrated actions for the protection of
"Environment, Development and Sustainability" – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 6, 2018
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