Environmental certification is becoming the main toot for applications of sustainable development principles. The European Regulation Emas and the international standard ISO 14001 both require for certification, to perform environmental management system to prevent environmental impacts and to continuously improve environmental performance. For a good environmental performance evaluation (EPE), certification needs to use scientific methodologies and to interface with scientific research; here we proposed emergy analysis as a valid method for EPE and emergetic environmental performance and condition indicators (EPIs, ECIs) to monitor a territorial system: Ravenna province (Italy). Together with emergy indicators were selected other indicators for a deeper EPE: emitted/adsorbed CO2, energy consumptions, air and water pollution measures. The paper showed that Ravenna system has a good environmental performance and demonstrated how different indicators from the most advanced chemical research (chemical-physical, analytical, etc.) contribute to a complete EPE of a complex territorial system and are useful for environmental certification and sustainable development.
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|Titolo:||Environmental certification: a scientific tool for sustainability. Evaluation of possible indicators for the Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) of Ravenna Province (ITALY)|
|Rivista:||ANNALI DI CHIMICA|
|Citazione:||M., P., Marchettini, N., & R., R. (2003). Environmental certification: a scientific tool for sustainability. Evaluation of possible indicators for the Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) of Ravenna Province (ITALY). ANNALI DI CHIMICA, 93(4), 429-438.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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