The article identifies the main conditions and problems of introducing energy-efficient technologies for business in Ukraine and considers the design experience of building green commercial buildings that have been erected in recent years (innovative parks UNIT.City in Kiev and LvivTech.City in Lviv, on the Sobachie mouth peninsula, Astarta Business Center in Kiev, etc.) It has been established that the main problem of introducing energy-efficient technologies in public commercial projects is the insufficient participation of the state in financing and stimulating business.
The article presents literature overview of scientific insights into sustainable development concept highlighted by Ukrainian and foreign researches. The key idea is to investigate different approaches to the translation and interpretation of the “sustainable development” and “business sustainability” phenomenon elaborated by Ukrainian scientists and to compare them with definitions, presented by internationally recognized researches.
The world tendencies of popularization of ecological elements of sustainable mobility and the results of their introduction in Lviv on the way to sustainable development are considered in the article. Examples of implementation of the Sustainable Mobility Plan in the city in accordance with the set priorities are given: residents, public transport, ecological means of transportation, private transport. The development of infrastructure for individual environmental means of mobility and public transport is analyzed.
The article describes the main prerequisites for the sustainable development of the Ukrainian economy, based on statistical data analysis. Firstly, the authors examine three dimensions of sustainable development (according to the TBL approach) based on official macroeconomic indicators. Secondly, the authors offer to consider three areas of the national economy as the main potential for sustainable development of the national economy. Based on it, the authors elaborate recommendations for boosting most attractive areas and harmonizing all aspects of sustainable development.
The paper presents the results of a circular economy study and the benefit of implementing this concept in Ukraine, based on the experience of the European Union, and provides recommendations from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the European Commission, which should be taken into account by governments in view of the critical environmental situation in the world. Possibilities of formation and development of circular business models in Ukraine on the example of the best European practices in the field of waste management are substantiated.
In the field of waste management, Ukraine is far behind the EU countries, which is, in particular, a consequence of the existing linear model of the economy, and creates significant risks for the environment and the population.
The II International Scientific Symposium "Sustainable Development - State and Prospects" (SDEV'2020), organized by the Viacheslav Chornovil Institute of Sustainable Development, was held in the training camp "Polytechnic-2" in Slavske, Lviv Region on February 12-15, 2020. The symposium was co-organized by the Ukrainian Environmental League.
The modern development of the state and the ever-growing competitive struggle require the search for new, more effective strategic capabilities of enterprises, among which social responsibility is of great importance. A comprehensive socio-economic study of social responsibility in Ukraine is now a time requirement.
The existing conceptual approaches to assessment of the environmental security of the Eastern Carpathians have been analyzed. The original vision of the mechanism for maintaining sustainable development in the Pokutsko-Bukovinian Carpathians mountain ecosystem is proposed. The methodological approach used to determine the ecological status and the level of environmental safety of mountain areas is based on the use of sanitary-ecological indicators as sensitive determiners of environmental changes under the influence of the anthropogenic factor.
This study was provided to reveal the potential for the development of river transport in Ukraine.