Sustainable development requires implementing suitable policies integrating several competing objectives on economic, environmental, energy and social criteria. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) using goal programming is a popular and widely used technique to study decision problems in the face of multiple conflicting objectives. MCDA assists policy makers by providing clarity in choosing between alternatives for strategic planning and investments. In this paper, we propose a weighted goal programming model that integrates efficient allocation of resources to simultaneously achieve sustainability related goals on GDP growth, electricity consumption and GHG emissions. We validate the model with application to key economic sectors of the United Arab Emirates to achieve sustainable development goals by the year 2030. The model solution provides a quantitative justification and a basis for comparison in planning future energy requirements and an indispensable requirement to include renewable sources to satisfy long-term energy requirements.
|Titolo:||Multi-criteria model for sustainable development using goal programming applied to the United Arab Emirates|
LA TORRE, DAVIDE (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Energy consumption; GHG emissions; Multi-criteria analysis; Sustainability; Weighted goal programming model|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-S/06 - Metodi mat. dell'economia e Scienze Attuariali e Finanziarie|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-dic-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.enpol.2015.09.027|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|