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Matthias Finkbeiner

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Institute of Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Annekatrin Lehmann

9 shared publications

Institute of Environmental Technology; Technische Universität Berlin; Berlin Germany

Lisa Winter

7 shared publications

Department of Sustainable Engineering; Technical University Berlin; Germany

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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Application Options of the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI)—Assessing the Status of Sustainable Development an... Ya-Ju Chang, Annekatrin Lehmann, Lisa Winter, Matthias Finkb... Published: 02 July 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071391
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The needs of children and their vulnerability to diseases, violence and poverty are different from those of adults. The Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) was thus developed in previous work to evaluate the status of sustainable development for countries with a focus on children and triple-bottom-line thinking. This study proposes application options to put the SCDI into practice. The SCDI can be performed similarly to existing development indices, for comparing and tracing the performance of sustainable development on different geographic levels and between population groups. In addition, the SCDI can be integrated into existing social sustainability assessment approaches (e.g., Social Life Cycle Assessment and Social Organizational Life Cycle Assessment) and databases (e.g., The Social Hotspots Database) to take children into account and enhance impact assessment of social sustainability assessment approaches. As an exemplification, this study demonstrates the application of the SCDI framework to support the development of social impact pathways. Due to the importance of tertiary education in reducing poverty, a preliminary social impact pathway addressing completion of tertiary education was established. By putting the SCDI into practice, the SCDI can support decision making in child as well as sustainable development policies.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation The Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) for Countries Ya-Ju Chang, Annekatrin Lehmann, Lisa Winter, Matthias Finkb... Published: 14 May 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10051563
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Despite the relevance of children in inheriting and shaping society, an index assessing sustainable development with a focus on children is missing. To tackle this gap, this study established the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) by considering child development topics in the context of inter-generational equity and applying indicators with available statistical data on country level. The SCDI at present addresses health, education, safety, economic status and environmental aspects described by 25 indicators. By taking reference points derived from the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SCDI scores for the year 2015 were calculated for 138 countries and then classified into four sustainable child development levels (very high, high, medium and low). The results showed great regional inequality on the status of sustainable child development. European countries generally have better status of sustainable child development. By contrast, 90% of African and 76% of Asian countries were classified as countries with medium and low levels. Moreover, the comparison of the SCDI, the Human Development Index (HDI) and the Child Development Index (CDI) based on correlation analysis and 10-year (2006–2015) country rankings demonstrated that the SCDI can complement existing development indices to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of sustainable development.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Assessing carbon dioxide emission reduction potentials of improved manufacturing processes using multiregional input out... Hauke Ward, Mia Burger, Ya-Ju Chang, Paul Fürstmann, Sabrina... Published: 01 October 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.062
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Environmental energy efficiency of single wire and tandem gas metal arc welding Gunther Sproesser, Ya-Ju Chang, Andreas Pittner, Matthias Fi... Published: 12 April 2017
Welding in the World, doi: 10.1007/s40194-017-0460-y
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Article 5 Reads 2 Citations Screening Indicators for the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) Ya-Ju Chang, Annekatrin Lehmann, Matthias Finkbeiner Published: 29 March 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9040518
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Since children are the key stakeholders supporting and being affected by sustainable development, the framework for the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) was proposed. It addresses social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development by considering seven relevant themes of child development, i.e., health, education, safety, economic status, relationship, environmental aspects and participation. However, an indicator set for initiating the SCDI is still missing. In this study, indicators for the themes, subthemes and criteria of SCDI are identified from literature and then analyzed regarding data availability. Sixty-six indicators with statistical data covering at least 100 countries are selected as the indicator set for the SCDI. The results indicate that data availability is best for indicators describing the themes of health and education, and worst for indicators addressing the themes of relationship and participation. Furthermore, 21 subthemes and 50 criteria described by indicators with limited data availability are identified for future indicator and data development. By providing an initial indicator set and screening the indicators with regard to data availability, the practicality of the SCDI framework is expected. Furthermore, the indicator set can serve as a potential indicator pool for other child and sustainable development related studies.
Article 2 Reads 5 Citations Energy efficiency and environmental impacts of high power gas metal arc welding Gunther Sproesser, Ya-Ju Chang, Andreas Pittner, Matthias Fi... Published: 25 January 2017
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, doi: 10.1007/s00170-017-9996-7
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