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GISMO Global Integrated Sustainability MOdel
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Abstract: Sustainable Development deals with the links between the environment and development issues. These links are very complex, including many interrelations between social, economic and environmental developments. The Global Integrated Sustainability MOdel (GISMO) addresses the trade-offs between these developments and Quality of Life.

Quality of Life (its distribution, continuation and improvement) is taken as the main outcome of sustainable development, with health, poverty and education as its main pillars. It addresses Quality of Life in relation to the three sustainability domains: People-Planet-Profit. For these domains, specific global policy targets have been defined. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an example of a set of policy intentions which includes aspects of poverty, education, health, and environmental targets.

The model is especially applicable for addressing the inertia in the system, for example, the demographic transition and education dynamics. Furthermore, trade-offs between energy, agriculture and socio-economic developments can be analyzed. In addition, the effects of specific policies on human development and interaction with the environment can be addressed.

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Description: GISMO Global Integrated Sustainability MOdel
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Access Constraints
Users must provide their contact information before downloading the GISMO Global Integrated Sustainability MOdel.
Use Constraints
GISMO User Support System is the property of PBL, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, which holds the full right, title and interest in and to the copyright of GISMO User Support System. PBL is not obliged to offer any technical support.

Written publications in peer reviewed (scientific) journals or reports for international policy applications and applications for international organisations by the user of non-public domain data, in either raw or processed form, or research results obtained from the GUSS software or data files require written prior permission by GISMO's developers.

It is not allowed, without written permission of the GISMO’s developers, to distribute, license, or otherwise transfer GISMO to any other individual or institution; alter, modify, enhance or otherwise change GISMO User Support System; or use GISMO User Support System in conjunction with any other computer software. GISMO User Support System's developers will not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages in connection with or arising from the provision of, performance of or use of GISMO User Support System.

The GISMO User Support System’s developers request that if GISMO is used as the basis for any reports, publications and presentations, proper references is made to the GISMO User Support System and its related publications.
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Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: +31 30 2742077
Email: henk.hilderink at
Contact Address:
Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
City: Bilthoven
Country: The Netherlands
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 8 MB
Fees: No fees
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-11-13
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-11-17
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