This Book of Abstracts is the main publication of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) held in Bled, Slovenia, on 5-9 September 2004. It contains abstracts of the invited papers and contributed presentations. The meeting addressed subjects relating to science and innovation, but in Bled the main theme is "Sustainability of Livestock Systems". Also, important problems were discussed during the sessions of EAAP's nine Commissions: Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Management and Health, Animal Physiology, Livestock Farming Systems, Cattle Production, Sheep and Goat Production, Pig Production and Horse Production. In addition joint sessions on topics interesting several disciplines and species were included in the programme. A total of 2843 authors (741 abstracts) contributed to this publication.
In this study, the author constructs a systematic statistical framework for studying the environment and technology, the economy and society, and performs a series of analyses of the impact of human activities on the environment. The many topics analyzed include: energy consumption, resource use, water and air pollution, technology, recycling, and pollution prevention. From the theoretical perspective, Environmental Options: Accounting for Sustainability provides not only a model at the global level, but also at the level of individual industries, and for various social groups. Of equal significance, the framework also allows international linkages to be examined. The proposed framework will serve as a common yardstick in formulating environment policy in both developed and less developed countries, setting the standard for further international cooperation.