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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,John A. Boyd
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849770476
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.

Achieving Sustainable Development

Achieving Sustainable Development

  • Author: Ann Dale,John Bridger Robinson
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 9780774805407
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 303
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Achieving Sustainable Development explores how well Canada hasmet the Earth Summit's targets and attempts to find ways in whichthe public can become involved in such issues. Its authors stress theimportance of integration of information from various fields and seekto stimulate the exchange of knowledge among the academic community,government, non-governmental organizations and industry. Thecontributors look far beyond merely identifying and analyzing selectedissues and problems. To facilitate public discussion and to affectpolicy development, at least one initiative is proposed and detailedfor each problem identified.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

A History

  • Author: Anne E. Egelston
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400748787
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 118
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This book documents the influence of nongovernmental organizations on the rise of the sustainable development movement in international politics. It adds to the body of scholarly research on non-governmental organizations, by examining their political influence during the first two decades of international environmental politics - from the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 to the establishment of the World Conference on Environment and Development in 1982. NGOs wielded their rational moral authority to achieve their goals in attending environmental mega-conferences. In turn, these successes gave rise to a symbiotic relationship with the United Nations Environment Program and secured a seemingly permanent position at not only the negotiating table, but also the inner hallways and back rooms of the United Nations.

Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making

Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making

Theory, Practise and Quality Assurance

  • Author: Anneke von Raggamby,Frieder Rubik
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 178195352X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: · examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; · highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; · looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; · addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; · discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policy-making and evaluation.

Psychology of Sustainable Development

Psychology of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter Schmuck
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402070129
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 327
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Human activity overuses the resources of the planet at a rate that will severely compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Changes toward sustainability need to begin within the next few years or environmental deterioration will become irreversible. Thus the need to develop a mindset of sustainable development - the ability of society to meet its needs without permanently compromising the earth's resources - is pressing. The Psychology of Sustainable Development clarifies the meaning of the term and describes the conditions necessary for it to occur. With contributions from an international team of policy shapers and makers, the book will be an important reference for environmental, developmental, social, and organizational psychologists, in addition to other social scientists concerned with the impact current human activity will have on the prospects of future generations.

Environment & Sustainable Development

Environment & Sustainable Development

  • Author: Sundar
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788131300206
  • Category: Environmental economics
  • Page: 282
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Business Strategy for Sustainable Development

Business Strategy for Sustainable Development

Leadership and Accountability for the 90's

  • Author: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788110489
  • Category: Business
  • Page: 116
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Determines the role of bus. in SD and the market and profit opportunities it presents; defines the strategic choices available to bus. enterprises in relation to SD and the environment, the internat'l. usage of each strategy, and the determinants involved; assesses how managing for SD will require revisions to current mgmt. systems; explores in detail the stakeholder relations and corp. reporting aspects of the mgmt. system; and recommends action by gov't. , bus., and other parties that would encourage bus. enterprises to contribute more actively to global SD.

Economic Policies for Sustainable Development

Economic Policies for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Thomas Sterner
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792326809
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 332
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This book describes the state of the art when it comes to the use of economic instruments in policy making throughout the world. These new and innovative instruments, such as green taxes and tradeable permits, can cut the costs of environmental programs considerably and thereby increase the chances that the very necessary -- but also very expensive -- programs actually will be implemented. The book describes and discusses the successes and difficulties encountered in various countries both industrial, developing and transitional. It is intended to bridge the gap, not just between economic theory and environmental issues, but also the gap to practical policy making. With its special combination of environmental interest, economic knowhow and its wide geographical coverage, from the U.S. to China and from Tanzania to Uruguay or Estonia, it will be of interest to both students of economics, development issues and environmental science, as well as to researchers and policy makers in national and international bodies.

Governance for Sustainable Development

Governance for Sustainable Development

A Foundation for the Future

  • Author: Georgina Ayre,Rosalie Callway
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849771480
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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As the process of globalization continues and power imbalances between decision-making institutions become increasingly apparent, the need for a critical assessment of the way in which we manage our interaction with the natural environment becomes ever more urgent. Good governance was identified at the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a critical factor for ensuring successful sustainable development. This book builds on the briefing papers that were presented at the Summit, taking further the discussions of the WEHAB agenda (Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture and food, and Biodiversity - the five international priority sectors highlighted by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan). This is a unique offering on the role and reform of global institutions and processes, raising issues that have previously been neglected in international discussions.

Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges for the Financial Services Sector : International Roundtable Meeting on Finance and the Environment, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, 16-17 November 2000

  • Author: Deutsche Bank
  • Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
  • ISBN: 9280719912
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 32
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The complexities of globalization and the drive for sustainability are creating a myriad of new challenges and opportunities for the world of finance. This publication presents some of the discussions that took place at a UNEP Roundtable held on 16-17 November 2000. Some of the issues covered include challenges and opportunities for banking, insurance and asset management industries; environmental management and reporting; performance indicators; micro-financing schemes; and the social aspects of corporate responsibility in a global context.

Innovation, education and communication for sustainable development

Innovation, education and communication for sustainable development

  • Author: Walter Leal Filho,Filho Walter Leal
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 763
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Education for Sustainable Development presents a vision of education that seeks to empower people to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future. There are many different stakeholders in sustainable development whose participation is essential if long-term developments are to be achieved: governments and intergovernmental bodies, the mass media, the civil society and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and formal education institutions (i.e. schools, universities, research and training institutes). But despite the need for concerted efforts, truly cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary projects and practical activities are seldom seen. In addition, there are few publications where the subject matters of education, innovation and communication - as they apply to sustainable development - are approached in an integrated way. This book combines approaches, methods and analyses which illustrate the contribution of innovation, education and communication to the cause of sustainable development. It is prepared as part of the INTERREG IIIB (North Sea) Project « SmartLIFE, a partnership between three EU regions - Germany, Sweden and the UK. It is also a further means of support to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, since there is a paucity of academic and at the same time practice-related books which go over and above the theory of education and of sustainable development and move on to address the various problems related to it.

The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231539002
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit http://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Economics and Environment in the Third World

  • Author: David Pearce,Edward Barbier,Anil Markandya
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134159064
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 230
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Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jennifer A. Elliott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415590728
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 361
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This text examines the complex challenges presented by the goal of sustainable development at the local and global level. Areas covered include the challenges and opportunities for the developing world in the search for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics

Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics

  • Author: Philip A. Lawn
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1845428951
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 467
  • View: 3086
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The book covers a wide range of concepts pertaining to the sustainable development and successfully captures the inter-connectivity of environmental preservation and sustainable development. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics . . . this book is authoritative, objective and essential reading for academics and policymakers concerned with the application of indicators of sustainable development. It takes great care to emphasize what has worked, what has not and what should be our future priorities for research; the combination of these features certainly sets it apart from some other texts in the field. Lee M. Stapleton, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management This book presents a comprehensive collection of essays from some of the world s leading experts, surveying and highlighting both the potential and the limitations of a number of indicators specifically designed to measure sustainable development. Illustrative applications are presented throughout in order to demonstrate the value of the approaches discussed. This book is highly recommended for all those who are interested in a better understanding of what sustainable development is and its likely associated indicators, and ultimately aims to contribute to a better foundation for public decision-making. Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Venice International University, Cà Foscari University, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice, Italy and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, national governments have introduced a range of policy measures designed to steer their economies along a more sustainable path. Yet how are we to know how successful these have been? This significant new book discusses the ways in which sustainable development indicators can be improved in order to both assess the impact of past policies and avoid the repetition of previous failings. Covering a broad range of indicators relating to national accounts, aggregate welfare, natural capital, ecosystem health and human environment interactions, this volume provides an important assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each. With contributions from some of the most eminent scholars in the field, the book competently analyses the various methods of measuring the sustainable development performance of nations, and suggests many ways in which these can be developed and improved. While the contributors might offer conflicting views, the message they convey is universal the quest for appropriate sustainable development indicators is critically important if we are ever to bring about a fairer, sustainable and more efficient world.

International Law and Sustainable Development

International Law and Sustainable Development

  • Author: Alistair Rieu-Clarke
  • Publisher: IWA Publishing
  • ISBN: 1843390752
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 268
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Implementing the goal of sustainable development has long been heralded as the means by which the needs of both present and future generations can be met. However, finding a long-term balance between economic, social and environmental interests, the basic tenet of sustainable development, has proved largely illusive in practice. This book shows that while a number of legal frameworks to help promote the goal of sustainable development have been proposed at the international level they fail to fully capture the essence of sustainable development and international law's capacity to support its implementation. The book offers a critical analysis of past attempts to develop legal frameworks for promoting sustainable development at the international level, and advocates for a fresh approach based on lessons learnt from the law of international watercourses. The book is divided into four sections. The first section includes an overview of the topic area and an understanding of international law. In section two the book explores the meaning of sustainable development and considers the term's relationship with international law. A detailed analysis of how the law of international watercourses seeks to reconcile competing economic, social and environmental interests is carried out in section three. The book concludes with a section advocating the need for a fresh approach to international law and sustainable development and offering the foundations for this approach based on lessons learnt from the law of international watercourses.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

  • Author: Olav Stokke
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714634494
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 132
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

  • Author: John Tillman Lyle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471178439
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Landscape Architecture Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Winner, 1994 Merit Award for Communications, American Society of Landscape Architects "Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development is nothing less than a user's manual for planet Earth that integrates the principles of ecological design with practical realities better than anything I've read. John Lyle has written the best book now available on the theory and practice of sustainability . . . essential reading for natural resource professionals, architects, planners, educators, environmentalists, and the general public." --David W. Orr, Professor and Chair Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College. "John Lyle has written a splendid book, Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. It is perfectly topical; it is committed to the unity of art and science, design and planning, man and nature. It is itself exemplary, and it is a repository of exemplary adaptations. It has carried the environmental movement to a new threshold of ecological planning and design. It should be widely read and employed." --Ian L. McHarg, FASLA. "In these times of widespread urban stress and regional disruption, the cogent thoughts of John Tillman Lyle on sustainable cities are on target and highly constructive. They are must reading for planning professionals and all concerned citizens." --John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. "More designers need to broaden their horizons in the way John Lyle has put forth in this book. In general, there are far too few land planners, landscape architects, or architects who have any working procedure that approximates what sustainable design entails. This book provides important historical background and contemporary experience to help guide the way."--Pliny Fisk III, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. From the despoliation of our rivers and lakes by industrial runoff to the destruction of our atmosphere by sulphur emissions and CFCs, production cycles based on a one-way flow of materials and energy have pushed us to the brink of environmental collapse. It is time for a change, and in this groundbreaking book, John Tillman Lyle offers us a blueprint for implementing that change. This book provides civil engineers, architects, land development planners, and others with practical, realistic approaches to reversing this deadly course. Throughout, the emphasis is on proven regenerative practices for water use, land use, energy use, and building design. Most importantly, it provides ways to reestablish connections between people and nature, between art and science, and between technology and daily life.

The Sustainable Development Paradox

The Sustainable Development Paradox

Urban Political Economy in the United States and Europe

  • Author: Rob Krueger,David Gibbs
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1593854986
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 310
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Sustainability--with its promise of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental integrity--is hardly a controversial goal. Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations. This thought-provoking book reexamines sustainability conceptually and as it actually exists on the ground, with a particular focus on Western European and North American urban contexts. Topics include critical theoretical engagements with the concept of sustainability; how sustainability projects map onto contemporary urban politics and social justice movements; the spatial politics of conservation planning and resource use; and what progressive sustainability practices in the context of neoliberalism might look like.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Capabilities, Needs, and Well-being

  • Author: Felix Rauschmayer,Ines Omann,Johannes Frühmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136886761
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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This groundbreaking new work establishes links between sustainable development, needs, well-being, and the capabilities approach that is central to human development and the United Nations Development Programme. By challenging the role of people in sustainability policy, this collection’s argument refocuses sustainable development on needs and makes it easier for people to relate positively to its core values. This exciting new book incites a whole new way of looking at sustainable development. Even though the word ‘needs’ is central to the most popular definition of sustainable development, the concepts of needs and capabilities remain within the debate on human development, without going further into intergenerational justice or environmental protection. The discussion of needs reaches non-academics in a more direct way than talking about abstract thresholds, substitutability and other issues dear to academic debate on sustainability. This collection links the questions of intra- and intergenerational justice with issues of quality of life, life courses, and well-being. Dealing with needs entails dealing with deeper layers of consciousness, revealing emotions and questioning habits and values. In this way, the collection presents an opportunity for substantial social change as well as a challenge for research and policy-making. This thought-provoking collection asks its readers to reconsider the role of needs based on the philosophical arguments presented, to understand how sustainability can become a part of the capability approach, to better consider the dependency of life chances on birth contingencies, and to see the relationship between capabilities, needs, and well-being in a different light. The editors finish by clarifying the possibilities and challenges of a needs-based sustainability policy for policy makers, and explain the role of deeply held values. This book should be of interest to postgraduates and researchers in Environmental and Ecological Economics, as well as many other disciplines including Political Economics, Social Ecology, Human Ecology, Sustainability Science and Developmental Politics.