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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: 9400748779
  • 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

Sustainable Development

Economics and Environment in the Third World

  • Author: David William Pearce,Edward Barbier,Anil Markandya
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 9781853830884
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 217
  • View: 6028
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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.

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

A transformational agenda for an insecure world

  • Author: Felix Dodds,Ambassador David Donoghue,Jimena Leiva Roesch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315527073
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of seventeen goals and 169 targets, with accompanying indicators, which were agreed by UN member states to frame their policy agendas for the fifteen-year period from 2015 to 2030. Written by three authors who have been engaged in the development of the SDGs from the beginning, this book offers an insider view of the process and a unique entry into what will be seen as one of the most significant negotiations and global policy agendas of the twenty-first century. The book reviews how the SDGs were developed, what happened in key meetings and how this transformational agenda, which took more than three years to negotiate, came together in September 2015. It dissects and analyzes the meetings, organizations and individuals that played key roles in their development. It provides fascinating insights into the subtleties and challenges of high-level negotiation processes of governments and stakeholders, and into how the SDGs were debated, formulated and agreed. It is essential reading for all interested in the UN, sustainable development and the future of the planet and humankind.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jennifer Elliott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136918264
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of sustainable development is explored through a detailed consideration of changing ideas and practices within environmentalism and development thinking. The text identifies the different actors involved (from institutions of global governance through to community based organisations), the policies and mechanisms through which sustainable development is being sought and considers the outcomes for particular groups and environments in both rural and urban contexts. This edition places stronger emphasis on the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. It explores how these issues are leading to deep questioning of what sustainable development is, what it should be, and how sustainable development policies and mechanisms are being reconsidered. The book gives new consideration to the challenge of achieving lower carbon growth, climate adaptation, and the implications on sustainable development of rapidly expanding economies, including China and India. It contains greater discussion of how civil society movements influence outcomes of international climate policy, as well as technological developments in energy and agriculture. The text also contains a substantially expanded discussion of how poverty remains central to sustainable development challenges, as revealed through the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Millennium Development Goals. This invaluable text retains the core message that sustainable development has become central to debates about environment and development. Containing a substantial number of new boxed case studies, learning outcomes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, this text provides an essential introduction for students.

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.

Psychology of Sustainable Development

Psychology of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter Schmuck
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402070129
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 327
  • View: 2017
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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.

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.

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.

Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004

Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004

  • Author: Tracy Bhamra,Bernard Hon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781860584701
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 272
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Sustainable development is now becoming a matter that must be addressed at both strategic and operational level, whether driven by legislation, the 'greening of the marketplace', supply chain requirements, or the pressure of events associated with climate change. Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2004 is an international volume including papers by distinguished authors for academia and industry. These international papers encompass the holistic study and interchange of ideas on the theory, practice, tools, and methodology for the entire product life cycle within the framework of sustainable development.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

The Challenge of Transition

  • Author: Jurgen Schmandt,C. H. Ward
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521653053
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 223
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In this book, prominent authors discuss what changes must occur to ensure a successful transition to sustainability.

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
  • View: 2307
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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.

Sustainable Development Research Advances

Sustainable Development Research Advances

  • Author: Barton A. Larson
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781600218460
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 281
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Sustainable development has been defined as balancing the fulfilment of human needs with the protection of the Natural environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need. The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into four constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, social sustainability and political sustainability. This new book presents the latest research in the field.

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.

Religion and Sustainable Development

Religion and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education

  • Author: Cathrien de Pater,Irene Dankelman
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643900171
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 182
  • View: 9460
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How are the different worldviews and religions as well as their alleged contributions to sustainable development incorporated in the academic disciplines of religious studies and theology? This theme is explored from the perspectives of Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, modern and indigenous spiritual traditions worldwide. Cases are presented from Western Europe, North America, Malaysia, India, and Africa. This publication shows that the cross-cutting of the arenas of sustainable development and religion in higher education constitutes a diverse yet little explored field, and presents the first steps to document its bounty. Irene Dankelman M.Sc., Lecturer Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Cathrien de Pater, MA M.Sc., consultant, Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies / Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jan-Peter Voß,Dierk Bauknecht,René Kemp
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847200265
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
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This book deals with the issue of sustainable development in a novel and innovative way. It examines the governance implications of reflexive modernisation - the condition that societal development is endangered by its own side-effects. With conceptualising reflexive governance the book leads a way out of endless quarrels about the definition of sustainability and into a new mode of collective action.

The Economics of Sustainable Development

The Economics of Sustainable Development

  • Author: Ian Goldin,L. Alan Winters
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521469579
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 314
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Recent theories of economic growth, fiscal policy and the open economy have important implications for "sustainable development." Papers in this volume, derived from a Centre for Economic Policy Research joint conference with the OECD Development Centre, examine the implications of explicitly incorporating resource depletion, pollution abatement and sustainability into orthodox economic theory, while also injecting a macroeconomic debate on the environment.

The Quest for Sustainable Development

The Quest for Sustainable Development

  • Author: William Fox,Enslin Van Rooyen
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780702166310
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 206
  • View: 1986
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As sustainable development continues to dominate current government agendas throughout Africa, this manual explores how to set and achieve goals for specific programs throughout the continent. Discussing challenges such as expanding populations and urbanization, this study provides details on how to better plan, evaluate, and expand for sustainable development, including already established entities such as the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Research on the role of women, the strengthening of small businesses, and how to better structure policy and local government are explored in both regional and continental contexts.

Sustainable Development - the Cultural Perspective

Sustainable Development - the Cultural Perspective

Concepts - Aspects - Examples

  • Author: Gerhard Banse,Gordon L. Nelson,Oliver Parodi
  • Publisher: edition sigma
  • ISBN: 3894049456
  • Category: Culture
  • Page: 383
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"This current volume is a result of the Seventh and Eighth International Forum on Sustainable Technological Development in a Globalizing World. The Seventh Forum was held June 9-12, 2010 in Berlin. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology hosted the event, which was organized around culture and sustainability. What we each value as a society, as a country, in our culture, is what we want to protect. What is sustainable is only what we value. This applies all the more to sustainable development which is planned for long time scales and therefore to go beyond individual sustainable technology solutions as well as economic and political cycles. What we hold in high regard is the result of cultural influences. Consequently, we need cultural change in the sense of sustainable development in order to secure sustainability pathways in the long term. The key question arising is whether and how this change can be brought about. The following Introduction leads us into the specific discussion. At the end of the Seventh Forum, participants concluded that more specific case studies would be useful and recommended that the Eighth Forum provide a focus for case studies. Since the remainder of the Eighth Forum, held March 8-10, 2011, in Melbourne, Florida, focused on Alternative Energy with oral papers not really appropriate as written papers, it was decided to include the case studies in combination with those papers from Berlin to provide a holistic discussion of culture and sustainability. That is the concept for this volume."--P.13-14.

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.