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Principles of Sustainability, The
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PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY, THE

PAPERBACK BY DRESNER, SIMON

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ISBN
9781844074969
IMPRINT
EARTHSCAN LTD
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 AUG 2008

DESCRIPTION

At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years.

CONTENTS

Introduction * Part I: Past * Progress and its Discontents * From Muir to Meadows * Sustainability Emerging * From Rio to Kyoto and Later Disappointments * Part Two: Present * What Does Sustainable Development Mean? * Taking Sustainability into Economics * Putting a Price on the Planet * The Ethics of Sustainability * Part Three: Future * The End of Sustainability? * Index