Principles of Sustainability

ISBN-10: 184407496X
ISBN-13: 9781844074969
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 an examination of the global shift away from faith in markets and towards statism over the past five years.

Progress and its Discontents
From Muir to Meadows
Sustainability Emerging
From Rio to Post-Kyoto
What Does 'Sustainable Development' Mean?
Taking Sustainability into Economics
'Putting a Price on the Planet'
The Ethics of Sustainability
The End of Sustainability?
Bibliography
Index

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