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xi, 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
  • Why sustainability and equity?
  • Patterns and trends in human development, equity and environmental indicators
  • Tracing the effects - understanding the relations
  • Positive synergies - winning strategies for the environment, equity and human development
  • Rising to the policy challenge
  • Statistical annex.
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together -- and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur progress towards these interlinked goals at the same time. Bold action is needed on both fronts, the Report contends, if the recent human development progress experienced by most of the world's poor majority is to be sustained, for the benefit of future generations as well as for those living today. Past Reports have shown that living standards in most countries have been rising -- and converging -- for several decades now. Yet the 2011 Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050. The Report shows further how the world's most disadvantaged people suffer the most from environmental degradation, including in their immediate personal environment, and disproportionately lack political power, making it all the harder for the world community to reach agreement on needed global policy change. Yet the Report also outlines great potential for positive synergies in the quest for greater equity and sustainability, especially at the national level. The Report further emphasizes the right to a healthy environment, the importance of integrating equity into environmental policies, and the critical importance of public participation and official accountability. The 2011 Report concludes with proposals for bold new approaches to global development financing and environmental controls, arguing that these are both essential and feasible. The 2011 Report will also feature the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI) and updated editions of the complementary indices introduced in the 20th anniversary Report in 2010: the Inequality-Adjusted HDI, the Gender Inequality Index, and the Multidimensional Poverty Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230363311 20160613
Green Library
Book
iii, 78 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
83 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
36 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
v, 110 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
vii, 56 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
This report is the latest update to the 2006 report on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region. It assesses whether countries are on or off track for the various indicators. It also looks at intra-country disparities, concentrating on some MDG indicators to which the countries of the region need to pay special attention. Statistical data by region and country group is also included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211205268 20160527
Green Library
Book
25 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
1 v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
33 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
133 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
iv, 173 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
108 p. : ill., col. maps ; 43 x 62 cm. + 3 maps (92 x 105 cm., folded to 21 x 30 cm.)
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xxi, 242 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
  • HDR Team. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Table of Contents. Lists of Tables, Figures, Boxes, and Special Contributions. Abbreviations. Overview 1. The Human Cost of Climate Change 2. Producing for the Future 3. Fair and Balanced Consumption 4. Raising Rural Resilience 5. Building Greener Cities 6. Planning for the Planet. Technical Terms. Notes. Bibliography. Indicators. Statistical References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
People in Asia-Pacific will be profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world's most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. Despite having contributed little to the steady upward climb in the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, some of the region's most vulnerable communities - from mountain dwellers to island communities - face the most serious consequences. Poverty continues to decline in this dynamic region, but climate change may undercut hard-won gains. Growing first and cleaning up later is no longer an option, as it once was for already developed countries. Developing nations need to grow and manage the climate consequences. They must both support resilience, especially among vulnerable populations, and shift to lower-carbon pathways. Emerging threats, whether from melting glaciers or rising sea levels, cross borders and demand coordinated regional and global action. There may be some uncomfortable trade-offs, but the way forward is clear - it lies in sustaining human development for the future we want. When people have equitable access to basics such as livelihoods, energy, health and pollution-free air, greater climate resilience and improved emissions management will follow. This Report outlines where transformation begins: in cleaner, more efficient production, in fair and balanced consumption, and in both rural and urban areas. Through better institutions, more accurate knowledge and changed attitudes, Asia-Pacific societies can find smarter strategies for adapting to a warmer world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
Green Library
Book
xxviii, 249 p. ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 29-30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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