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228 p. ; 27 cm.
  • Part 1 Principles for sustainable living: building a sustainable society-- respecting and caring for the community of life-- improving the quality of human life-- conserving the earth's vitality and diversity-- keeping within the earth's carrying capacity-- changing personal attitudes and practices-- enabling communities to care for their own environments-- providing a national framework for integrating development and conservation-- creating a global alliance. Part 2 Additional actions of sustainable living: energy-- business, industry and commerce-- human settlements-- farm and range lands-- forest lands-- fresh waters-- oceans and coastal areas. Part 3 implementation and follow-up: implementing the strategy. Part 4: net primary production pre-empted or destroyed by human activities-- classification of 160 countries by income-- average life expectancy at birth in 160 countries-- categories and management objectives of protected areas-- classification of countries by consumption of commercial energy per person and total fertility rate-- indicators of sustainability-- estimated cost of implementing major aspects of this strategy-- strategies for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
This strategy is the successor to the World Conservation Strategy (also issued by IUCN, UNEP & WWF), which stressed the interdependence of conservation and development and gives currency to the idea of sustainable development. It made the point that unless the vitality and productivity of the planet are safeguarded, the future for humanity is at risk. Caring for the Earth builds on all that has been learned in the ten years since the World Conservation Strategy. Nothing less than a new ethic is required, based on affirming the community of life and cherishing its diversity - an ethic which has to be reflected in our personal attitudes and the organization of our communities as much as in wider policies. The author concludes that public participation is essential for the success of the strategy, which is addressed to individuals and citizens' groups as well as to governments - whatever their systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 228 p. ; 27 cm.
Green Library

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