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xiv, 453 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • U.S.-Mexican border population projections / Roberto Ham-Chande, Raúl S. González Ramírez
  • The aging of the border population / Jim Peach
  • Social indicators and measuring sustainablilty / Kimberly Collins, Judith Ley García
  • Environmental sustainability policies and practices on the Mexico-Texas border / José Luis Castro-Ruiz, María Eugenia González-Ávila
  • A critical review of public participation in environmental decision making along the U.S.-Mexican border : lessons from border 2012 and suggestions for future programs / Allyson Siwik, Elaine Hebard, Celso Jáquez
  • Environmental services at the U.S.-Mexican border / Lina Ojeda-Revah, Christopher Brown
  • Water perspective in the western U.S.-Mexican border : future conflict? / O. Alberto Pombo, Richard D. Wright
  • Thirty years of groundwater evolution : challenges and opportunities for binational planning and sustainable management of the transboundary Paso del Norte watersheds / Erick Sánchez-Flores, Javier Chávez, John W. Hawley
  • Air quality at the U.S.-Mexican border : current state and future considerations roward sustainability / Gabriela Muñoz-Meléndez, Margarito Quintero-Núñez, Ross Pumfrey
  • The response of U.S.-Mexican border cities to climate change : current practices and urgent needs / Francisco Lara-Valencia, Anthony J. Brazel, Maria Elena Giner, Erika Mahoney, Rupam Raja, Margarito Quintero-Núñez
  • Energy for a sustainable border region in 2030 / Gabriela Muñoz-Meléndez, Margarito Quintero-Núñez, Al Sweedler
  • Disasters associated with climatic phenomena on the U.S.-Mexican border / Juan Manuel Rodríguez Esteves
  • Engaging the United States and Mexico in defense, development, and diplomacy to enhance sustainable security at the border / Erik Lee, Carlos de la Parra, D. Rick Van Schoik, Sara Sonnenberg
  • The U.S. National Environmental Polciy Act(NEPA) AND Mexico's general law of ecological equilibrium and environmental protection(LGEEPA) : barriers or facilitators of border sustainability? / Elva Denisse Varela Olivas
  • Financing border environmental infrastructure : where are we? Where to from here? / Salvador Espinosa P.
  • Summary of Border Institute X : toward a sustainable 2030 / Paul Ganster, Erik Lee.
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xxiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
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487 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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vii, 145 p. ;c ; 22 cm.
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xvii, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword-- Prologue-- Part I. Framework and fundamentals: 1. Overview and summary-- 2. Sustainomics framework-- 3. Economics of the environment-- 4. Ecological and social aspects-- Part II. Global and transnational applications: 5. Global analytical applications-- 6. International process applications: multi-level, multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary dialogues-- Part III. National and macroeconomic applications: 7. National economywide applications-- 8. Mathematical macro-model applications-- 9. Computable general-equilibrium (CGE) modelling-- Part IV. Sub-National sectoral and system applications: 10. Energy sector applications-- 11. Transport sector applications-- 12. Water resource applications-- 13. Ecological and agricultural system applications-- 14. Resource pricing policy applications-- Part V. Project and local applications: 15. Project applications-- 16. Local applications -- hazards, disasters and urban growth-- Bibiography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
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xviii, 238 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction * Part I: Beginning with Hope - Only One Earth * The Duty to Hope: a Tribute to Barbara Ward * Stockholm: The Founding of IIED * Part II: Three Decades of Change and Development - Time for Change: IIED 1984-1990 * Earthscan-Panos: Favourite Son, Via Cuckoo-in-the-nest, to Friendly Rival * Change that Works * Part II: IIED Programmes - Forestry and Land Use * The Energy Programme * Sustainable Agriculture * Setting an Urban Agenda: Human Settlements and IIED-America Latina * Drylands: A History of Networks * Economics of Environment and Development * Strategies, Plans, Impacts and People: IIED's Role in Assessment * Part IV: Endpiece - Globalization, Civil Society and Governance: Challenges for the 21st Century * Index of People.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838552 20160528
  • Introduction, Nigel Cross - Part I: Beginning with Hope - Only One Earth, Barbara Ward - A tribute to Barbara Ward, Brian Johnson - Stockholm, Maurice Strong - Part II: Three Decades of Change and Development - Time for Change, Brian Walker - Earthscan-Panos, Jon Tinker - Change That Works, Sometimes, Richard Sandbrook - Part III: IIED Programmes - Forestry and Land Use, Duncan Poore and Stephen Bass - The Energy Programme, Gerald Leach - Sustainable Agriculture, Gordon Conway - Setting and Urban Agenda, David Satterthwaite - Drylands, Camilla Toulmin - Economics, David Pearce and Ed Barbier - Strategies, Plans, Impacts and People, Barry Dalal Clayton - Profit in Need?, Nick Robins - Part IV: Endpiece - Globalization, Civil Society and Challenges for the 21st Century, Anil Agarwal - Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838545 20160528
Since the Stockholm Environment Conference in 1972 and the Rio Summit in 1992, there has been unprecedented public concern for the future of the planet and a growing awareness that development needs to be sustainable. This text charts the growth of these ideas by beginning with a visionary piece written by Barbara Ward in the 1970s, and ends with a chapter looking ahead another 30 years into the future. Two generations of thinkers and activists have helped to shape environment and development policy and increase local level power in environmental management. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the IIED's most influential writers, in this volume, provide a perspective on three decades of development and green debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838545 20160528
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xvi, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • o A Synthetic Framework and a Heuristic for Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Sustainability-Fraser Smith PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES: THIRD WORLD AND FIRST WORLD COMPARED o Patterns of Sustainability in the Americas: The U.S. and Amerindian Lifestyles-Clovis Cavalcanti o Ecologically Sustainable Institutions-Aseem Prakash and Anil K. Gupta o Sustainable Development: A Southeast Asian Perspective-Kiew Bong Heang PART II: PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY o Economic vs. Financial Pricing of Timber and Its Probable Impact on National Accounts-Juan Antonio Aguirre o The Valuation and Pricing of Non-Timber Forest Products: Conceptual Issues and a Case Study from India-Kanchan Chopra o Poverty Alleviation, Empowerment and Sustainable Resource Use: Experiments in Inland Fisheries Management in Bangladesh-Ana Doris Capistrano, Mokammel Hossain and Mahfuzuddin Ahmed o Wildlife Use for Economic Gain: The Potential for Wildlife to Contribute to Development in Nambia-Caroline Ashley and Jonathan Barnes o Resources Used in Attaining Land Tenure Security: The Case of Peruvian Amazonia-Roxana M. Barrantes o Property Rights, Nature Conservation and Land Reform in South Africa-Neil Adger o Sustainable Development of Indigenous Communities: A Theoretical and Practical Approach-Victor M. Toledo o Energy, Environment and Development: Egypt, South Africa and China-Kathleen L. Abdalla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574440775 20160528
In 1994, representatives from all over the world met in Costa Rica to discuss the impact of ecological economics on developing countries. That groundbreaking conference laid the foundation for this new collection of research on environmental sustainability. While most discussions on sustainable development focus on the industrialized nations, Environmental Sustainability: Practical Global Applications takes a different angle: it presents the views of the developing countries themselves on issues such as wildlife resources in Nambia, timber production in Costa Rica, property rights and land reform in South Africa, and other steps being taken to implement environmentally sustainable economies around the world.This is an ideal text for students of natural and social sciences, development professionals and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities for ecologically sustainable businesses. Academics will find it useful as a source of current research and for making new contacts in the field. For anyone interested in exploring the link between man and his environment-specifically, the relationship between economics and ecology- Environmental Sustainability, is a must.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574440775 20160528
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243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • La coyuntura económica y social en América Latina y el Caribe / Jürgen Weller
  • Resolviendo la trinidad imposible de los impuestos al consumo : el IVA personalizado / Alberto Barreix, Martín Bès y Jerónimo Roca
  • Política tributaria, espacio fiscal y equidad / Osvaldo Kacef
  • El gasto y la inversión públicos en América Latina en "la hora de la igualdad" / Ricardo Martner y Jorge Máttar
  • El presupuesto por resultados en América Latina : un análisis de economía política de sus determinantes / Gabriel Filc y Carlos Scartascini
  • El pacto fiscal en el Perú : origen, reformas y desafíos / Luis Carranza
  • Hacia pactos fiscales en América Latina : entre la reciprocidad y la confrontación / Juan Alberto Fuentes K.
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xvii, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Estimating the wealth of nations
  • Richer or poorer? : global and regional trends in wealth from 1995 to 2014
  • Wealth accounts, adjusted net saving, and diversified development in resource-rich African countries
  • Expanding measures of productivity to include natural capital
  • The carbon wealth of nations : from rents to risks
  • Human capital and the wealth of nations : global estimates and trends
  • Gains in human capital wealth : what growth models tell us
  • Intangible capital as the engine for development in Morocco
  • Air pollution : impact on human health and wealth
  • Subsidies reduce marine fisheries wealth
  • Remote sensing and modeling to fill the gap in "missing" natural capital.
"Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. [This book] covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995 2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment...New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the first time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. [This book] begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fisheries, and ecosystems."-- Back cover.
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vii, 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Color of Growth 1. Growth: A Historical Accident? 2. The Spaceship Problem: An Optimal Population Size? 3. Degrowth: Good Questions, Bad Answers 4. Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth 5. "Natural Capital" Revisited 6. Hotelling: Beyond the Wall of Scarcity 7. Nature Has No Price: How Then Is the Cost of Its Degradation to Be Measured? 8. Beyond Hotelling: Natural Capital as a Factor Required for Growth 9. Water, the Shepherd, and the Owner: A Choice of Green Growth Models 10. How Much Is Your Genome Worth? 11. The Enhancement of Biodiversity: Managing Access, Pricing Usage 12. Climate Change: The Challenges of Carbon Pricing 13. International Climate Negotiations 14. The "Energy Transition": Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas? 15. The Inescapable Question of the Price of Energy 16. Nuclear Energy: A Rising-Cost Technology 17. Growth-Generating Innovations 18. Planning or the Market: What Are the Catalysts? 19. European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water! Conclusion: Green Capital, Green Capitalism? Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). Although we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, we cannot replace a natural regulatory system, which is incredibly complex. It is therefore critical that we introduce a new price into the economy that measures the costs of damage to these regulatory functions. This change in perspective justifies such innovations as the carbon tax, which addresses not the scarcity of carbon but the inability of the atmosphere to absorb large amounts of carbon without upsetting the climate system. Brokering a sustainable peace between ecology and the economy, Green Capital describes a range of valuation schemes and their contribution to the goals of green capitalism, proposing a new approach to natural resources that benefits both businesses and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
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[21] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 3 sheets (20-22 x 14 cm)
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xiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • From consumer boom to ecological bust
  • Economics confronts the earth
  • Living rich on a troubled planet
  • The economics of plenitude.
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xii, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Ethics, ecological economics and the environment. Part II: Sustainable development. Part III: Applied Environmental economics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852787721 20160527
This is a selection of recent essays from an author established in the environmental economics field. The book explains the development of Pearce's career in the subject; shows how environmental economics can play a part in policy-making; and argues against some other schools of thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852787721 20160527
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xv, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Poverty and plunder
  • Is nature priceless?
  • Cursed by nature?
  • Discovering natural assets
  • The capture of natural assets
  • Selling the family silver
  • Investing in investing
  • Is a fish a natural asset?
  • Natural liabilities
  • Romance and hunger
  • Restoring natural order.
Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his renowned work on developing countries and the world's poorest populations to confront the global mismanagement of natural resources. Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the developed world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues. Grounded in a belief in the power of informed citizens, Collier proposes a series of international standards that would help poor countries rich in natural assets better manage those resources, policy changes that would raise world food supply, and a clear-headed approach to climate change that acknowledges the benefits of industrialization while addressing the need for alternatives to carbon trading. Revealing how all of these forces interconnect, The Plundered Planet charts a way forward to avoid the mismanagement of the natural world that threatens our future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195395259 20160605
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xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Social practice theories and research on sustainable consumption / Emily Huddart Kennedy, Maurie J. Cohen, and Naomi T. Krogman
  • Contextualizing social practices : insights into social change / Debbie Kasper
  • Environmental civic practices : synthesizing individual and collective sustainable consumption / Emily Huddart Kennedy and Tyler Bateman
  • Italy's solidarity purchase groups as 'citizenship labs' / Francesca Forno, Cristina Grasseni, and Silvana Signori
  • Beyond behavior change : social practice theory and the search for sustainable mobility / Stewart Barr
  • Disentangling practices, carriers, and production-consumption systems : a mixed-method study of (sustainable) food consumption / Julia Backhaus, Harald Wieser, and René Kemp
  • Getting emotional : historic and current changes in food consumption practices viewed through the lens of cultural theories / Marlyne Sahakian
  • Researching transitions to sustainable consumption : a practice theory approach to studying innovations in consumption / Melanie Jaeger-Erben and Jana Rückert-John
  • How policy frameworks shape environmental practice : three cases of alternative dwelling / Chelsea Schelly
  • 'Unleashing local capital' : scaling cooperative local investing practices / Mike Gismondi, Juanita Marois, and Danica Straith
  • Forging further into putting sustainability into practice / Naomi T. Krogman, Maurie J. Cohen, and Emily Huddart Kennedy.
Putting Sustainability into Practice offers a robust and interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary consumption routines that challenges conventional approaches to social change premised on behavioral economics and social psychology. Empirical research is featured from eight different countries, using both qualitative and quantitative data to support its thesis. Given the complex and systemic nature of contemporary ecological issues like climate change, a rapidly growing group of scholars is seeking new explanations of behavioral patterns and behavioral change. These new accounts clarify why patterns of consumption and waste continue to be unsustainable despite a wealth of information proving sustainability's importance. In particular, social practice theories offer a way of understanding how material consumption is built into the everyday work of belonging and shaping one's social life. Putting Sustainability into Practice contributes to the rich scholarship developed to date by applying social practice theories to case studies. These case studies are likely to be especially valuable to readers who are relatively new to the social practice perspective. The volume also includes research that advances social practice theories, moving the study of sustainable consumption into novel terrain such as sustainable finance, collective action, and social policy. This book offers multiple empirical applications of social practice theories in sustainable consumption, advancing this research area in such a way that will attract academics to its findings. Those teaching classes in the environmental social sciences will find this introduction suitable for the classroom as well. It offers a rare account of the history of social practice theories and provides numerous case studies to which one can apply these approaches. Graduate students will also find this a useful guide to conducting empirical research on sustainable consumption and civic engagement from a social practices perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784710590 20170206
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xvii, 281 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
  • 1: Introduction-- D.A. Brown, J. Lemons. 2: The Role of Science in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- J. Lemons and D.A. Brown. 3: The Role of Ethics in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- D.A. Brown. 4: The Role of Economics in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection-- D.A. Brown. 5: The Role of Law in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- D.A. Brown. 6: Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, P. Morgan. 7: Climate Change and Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, R. Heredia, D. Jamieson, C. Spash. 8: Protection of Marine and Freshwater Resources-- L. Canter, K. Ott, D.A. Brown. 9: Toxic Substances and Agenda 21: Ethical and Policy Issues in the Science and its Implementation-- C.F. Cranor. 10: Nuclear Waste and Agenda 21-- K. Shrader-Frechette. 11: Summary of the Scientific, Ethical and Public Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, D.A. Brown.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792335009 20160528
This text examines the role of science, economics, law and ethics as generally applied to decision-making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. This book is intended for environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or those in the private consultancy sector. It is also suitable as an upper-level text or reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792335009 20160528
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xiii, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Objectives of the study. Scenario definition. Benefits of integrated environmental/economic policies. Economic implications of the policy scenarios. Environmental impact. Analysis of the energy sector. Analysis of the transport sector. Analysis of manufacturing industry. Analysis of agricultural sector. Analysis of tourism sector. European Union country reports. Cost-effectiveness of environmental policy instruments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859661086 20160528
With a preface by Mr Y. Paleokrassas, European Commissioner for the Environment, this work indicates how environmental sustainability can be achieved in ways which support economic development and employment. It demonstrates the quantitative implications of policy choices and shows what mix of policies will be needed if employment prospects are to be increased while environmental assets are conserved. Among policy options examined are various fiscal measures including increases in energy taxes and higher charges for water: these and other major policy choices are analyzed in the light of their impact on economic and environmental models within the European Union to deduce what the economic/environmental future would be like if particular policy choices are pursued.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859661086 20160528
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viii, 288 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Constance Vigilance and John L. Roberts
  • Creating a national sustainable development strategy in Papua New Guinea / Albert Nita
  • Claiming a voice in sustainable development : participation and bottom-up approaches / Tighe Geoghegan
  • A practical integrated network for mainstreaming / Padma Lal
  • Regional approaches in sustainable development / Margaret Harris and Wonderful Hope Khonje
  • National laws as an instrument for the implementation of treaty obligations / Mark D. Griffith and Derrick Oderson
  • Financing sustainable development in small island developing states / Michael Witter
  • Applying resource economics to integrate sustainable development principle in SIDS / Mark Bynoe
  • Mainstreaming of sustainable development in national and sectoral budgets / Mark Bynoe
  • Youth perspectives on sustainable development for SIDS / Fathimath Ghina, Lindsey Higgs and Michael Tran
  • Towards social development in SIDS / Cletus I. Springer
  • A review of environmental impact assessment and sustainable development in small island states / Rolph Antoine Payet
  • Indicators of sustainable development and SIDS / Lino Briguglio
  • The MDGs and SIDS : issues of performance and use / John L. Roberts
  • The sustainable small state / Albert Binger.
Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States provides a thorough grounding in bringing sustainable development to the forefront of policy-making. By taking a cross-departmental approach to national planning, more human and financial resources would be available for policy implementation. This is of particular relevance to small states, as they have limited access to resources and are by nature inherently vulnerable. The book is divided into four parts. Part one explores how small states can move from the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI) to devising practical national strategies; part two addresses the need for legislative change; part three tackles the social and environmental aspects of progress with MSI; and finally, part four examines methods for monitoring progress. Contributors to the chapters range from international academics to economists, providing both a theoretical and practical approach. Through case study examples from small states, this book offers invaluable insights into the complexities of implementing sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849290524 20160605
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xv, 260 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The difficult elements of sustainable development
  • The background : strands leading up to the Brundtland Commission
  • Establishing the Commission
  • Jakarta
  • Oslo
  • São Paulo
  • Ottawa
  • Harare
  • Moscow
  • Bringing Commission work to an end
  • Strands leading away from the Brundtland Commission
  • Conclusions: A retroactive view on sustainable development and its difficult elements.
The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Written by an international group of politicians, civil servants and experts on the environment and development, the Brundtland Report changed sustainable development from a physical notion to one based on social, economic and environmental issues. This book positions the Brundtland Commission as a key event within a longer series of international reactions to pressing problems of global poverty and environmental degradation. It shows that its report, "Our Common Future", published in 1987, covered much more than its definition of sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" for which it became best known. It also addressed a long list of issues which remain unresolved today. The book explores how the work of the Commission juggled contradictory expectations and world views, which existed within the Commission and beyond, and drew on the concept of sustainable development as a way to reconcile profound differences. The result was both an immense success and disappointment. Coining an irresistibly simple definition enabled the Brundtland Commission to place sustainability firmly on the international agenda. This definition gained acceptability for a potentially divisive concept, but it also diverted attention from underlying demands for fundamental political and social changes. Meanwhile, the central message of the Commission - the need to make inconvenient sustainability considerations a part of global politics as much as of everyday life - has been side-lined. The book thus assesses to what extent the Brundtland Commission represented an immense step forward or a missed opportunity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415825504 20160612
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xxvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • FDI and sustainable development in the Americas / Kevin P. Gallagher, Daniel Chudnovsky and Roberto Porzecanski
  • Is foreign investment always good for development? / Manuel R. Agosin
  • Islands of possibility : MNCs and economic developments in Brazil / Celio Hiratuka
  • Foreign investment : the polarization of the Mexican economy / Enrique Dussel Peters
  • A missed opportunity : foreign investment and sustainable development in Argentina / Daniel Chudnovsky and Andrés López
  • Foreign investment and economic development in Costa Rica : the unrealized potential / José Cordero and Eva Paus
  • Investment rules and sustainable development : preliminary lessons from the Uruguayan pulp mills case / Martina Chidiak
  • Foreigners in the forests : saviors or invaders? / Nicola Borregaard, Annie Dufey and Lucy Winchester
  • Bucking the trend : the political economy of natural resources in three Andean countries / Leonardo Stanley
  • Beyond the pollution haloes : the environmental effects of FDI in the pulp and paper and petrochemicals sectors in Brazil / Luciana Togeiro de Almeida and Suela dos Santos Rocha
  • Missing links, dashed hopes : FDI spillovers and sustainable development in Mexico's silicon valley / Lyuba Zarsky and Kevin Gallagher.
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