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Cents and sustainability : securing our common future by decoupling economic growth from environmental pressures

Author: Michael H Smith; Karlson Hargroves; Cheryl Desha
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
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"Our Common Future was one of the first sustainable development publications to suggest that the twin goals of economic growth and sustainable development could be reconciled. The focus of this new book is to provide an additional response to the call by Dr Gro Brundtland, in her 1987 Foreword, "What is needed now is a new era of economic growth--growth that is forceful and at the same time socially and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Smith; Karlson Hargroves; Cheryl Desha
ISBN: 9781844075294 184407529X
OCLC Number: 640132056
Notes: "The Natural Edge Project."
Description: lv, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Securing "our common future" --
Achieving economic growth and reducing environmental pressures --
Factors that can undermine or even block efforts to achieve decoupling --
Factors that affect poorer nations' ability to achieve decoupling --
Informing and developing national strategies for decoupling --
Responding to the complexity of climate change --
Decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions --
Decoupling economic growth from loss of biodiversity and exosystem resilience --
Decoupling economic growth from freshwater extraction --
Decoupling economic growth from waste production --
Decoupling economic growth from air pollution --
Reducing air pollution through public interest litigation : the Delhi pollution case.
Responsibility: Michael H. Smith, Karlson "Charlie" Hargroves and Cheryl Desha.

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