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Greening the north : a post-industrial blueprint for ecology and equity

Author: Wolfgang Sachs; Reinhard Loske; Manfred Linz; Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie.
Publisher: London : Zed, 1998.
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This text presents an analysis and proposals for managing the transition to environmental sustainability in industrial countries. The concept of environmental space and its development of indicators  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sachs, Wolfgang.
Greening the north.
London : Zed, 1998
(OCoLC)605496963
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Sachs; Reinhard Loske; Manfred Linz; Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie.
ISBN: 1856495078 9781856495073 1856495086 9781856495080 1557986037 9781557986030
OCLC Number: 38592063
Notes: "A study by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy."
Originally published: Basel : Birkhäuser Verlag, ©1996.
Translated from the German.
Description: xii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Guidelines --
Sustainable Development --
The Concept of Environmental Space: Ecology and Equity --
From pollution control to reduction of inputs --
Justice as a guideline for international environmental policy --
Environmental Indicators: Measuring Environmental Space --
Why indicators? --
What indicators? --
A preventive system of environmental indicators --
Targets --
Targets for Risk Containment: Cutting Pollution --
Global warming --
Acidification and nutrient deposition from the atmosphere --
Summer smog --
Water pollution through agriculture --
Targets for Risk Prevention: Reducing Extraction --
Energy --
Materials --
Water --
Land use --
A Set of Environmental Targets --
Stock-Taking --
Structures of Environmental Consumption --
Consumption of raw materials --
Energy consumption --
Water use --
Land utilization --
Selected emissions --
How the North Lays Claim to the South's Environmental Space --
Climate change and destruction of the ozone layer --
Exploitation and pollution of the oceans --
Ecological rucksacks in German raw material imports --
Commercial exploitation of biodiversity in the South --
Paradigms --
Moderation in Time and Space --
Slower speeds and shorter distances --
Designing for moderate speeds --
Emphasizing regional scale --
Electronics instead of traffic? --
A Green Market Agenda --
No reason for market euphoria --
Demarcating the market --
Market and sustainability --
Steering with taxes --
From Linear to Cyclical Production Processes --
Material cycles.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Sachs, Reinhard Loske and Manfred Linz ; with Ralf Behrensmeier [and others] ; translated by Timothy Nevill.
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