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An introduction to sustainable development

Author: Peter P Rogers; Kazi F Jalal; John A Boyd
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.
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"This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world ... Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter P Rogers; Kazi F Jalal; John A Boyd
ISBN: 9781844075218 1844075214 9781844075201 1844075206
OCLC Number: 170039446
Notes: "Published by Glen Educational Foundation, Inc."
Description: 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. From Malthus to Sustainable Development. Some Intellectual Underpinnings (and a Disclaimer) --
Why Sustainability? --
Nine Ways to Achieve Sustainability --
Economics as the Dismal Science --
Population, Resources, Environment and Sustainability --
Sustainability on the Highway Produced by Three Key Sources of Energy --
A Look Forward --
Ch. 2. Challenges of Sustainable Development. Concept of Sustainability --
Factors Governing Sustainable Development --
Linkages Among Sustainable Development, Environment, and Poverty --
Determinants of Sustainable Development --
Case Studies on Sustainable Development --
Ch. 3. Global Environmental Issues. Population, Income, and Urbanization --
Health Care --
Food, Fisheries, and Agriculture --
Materials and Energy Flows --
Transportation: The Automobile Industry --
Precautionary Principle Forestry --
Water Resources --
Valuation of Nature's Services --
Coping with Global Problems --
Ch. 4. Sustainable Development Indicators. Need for Indicators --
Statistical Procedures --
Emissions, Diffusion, and Impact Model --
Aggregating Indicators --
Other Weighting Systems --
Use of Principal Component Analysis --
Three Environmental Quality Indices --
Ch. 5. Environmental Assessment. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 --
Environmental Impact Assessment --
Project Categories Based on Environmental Impacts --
Impact Identification Methods --
Environmental Impact Assessment Process --
Ch. 6. Environmental Management: Trends and Policies. Milestones in Environmental Management --
Revisiting Complex Issues --
Sector Policies Concerning the Environment --
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) --
Institutional Framework for Environmental Management --
Achievements in Environmental Management --
People's Perception of the Environment --
Why is the Environment Bad? --
Millenium Development Goals --
Ch. 7. Legislation, International Law, and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Definitions --
Sources of International Law --
The Four Questions in the Context of International Law --
Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) --
Some Early Contributions to Environmental Law and Sustainable Development by Lawyers, Scholars, and Judges --
Ch. 8. Social Dimensions and Policies. Eradication of Poverty --
Participatory Development --
Consensus Building --
Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs) --
Gender and Development --
Involuntary Resettlement --
Indigenous Peoples (IPs) --
Social Exclusion --
Social Analysis --
Social Development Indicators (SDIs) --
Ch. 9. The Economics of Sustainability. Evolution of Economic Thinking About the Environment and the Role of Different Economic Factors --
Concepts of Welfare --
Public Goods, Common Property, and Private Goods --
Ch. 10. Sustainability: Externalities, Valuation, and Time Externalities. Valuation --
Approaches to Valuation --
Economics Assessment of Sustainable Projects --
Categories of Costs --
Economic Life of a Project --
Economic Assessment of Sustainable Plans and Projects --
Economic Assessment of Investments in Climate Change Mitigation --
Ch. 11. Natural Resource Accounting. National Income: Definitions and Limitations --
Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) --
Human Development Index (HOI) --
World Bank's Wealth of Nations --
Genuine Savings --
Summary of National Sustainability Accounting --
Ch. 12. The Role of International Financial Institutions. Development and Environment at the World Bank --
Integrating Environment and Poverty Reduction --
Environment and Growth --
Millennium Development Goals and the World Bank --
Attacking Poverty Through Sustainable Development --
World Bank Experience and Goals --
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Triple Bottom Line --
Developed Countries and Sustainable Development --
Ch. 13. International Cooperation. Organizations Responsible for Sustainable Development --
Reform and Revitalization of Global Organizations --
World Summit on Sustainable Development --
Role of Non-State Actors in Sustainable Development --
NGOs and Social Entrepreneurs --
Financing Sustainable Development --
Cooperation Between Regions --
Peoples' Earth Charter --
Ch. 14. Sustainable Development: Crisis, Conflict, and Compromise. Crisis --
Role of Natural Resources and the Environment --
Conflict --
Compromise.
Responsibility: Peter P. Rogers, Kazi F. Jalal, John A. Boyd.
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