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Agenda for a sustainable America

Author: John C Dernbach; Environmental Law Institute.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : ELI Press, Environmental Law Institute, 2009.
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Sustainability is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Dernbach; Environmental Law Institute.
ISBN: 9781585761333 1585761338
OCLC Number: 213309569
Description: xxvii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sustainable development and the United States / by John C. Dernbach --
Progress toward sustainability : a report card / by the contributing authors --
Agenda for a sustainable America / by the contributing authors --
Local governance and sustainability : major progress, significant challenges / by Jonathan D. Weiss --
Brownfields development : from individual sites to smart growth / by Joel B. Eisen --
Business and industry : transitioning to sustainability / by Ira Robert Feldman --
Higher education : more and more laboratories for inventing a sustainable future / by Wynn Calder and Julian Dautremont-Smith --
Kindergarten through twelfth grade education : fragmentary progress in equipping students to think and act in a challenging world / by Carmela Federico and Jaimie Cloud --
Religion and ethics focused on sustainability / by Dieter T. Hessel --
Sustainable and unsustainable developments in the U.S. energy system / by Mark D. Levine and Nathaniel T. Aden --
Materials : from high consumption to more sustainable resource use / by Amit Kapur and Thomas E. Graedel --
The importance of curbing and ending population growth to achieve sustainability / by Anne H. Ehrlich and James Salzman --
Poverty : greening the tax and transfer system to create more opportunities / by Jonathan Barry Forman --
Freshwater : sustaining use by protecting ecosystems / by Robert W. Adler --
Oceans and estuaries : the Ocean Commissions' unfulfilled vision / by Robin Kundis Craig --
Air quality : the need to replace basic technologies with cleaner alternatives / by David M. Driesen --
Climate change : the unmet obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions / by Donald A. Brown --
Biodiversity conservation : an unrealized aspiration / by A. Dan Tarlock and Andrew Zabel --
Sustainable forestry : moving from concept to consistent practice / by Federico Cheever and Ward J. Scott --
Toxic chemicals and pesticides : not yet preventing pollution / by Lynn R. Goldman --
Hazardous waste and superfund : few changes and little progress / by Joel A. Mintz --
Municipal solid waste : building stronger connections to jobs and the economy / by Marian Chertow --
Land use : blending smart growth with social equity and climate change mitigation / by Patricia Salkin --
Transportation : challenges and choices / by Trip Pollard --
International trade : sustainability as a multilateral, bilateral, and regional effort / by Kevin C. Kennedy --
Official development assistance : toward funding for sustainability / by Royal C. Gardner and Ezequiel Lugo --
Financing sustainable development / by Smita Nakhooda, Frances Seymour, and Sabina Ahmed --
Lead poisoning and pollution : opportunities for internationalized solutions / by K.W. James Rochow --
State governance : leadership on climate change / by Kirsten H. Engel and Marc L. Miller --
Public access to information, participation, and justice : forward and backward steps toward an informed and engaged citizenry / by Carl Bruch, Frances Irwin, and Gary D. Bass --
National governance : still stumbling toward sustainability / by John C. Dernbach.
Responsibility: John C. Dernbach, editor.

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