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Come on! : capitalism, short-termism, population and the destruction of the planet

Author: Ernst U von Weizsäcker; Anders Wijkman
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Current worldwide trends are not sustainable. The Club of Rome’s warnings published in the book Limits to Growth are still valid. Remedies that are acceptable for the great majority tend to make things worse. We seem to be in a philosophical crisis.  Pope Francis says it clearly: our common home is in deadly danger. Analyzing the philosophical crisis, the book comes to the conclusion that the world may need a “new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst U von Weizsäcker; Anders Wijkman
ISBN: 9781493974191 149397419X
OCLC Number: 1012106970
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Executive Summary --
Part One - C’mon! Don’t tell me the current trends are sustainable! --
1.1 Introduction: The World in Disarray --
1.2 Limits to Growth --
how relevant was its message?- 1.3 Planetary Boundaries --
1.4 The Anthropocene --
1.5 The Climate Challenge --
1.6 Other disasters ahead --
1.7 Unsustainable population growth – and urbanization --
1.8 Unsustainable agriculture and food system --
1.9 Trade versus environment --
1.10 The 2030 Agenda – the devil is in implementation --
1.11 Do we like disruptions? The case of the digital revolution --
1.12 From Empty World to Full World --
Part Two --
C’mon! Don’t stick to outdated philosophies! --
2.1 Laudato Sí: The Pope raises His voice --
2.2 Change the Story, Change the Future --
2.3 1991: „The First Global Revolution“ --
2.4 Capitalism got arrogant --
2.5 The failure of the market doctrine --
2.6 Philosophical errors of the market doctrine --
2.7 Reductionist philosophy is shallow and inadequate --
2.8 Gaps between Theory, Education and Social Reality --
2.9 Tolerance and long-term perspectives --
2.10 We may need a New Enlightenment --
Part Three Come On! Join us on an exciting journey towards a sustainable world! .- 3.1 A regenerative economy --
3.2 Development Alternatives --
3.3 The Blue Economy --
3.4 Decentralized energy --
3.5 Some agricultural success stories --
3.6 Regenerative urbanization: Ecopolis --
3.7 Climate: Some good news, but bigger challenges --
3.8 Circular economy requires a new economic logic --
3.9 Five-fold resource productivity --
3.10 Healthy disruption --
3.11 Reform of the financial sector --
3.12 Reform of the economic set-up --
3.13 Benign investment --
3.14 Measuring well-being rather than GDP --
3.15 Civil Society, Social Capital and Collective Leadership --
3.16 Global Governance --
3.17 National level action: China and Bhutan --
3.18 Education for a sustainable civilization --
Conclusion: We invite readers to ‘come on’ --
Index --
Blurbs.
Responsibility: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Anders Wijkman.

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