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Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome

Author: Ernst U von Weizsäcker; Club of Rome.; Natural Edge Project.
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan/The Natural Edge Project, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. In the first case, the focus of this book, we would see our sophisticated understanding in areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, planning, commerce, business and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst U von Weizsäcker; Club of Rome.; Natural Edge Project.
ISBN: 9781844075911 1844075915 9781849774475 1849774471
OCLC Number: 320189014
Description: xix, 400 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A framework for factor five --
The buildings sector --
The light and heavy industry sector --
The agricultural sector --
The transport sector --
Regulation : the visible hand --
Economic instruments for the environment, for efficiency and for renewable energies --
Addressing the rebound dilemma --
A long-term ecological tax reform --
Balancing public with private goods --
Sufficiency in a civilised world.
Other Titles: Factor 5
Responsibility: Ernst von Weizsäcker [and others].

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Demonstrates how technical innovation could cut resource use in half while doubling wealth. This title tackles sustainable development and climate change by providing in depth Factor 5 resource  Read more...

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