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Our Planet : How much more can Earth take?.

Author: Jill Jäger; Lisa Bohunovsky; Stefan Giljum; Fritz Hinterberger; Ines Omann
Publisher: New York : Haus Publishing, 2011.
Series: Sustainability Project.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>Accessible, general, and readable introduction to the Sustainability Project series.</DIV>
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jager, Jill.
Our Planet : How much more can Earth take?
New York : Haus Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Jäger; Lisa Bohunovsky; Stefan Giljum; Fritz Hinterberger; Ines Omann
ISBN: 9781906598570 1906598576
OCLC Number: 880899295
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages).
Contents: CONTENTS; editor's foreword; Authors' Foreword; Introduction; 1 Global Change; Population growth; Economic activities; Thresholds; Earth as a system; First scientific warnings; First actions; Air pollution; The depletion of stratospheric ozone; The call for sustainable development; The UN Conference on Environment and Developmentin Rio de Janeir; The Millennium Development Goals; The Johannesburg Summit 2002; What has been achieved?; Poverty continues to grow; Resource consumption still increasing; Summary; 2 The Earth System; What is a system?; Simple systems; Complex systems. The complex Earth systemDPSIR --
A framework for describing theenvironmental impact of our activities; Climate change; The Lake Victoria perch story; A dam in Ghana; Summary: systemic approaches; 3 Resource Use --
We're Living Beyond Our Means; Humans are part of nature; How we use nature: facts and figures; Modern cities' hunger for resources; The rich against the poor: unequal distribution ofnatural resource use; Global resource consumption in the future; How efficiently do we use natural resources?; The driving forces of current developments; Global resource justice. 4 Visions of a Sustainable FutureThe efficiency strategy; Examples of material-efficient production; The sufficiency strategy; More affluence does not always mean morehappiness; Paid labor and happiness; A holistic view of labor: mixed work; How realistic is the vision of a sustainable society?; 5 Paths towards Sustainability; From environmental policy to resource policy; The new environmental policy: prevention, not cure; The new economic policy; Education and support; Voluntary agreements; The right mix; Fair play in the global economy; The power of sufficiency; Policy-level implementation. Individual-level implementationSuggestions for a sustainable lifestyle; Glossary; References.
Series Title: Sustainability Project.

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<DIV>Accessible, general, and readable introduction to the Sustainability Project series.</DIV>

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