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The principles of sustainability

Author: Simon Dresner
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of  Read more...
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Dresner, Simon, 1969-
Principles of sustainability.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008
(DLC) 2008019748
(OCoLC)227000213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Dresner
ISBN: 9781461911159 146191115X 9781849773249 1849773246 9781136552380 1136552383 6000011253 9786000011253
OCLC Number: 316689206
Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 pages)
Contents: Part I. Past : Progress and its discontents --
From Muir to Meadows --
Sustainability emerging --
From Rio to Kyoto and later disappointments --
Part II: Present : What does 'sustainable development' mean? --
Taking sustainability into economics --
'Putting a price on the planet' --
The ethics of sustainability --
Part III. Future : The end of sustainability?
Responsibility: Simon Dresner.
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At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? How should we  Read more...

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'A concise overview of the past, present and future of sustainaibility.' Future Survey 'Clear [and] readable.' Oxfam Praise for the first edition: 'A great refresher course ... It's very thorough, Read more...

 
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