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State of the world 2013 : is sustainability still possible?

Author: Linda Starke; Erik Assadourian; Tom Prugh; Worldwatch Institute,
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: State of the world, 2013.; Worldwatch book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:State of the world, 2013
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"In 'State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?', experts define clear sustainability metrics and examine various policies and perspectives, including geoengineering, corporate transformation, and changes in agricultural policy, that could put us on the path to prosperity without diminishing the well-being of future generations. If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
State of the world 2013.
Washington, DC : Island Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012537348
(OCoLC)820434352
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Starke; Erik Assadourian; Tom Prugh; Worldwatch Institute,
ISBN: 9781610914581 1610914589
ISSN:0887-364X
OCLC Number: 839547649
Notes: Issued as 2013 of State of the world.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 441 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Beyond sustainababble / Robert Engelman --
Respecting planetary boundaries and reconnecting to the biosphere / Carl Folke --
Defining a safe and just space for humanity / Kate Raworth --
Getting to one-planet living / Jennie Moore and William E. Rees --
Sustaining freshwater and its dependents / Sandra Postel --
Sustainable fisheries and seas : preventing ecological collapse / Antonia Sohns and Larry Crowder --
Energy as master resource / Eric Zencey --
Renewable energy's natural resource impacts / Shakuntala Makhijani and Alexander Ochs --
Conserving nonrenewable resources / Gary Gardner --
Re-engineering cultures to create a sustainable civilization / Erik Assadourian --
Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature / Robert Costanza ... [and 8 others] --
Transforming the corporation into a driver of sustainability / Pavan Sukhdev --
Corporate reporting and externalities / Jeff Hohensee --
Keep them in the ground : ending the fossil fuel era / Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela Martin --
Beyond fossil fuels : assessing energy alternatives / T.W. Murphy, Jr. --
Energy efficiency in the built environment / Phillip Saieg --
Agriculture : growing food and solutions / Danielle Nierenberg --
Protecting the sanctity of native foods / Melissa K. Nelson --
Valuing indigenous peoples / Rebecca Adamson, Danielle Nierenberg, and Olivia Arnow --
Crafting a new narrative to support sustainability / Dwight E. Collins, Russell M. Genet, and David Christian --
Moving toward a global moral consensus on environmental action / Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson --
Pathways to sustainability : building political strategies / Melissa Leach --
Moving from individual change to societal change / Annie Leonard --
Teaching for turbulence / Michael Maniates --
Effective crisis governance / Brian Martin --
Governance in the long emergency / David W. Orr --
Building an enduring environmental movement / Erik Assadourian --
Resistance : Do the ends justify the means? / Bron Taylor --
The promises and perils of geoengineering / Simon Nicholson --
Cuba : lessons from a forced decline / Pat Murphy and Faith Morgan --
Climate change and displacements / Michael Renner --
Cultivating resilience in a dangerous world / Laurie Mazur --
Shaping community responses to catastrophe / Paula Green --
Is it too late? / Kim Stanley Robinson.
Series Title: State of the world, 2013.; Worldwatch book.
Other Titles: 2013 state of the world
Is sustainability still possible?
State of the world library.
Responsibility: Erik Assadourian and Tom Prugh, project directors ; Linda Starke, editor.

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