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Wasted : counting the costs of global consumption

Author: M R Redclift
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Without the creation of more sustainable livelihoods, sustainable development will remain a utopian and elusive goal. The author argues that the way we understand and think about the environment  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M R Redclift
ISBN: 9781844079438 1844079430
OCLC Number: 434438296
Description: pages cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One Introduction --
Consumption and the environment --
How can we `recover consumption'? --
ch. Two The Earth Summit --
International environmental policy: the road from Stockholm --
Counsel of despair: international environmental problems in the 1980s --
UNCED: the road to Rio --
The UNCED deliberations: conventions and a new agenda --
In the wake of Rio: international finance and political devolution --
Global environmental management: a realist perspective --
From science to policy: environmental management and the UNCED process --
Making sense of the environment/development debate --
ch. Three Meeting Environmental Targets --
Global environmental change --
The laws of thermodynamics --
The effect of human evolution on natural systems --
Sustainable development --
Sustainability indicators --
ch. Four The Global Economy and Consumption --
The hydrocarbon society and energy consumption --
The new international economic order Note continued: Energy consumption and the generation of waste --
Recovering consumption: the political economy of wastes --
ch. Five Managing Global Resources --
European energy policy and global change --
Sustainable energy policies for the Brazilian Amazon --
ch. Six Metabolising Nature --
Global environmental management --
The `empty' and `full' world system: a point of departure --
How we measure environmental quality: the costs of consumption --
Democratic control of the environment --
The standard of living or the quality of life? --
Global carbon budgets --
The social functions of sinks --
ch. Seven Sustainability and Social Commitments --
Environmental discourse and environmental management --
How we metabolise nature --
Embodiment and distanciation --
ch. Eight Local Environmental Action --
Creating sustainable employment: LETS schemes --
Beyond recycling: recovering our control over waste --
Farmers' networks.
Responsibility: Michael Redclift.

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"Redclift makes a serious, authoritative and measured case which identifies over-consumption as the fundamental problem": Planet

 
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