Eco-Restructuring: Implications for Sustainable Development

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This book provides a significant contribution to the literature on sustainability by identifying, on a sectoral basis, the critical issues facing the world as a whole, and the technical feasibility of addressing them. A new paradigm of eco-restructuring for sustainable development is introduced, involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural systems.

The authors analyze a number of sectors and technological ...

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Overview

This book provides a significant contribution to the literature on sustainability by identifying, on a sectoral basis, the critical issues facing the world as a whole, and the technical feasibility of addressing them. A new paradigm of eco-restructuring for sustainable development is introduced, involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural systems.

The authors analyze a number of sectors and technological fields that are involved in the search for sustainable patterns of industrialization. Each technology chapter presents the state of the sector, the primary issues that concern the sector's sustainability, and the technical means for achieving sustainable outcomes. Comprehensive coverage is given to the fields of materials, various energy technologies and futures, tropical land use, transport and industrial space use, ecological process engineering, and agro-engineering. The book also contains chapters on systems views of the broader eco-restructuring concept, including its biophysical basis, global eco-restructuring and technological change, and national and international policy instruments and institutions.

The book breaks new ground in the understanding of sustainability as a multi- and interdisciplinary area.

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A dozen papers representing vital economic sectors and technological fields consider restructuring resource production and use in making the necessary transition to an economically sustainable global economy. Each technology chapter presents the issues and means for achieving that sector's sustainability. Other contributors take an interdisciplinary systems view of the broader eco-restructuring paradigm including its biophysical basis, relation to technological change, and policy instruments and institutions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280809848
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Robert U. Ayres is Sandoz Professor of Management and the Environment at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France. Paul M. Weaver is Director of the Centre for Eco-efficiency, Enterprise and Economy, Universities of Durham and Portsmouth, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Eco-restructuring: The transition to an ecologically sustainable economy 1
2 The biophysical basis of eco-restructuring: An overview of current relations between human economic activities and the global system 55
3 Ecological process engineering: The potential of bioprocessing 77
4 Materials futures: Pollution prevention, recycling, and improved functionality 109
5 Global energy futures: The long-term perspective for eco-restructuring 149
6 Fuel decarbonization for fuel cell applications and sequestration of the separated CO[subscript 2] 180
7 Photovoltaics 223
8 Global eco-restructuring and technological change in the twenty-first century 259
9 Agro-eco-restructuring: Potential for sustainability 276
10 The restructuring of tropical land-use systems 311
11 The restructuring of transport, logistics, trade, and industrial space use 338
12 National and international policy instruments and institutions for eco-restructuring 364
Contributors 408
Index 410
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