Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action

Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action

by Phillip J. Cooper, Claudia Maria Vargas
     
 

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Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines the successful and failed efforts designed to address the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Based on broadSee more details below

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Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines the successful and failed efforts designed to address the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Based on broad research that started before the Earth Summit, Implementing Sustainable Development offers a practical and useful approach to identifying and addressing policy implementation challenges.

Editorial Reviews

Sylvester Murray
An excellent book that presents sustainable development in a comprehensive fashion. Thorough, well researched, and precisely on target, the authors frame the implementation issues very well. A welcomed addition to the literature.
Barry Allen
The wide range of case studies illustrate well the problems and possibilities of applying the principles of sustainable development in our communities.
Jack Manno
What I appreciate about it most is its thorough and cross-disciplinary focus on the feasibility for sustainable development. I welcome it as a thorough treatment of the feasibility of sustainable development in the 'real world.'
Karina Garbesi
A rich source of detailed examples illustrating the successes and failures of sustainable development projects in both developing and developed countries. The book provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the causes of those successes and failures, and thereby a means to anticipate and correct potential pitfalls in future efforts. Its thorough documentation, lucid prose, and abundant case studies make this book an important resource for students and practitioners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461637677
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
3 MB

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