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In Search of Sustainability

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What must we do to achieve a sustainable society? There is no one answer. The first steps towards sustainability cover a whole spectrum of economic, social and environmental issues.

In this volume Australian leaders from a wide range of fields discuss the key issues we must address if we are to move towards a more just and sustainable future. They identify the major concerns and challenges for achieving sustainability in the areas of:

human ...

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Overview

What must we do to achieve a sustainable society? There is no one answer. The first steps towards sustainability cover a whole spectrum of economic, social and environmental issues.

In this volume Australian leaders from a wide range of fields discuss the key issues we must address if we are to move towards a more just and sustainable future. They identify the major concerns and challenges for achieving sustainability in the areas of:

human health water resources land use and natural ecosystems energy equity and peace economic systems climate change labour forces and work urban design and transport population
Achieving sustainability will require major changes in our current approaches. The thought-provoking chapters in this book provide a solid introduction to the issues in the search for a genuine path to sustainability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780643090620
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

Jenny Goldie is national president of Sustainable Population Australia and also active in peak oil and climate change organizations. She is a former science teacher and communicator.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Contributors
Chapter 1 An urgent need to change direction

Jenny Goldie, Bob Douglas and Bryan Furnass
Chapter 2 Sustainability, health and well-being

Tony McMichael
Chapter 3 Inequality and conflict

Colin Butler
Chapter 4 The transition to a post-growth society

Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss
Chapter 5 Land use and ecosystems

John Williams and Denis Saunders
Chapter 6 Water: the key to sustainability in a dry land

Peter Cullen
Chapter 7 Climate change

Graeme Pearman
Chapter 8 Sustainable energy

Andrew Blakers
Chapter 9 Urban design and transport

Peter Newman
Chapter 10 Sustainable work: the issues for Australia

John Burgess and Julia Connell
Chapter 11 Population – the great multiplier

Jenny Goldie
Chapter 12 Achieving a sustainable future

Ian Lowe
Appendix - Recommendations of the ISOS conferences
Index

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