Managing the Earth: The Linacre Lectures

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Overview

Although it is now widely recognized throughout societies around the world that humankind is straining the capacity of our planet, the responses of the many parties who need to come together to solve the myriad challenges have in general been sectoral in their approach. In this book, eight highly experienced authors from academia, intergovernmental negotiation, and diplomacy each present their own perspective and assess prospects for progress. The necessity for interdisciplinarity of approach, and for partnership and altruism on an unprecedented scale for solution, and for new negotiation and arbitration frameworks, emerge as inevitable conclusions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252671
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Linacre Lectures Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

both at Oxford University
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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 How Fragile is the Earth System? 5
2 Risks of Conflict: Resource and Population Pressures 35
3 Valuing the Earth: Reintegrating the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature 47
4 Can Technology Save Us from Global Climate Change? 77
5 The Role of Corporate Leadership 101
6 Who Governs a Sustainable World? The Role of International Courts and Tribunals 111
7 The Climate Change Regime: Can a Divided World Unite? 129
8 Protecting the Vulnerable: Climate Change and Food Security 157
Index 179
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