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Overview


In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read charts, State of the World 2012 offers a new perspective on what changes and policies will be necessary to make sustainability a permanent feature of the world's economies. The Worldwatch Institute has been named one of the top three environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
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Editorial Reviews

GlobeScan survey of sustainable experts

"Top-ranked annual books on sustainable development."
Midwest Book Review

"A wise read for the world's future, Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity is a solid and much recommended read for environmental and science collections."
Pulitzer Prize winner - E.O. Wilson

"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries . . . on the global environment."
Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson
"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries . . . on the global environment."
Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

"...it has provided compelling and increasingly sophisticated analyses of those challenges; and it has helped to bring coherence and direction to the study of global environmental governance. In doing so, the series has increased the capacity of the policy and scientific community to meet the challenges of the next century."
Experimental Agriculture

"Together with 35 pages of referenced notes and a 15-page index, the...chapters constitute a worthy, excellent-value compendium of environmental information."
Midwest Book Review

"A wise read for the world's future, Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity is a solid and much recommended read for environmental and science collections."

GlobeScan survey of sustainable experts
"Top-ranked annual books on sustainable development."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610910378
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,163,530
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Foreword, by Luis A. Ubinas, President, Ford Foundation
Preface, by Robert Engelman, President, Worldwatch Institute
State of the World: A Year in Review, by Matt Richmond
-Making the Green Economy Work for Everybody, by Michael Renner
-The Path to Degrowth in Overdeveloped Countries, by Erik Assadourian
-Planning for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development, by Eric S. Belsky
-Moving Toward Sustainable Transport, by Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes
-Information and Communications Technologies Creating Livable, Equitable, Sustainable Cities, by Diana Lind
-Measuring U.S. Sustainable Urban Development, by Eugenie L. Birch and Amy Lynch
-Reinventing the Corporation, by Allen L. White and Monica Baraldi
-A New Global Architecture for Sustainability Governance, by Maria Ivanova
Contents
POLICY TOOLBOX
-Nine Population Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion, by Robert Engelman
-From Light Green to Sustainable Buildings, by Kaarin Taipale
-Public Policies on More-Sustainable Consumption, by Helio Mattar
-Mobilizing the Business Community in Brazil and Beyond, by Jorge Abrahão, Paulo Itacarambi, and Henrique Lian
-Growing a Sustainable Future, by Monique Mikhail
-Food Security and Equity in a Climate-Constrained World, by Mia MacDonald
-Biodiversity: Combating the Sixth Mass Extinction, by Bo Normander
-Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Prosperity, by Ida Kubiszewski and Robert Costanza
-Getting Local Government Right, by Joseph Foti
Notes
Index
BOXES
1–1 The Role of Decoupling in a Green Economy, by José Eli da Veiga
1–2 Renewable Energy and Trade Disputes, by Miki Kobayshi
2–1 Defining Degrowth, by Erik Assadourian
2–2 Sacrifice and a New Politics of Sustainability, by John MMeyer
3–1 The Rapid Growth of Megacities, by Alexandra Hayles
3–2 Elements of a Charge to National Urban Sustainable Planning and
Development Commissions, by Eric SBelsky
4–1 Examples of Best Practices in Avoid-Shift-Improve Approach, by Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes
4–2 Principles for Transport in Urban Life, by Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes .
5–1 Principles of New Urbanism, by Diana Lind
6–1 Partnership for Sustainable Communities Livability Principles,
by Eugenie L. Birch and Amy Lynch
6–2 Policy Roadmap for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, by Eugenie L. Birch and Amy Lynch
7–1 The Roots of the Modern Corporation, by Allen L. White and Monica Baraldi
7–2 Envisioning Sustainable Futures, by Nicole-Anne Boyer and Vanessa Timmer
8–1 The Nairobi-Helsinki Outcome, by Maria Ivanova
8–2 Maurice Strong’s Original Vision for UNEP
8–3 Internal UNEP Actions to Enhance Authority, Financing, and Connectivity, by Maria Ivanova
8–4 Government Actions to Enhance UNEP, by Maria Ivanova
9–1 Environmental Impact of Pets, by Erik Assadourian
10–1 Examples of Corruption in Construction, by Kaarin Taipale
10–2 Searching for Core Indicators of the Sustainability of a Building, by Kaarin Taipale
10–3 European Union Directives on Energy Performance of Buildings, by Kaarin Taipale
11–1 Consumption, Communities, and Well-being, by Dagny Tucker
11–2 Japanese Efforts to Build a Sound Material-Cycle Society, by Yuichi Moriguchi .
11–3 Setting Global Goals, by Erik Assadourian
12–1 The Roots of the Ethos Institute, by Jorge Abrahão, Paulo Itacarambi, and Henrique Lian
14–1 Aquaculture’s Costs and Benefits, by Trine SJensen and Eirini Glyki
14–2 The Changing Nature of Agriculture in Brazil, by Mia MacDonald
15–1 Urban Farmers Can Reduce Biodiversity Loss, by Bo Normander
15–2 Coral Reefs Under Threat, by Eirini Glyki and Bo Normander
17–1 The Elements of Principle 10 at the Local Level, by Joseph Foti
17–2 The Access Initiative, by Joseph Foti
TABLES
3–1 World Urban Population Shares by Major Area and Region, 2000 to 2030
4–1 Characteristics of Unmanaged Motorization and Sustainable Transport
4–2 Transport Components in the Clean Technology Fund, March 2010
6–1 Livability Principles and Related Indicator Types
10–1 Layperson’s Checklist of Issues to Be Considered in Sustainable Buildings and Construction
10–2 Examples of Policy Tools on Buildings
17–1 Summary of Case Studies in Urban Governance
FIGURES
1–1 Ownership of Economic Assets Worldwide, 2000
1–2 Human Development Index and Ecological Footprint of Nations, 2006
1–3 Leading Countries in Renewable Energy, by Type, 2009/2010
4–1 Global Transport Energy Use, 1971–2005
4–2 Reported Deaths by Type of Road User, by Region and Income Group
4–3 Well-to-Wheel GHG Emissions for Baseline Scenario and IEA Goals
5–1 Estimated Mobile-Cellular Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants, 2011
5–2 Internet Users, Industrial and Developing Countries, 2006 and 2011
6–1 Sustainable Development Indicator System Timeline
7–1 Proportion of Corporate Functions Undertaken Abroad
7–2 Countries and Regions with Most Global Compact Company Headquarters
7–3 Growth in Global Reporting Initiative Reports, 2000–10
8–1 Annual Budgets of Selected International Institutions for 2010
9–1 World Population, by Region, 1970–2010
9–2 Population Growth Rates, by Region, 1970–2010
15–1 Red List Status of Species by Major Groups, 2011
15–2 The Living Planet Index, 1970–2007
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