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The Sustainability Mirage: Illusion and Reality in the Coming War on Climate Change
     

The Sustainability Mirage: Illusion and Reality in the Coming War on Climate Change

by John Foster
 

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ISBN-10: 1844075346

ISBN-13: 9781844075348

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sustainable development thinking got environmental issues onto the agenda but it may now be stopping us from taking serious action on climate change and other crucial planetary issues.

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Sustainable development thinking got environmental issues onto the agenda but it may now be stopping us from taking serious action on climate change and other crucial planetary issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844075348
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

A note on notes xi

Preface: Sustainability, Mirage and Reality xiii

Part I What's Wrong with Sustainable Development?

1 The Sustainability Horizon 3

2 Pursuing the Mirage 17

Uncertain Science 19

Floating Standards 30

Shadow Stewardship 41

3 Mirage Politics 53

Part II Deep Sustainability

4 Shifting the Focus 69

5 'Life Goes On' 85

Part III Greening Our Luck

6 Making the Break: The Carbon Framework 115

7 Widening Our Options 135

Enterprise 135

Governance 140

Education for Sustainability 145

8 The Politics of Reality 149

Notes 157

Index 165

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