Sustainable Development: An Introductory Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

'Sustainable development' is the catchphrase of the 1990s. Governments around the world, international institutions, local organizations and NGOs have committed themselves to its principles and have adopted policies to promote it.

But 'sustainable development' is difficult to define - let alone implement - and its proponents and advocates may all interpret it in very different ways.

This introductory guide provides a clear and accurate ...
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Sustainable Development: An Introductory Guide

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Overview

'Sustainable development' is the catchphrase of the 1990s. Governments around the world, international institutions, local organizations and NGOs have committed themselves to its principles and have adopted policies to promote it.

But 'sustainable development' is difficult to define - let alone implement - and its proponents and advocates may all interpret it in very different ways.

This introductory guide provides a clear and accurate account of what sustainable development actually is. David Reid gives an overview of the history of the concept and how it has evolved in recent years, describes the obstacles to achieving sustainable development, and looks at recent progress towards implementing it - and at how much we have still to do.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134168934
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 284
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Reid is a researcher at the Centre for Human Ecology at the University of Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

Acronyms
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. I The Global Crisis and Responses to it 1
1 The Global Crisis 3
2 Environmentalist Responses 24
3 Developmental Responses 44
Pt. II The Implications of Brundtland's Definition Examined 67
4 Meeting Human Needs 69
5 The Sustainable Use of Global Resources 89
6 Principles, Policies and Process 107
Pt. III Assessing the Obstacles 127
7 Obstacles to Sustainable Development 129
8 Overcoming the Obstacles 151
Pt. IV Developments since Brundtland 179
9 The Rio Summit 181
10 On or Down from the Summit? 199
11 Sustainable Development in the mid-1990s 221
References and Further Reading 239
Index 255
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