Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment

Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment

by James Gustave Speth (Editor)

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Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment by James Gustave Speth

<p>Worlds Apart presents a cohesive set of essays by leading thinkers on the subject of globalization, offering a thoughtful overview of the major environmental issues related to globalization in a clear, reasoned style. Framed by Gus Speth’s introduction and conclusion, essays range from Jane Lubchenco’s discussion of the scientific indicators of global environmental change to Robert Kates’ examination of the prospect that our growing global interconnectedness could lead a transition to a more sustainable world to Vandana Shiva’s impassioned plea for a new “living democracy” that counters the degrading, dehumanizing tendencies of the global economy. Other contributors include Maurice Strong on the Rio Earth Summit and the future course of environmentalism, Jos&eacute; Goldemberg on energy, Jerry Mander on the inherent destructiveness of the global economic system, Stephan Schmidheiny on the forestry industry, and Daniel Esty and Maria Ivanova on global environmental governance.<p>Edited by one of the world’s leading experts on international environmental issues, the book brings together the most respected thinkers and actors on the world stage to offer a compelling set of perspectives and a solid introduction to the social and environmental dimensions of globalization.<br>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559639989
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 04/18/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
 
Chapter 1. Two Perspectives on Globalization and the Environment
Chapter 2. Waves of the Future: Sea Changes for a Sustainable World
Chapter 3. Stockholm Plus 30, Rio Plus 10: Creating a New Paradigm of Global Governance
Chapter 4. Energy and Sustainable Development
Chapter 5. Toward a Global Environmental Mechanism
Chapter 6. The Nexus and the Neem Tree: Globalization and a Transition toward Sustainability
Chapter 7. Intrinsic Negative Effects of Economic Globalization on the Environment
Chapter 8. Forests and Globalization: A Business Perspective
Chapter 9. The Myths of Globalization Exposed: Advancing toward Living Democracy
Chapter 10. Environment and Globalization after Johannesburg
 
Index

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