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The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development Book
Author : Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2015-03-03
ISBN : 0231539002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit http://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.

The Age of Sustainability

The Age of Sustainability Book
Author : Mark Swilling
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-11-21
ISBN : 042960372X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, economic stagnation and a crisis of identity. There is mounting evidence that deeper transitions are underway that suggest we may be entering another period of great transformation equal in significance to the agricultural revolution some 13,000 years ago or the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago. This book helps readers make sense of our global crisis and the dynamics of transition that could result in a shift from the industrial epoch that we live in now to a more sustainable and equitable age. The global renewable energy transition that is already underway holds the key to the wider just transition. However, the evolutionary potential of the present also manifests in the mushrooming of ecocultures, new urban visions, sustainability-oriented developmental states and new ways of learning and researching. Shedding light on the highly complex challenge of a sustainable and just transition, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with establishing a more sustainable and equitable world. Ultimately, this is a book about hope but without easy answers.

Short Sea Shipping in the Age of Sustainable Development and Information Technology

Short Sea Shipping in the Age of Sustainable Development and Information Technology Book
Author : Tiago A. Santos,C. Guedes Soares
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-04-06
ISBN : 1000051099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a thorough understanding of Short Sea Shipping (SSS) and its role in transport chains, presenting a revision of EU policies for SSS. Infrastructure and equipment required for the success of SSS are discussed, including critical features of modern roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ships and terminals. Models are proposed for the evaluation of transportation demand in SSS, including the potential effects of external costs, and its results are used within the scope of methods for Ro-Ro ship and fleet sizing. A discussion of methods used to calculate such costs is provided, and a comparison of aggregated demand with and without internalisation of external costs is carried out, pointing towards solutions for ‘greening’ freight transportation. Applications of multi-criteria decision-making and simulation techniques to supply chains based on SSS are presented. The role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the promotion of SSS is also discussed. A number of case studies illustrate the different research methods and techniques. This book is a useful resource for students and researchers studying transportation, as well as policymakers and practitioners involved in this field and anyone with an interest in the promotion of environmentally sound transport solutions.

The Ages of Globalization

The Ages of Globalization Book
Author : Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2020-06-02
ISBN : 0231550480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today’s most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity’s story has always been on a global scale. In this book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, turns to world history to shed light on how we can meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Sachs takes readers through a series of seven distinct waves of technological and institutional change, starting with the original settling of the planet by early modern humans through long-distance migration and ending with reflections on today’s globalization. Along the way, he considers how the interplay of geography, technology, and institutions influenced the Neolithic revolution; the role of the horse in the emergence of empires; the spread of large land-based empires in the classical age; the rise of global empires after the opening of sea routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and the industrial age. The dynamics of these past waves, Sachs demonstrates, offer fresh perspective on the ongoing processes taking place in our own time—a globalization based on digital technologies. Sachs emphasizes the need for new methods of international governance and cooperation to prevent conflicts and to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives aligned with sustainable development. The Ages of Globalization is a vital book for all readers aiming to make sense of our rapidly changing world.

Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information

Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information Book
Author : Naz Rassool
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 9781853594328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text discusses the complexities that surround literacy in the modern world. It examines prevailing definitions and views of literacy and evaluates these against the technological skills and knowledge demands of the information society. Within a world increasingly concerned about sustainable development, the book highlights the importance of multiliteracies and adequate levels of communicative competence in facilitating effective participation in the democractic process.

Local Places in the Age of the Global City

Local Places in the Age of the Global City Book
Author : Roger Keil,Gerda R. Wekerle,David V. J. Bell
Publisher : Black Rose Books Limited
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ugly grey heap of cement and asphalt that makes up much of the urban sprawl is something most of us wish would just go away. And yet, more than half the world's population will live in urban centres by the turn of the millennium and most will be exposed to degraded urban environments. The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be considered as part of the solution. This volume brings together clear and critical analyses and practical proposals that bring us closer to that reality. A primer for urban ecologists who seek to sustain the local places but in the larger political context. Local Places provides planners, community activists, students and the general reader with a cross section of current debates and proposals surrounding urban sustainability.

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization Book
Author : Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2017-09-05
ISBN : 1498551408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, and intellectual circumstances that paved the way for the inception of sustainable development. It offers in-depth analyses of economic globalization, current society–environment relationships, and global trade.

Lesotho Atlas of Sustainable Development

Lesotho Atlas of Sustainable Development Book
Author : D. M. Bohra
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Caribbean Economy in the Age of Globalization

The Caribbean Economy in the Age of Globalization Book
Author : Ransford W. Palmer
Publisher : Early Modern Cultural Studies
Release : 2009-03-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book examines the status of the Anglophone Caribbean economy and the options it faces as traditional preferential trade arrangements begin to disappear. Two broad options are explored: one is the transformation of primary exports into higher value-added products and the other is a shift in the economic structure toward tourism and other services. The book constructs a model of a potential Caribbean economy, described as a travel economy. The travel economy is based on two enduring features of Caribbean life—tourism and migration.—and it is meant to provide a benchmark against which to gauge the evolution of the structure of individual economies. The main contribution of this book is a concise and methodological treatment of the issues of transition and adjustment that the Caribbean faces in an increasingly liberalized international trading system.

The Age of Low Tech

The Age of Low Tech Book
Author : Bihouix, Philippe
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2020-10-21
ISBN : 1529213282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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People often believe that we can overcome the profound environmental and climate crises we face by smart systems, green innovations and more recycling. However, the quest for complex technological solutions, which rely on increasingly exotic and scarce materials, makes this unlikely. A best-seller in France, this English language edition introduces readers to an alternative perspective on how we should be marshalling our resources to preserve the planet and secure our future. Bihouix skilfully goes against the grain to argue that ‘high’ technology will not solve global problems and envisages a different approach to build a more resilient and sustainable society.

Sourcebook on Sustainable Development

Sourcebook on Sustainable Development Book
Author : International Institute for Sustainable Development
Publisher : International Institute for Sustainable Development = Institut international du développement durable
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This directory brings together important material from a wide variety of relevant sources, beginning with a listing and description of about 70 of the principal international organizations active in the field of sustainable development. It covers general publications and guidebooks; economy and ecology; social and community issues and solutions; environment and natural resources; investment for sustainable development; and regional and country reports. Information is also given on audio-visual productions and resources, computer networks and conferencing systems, and online databases. A glossary is included. The appendices provide detail on computer technology and practices.

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Jan-Peter Voss,Dierk Bauknecht,René Kemp
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book deals with the issue of sustainable development in a novel and innovative way. It examines the governance implications of reflexive modernisation - the condition that societal development is endangered by its own side-effects. With conceptualising reflexive governance the book leads a way out of endless quarrels about the definition of sustainability and into a new mode of collective action.The authors assert that sustainability is not a defined end-state, but should be understood as the capacity of society to learn about the conditions of its future existence and wants. This requires, in their view, a specific kind of problem solving framework which emphasises the interlinkage of problems and scales, as well as long-term and indirect effects of various actions. Sustainability calls for new forms of governance with attention given to uncertainty, ambivalence about multiple goals and distributed power. The book develops an alternative framework with which to address the challenge of sustainability and derives a set of strategy elements for dealing with sustainability in practice. These are discussed from conceptual as well as practical perspectives.Bringing recent insights from innovation research, governance studies and complexity theory in common focus, Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development will be of great interest to researchers in social change, innovation and governance studies, as well as policymakers confronted with sustainable development issues.

A New Foreign Policy

A New Foreign Policy Book
Author : Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0231547889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this sobering analysis of American foreign policy under Trump, the award-winning economist calls for a new approach to international engagement. The American Century began in 1941 and ended in 2017, on the day of President Trump’s inauguration. The subsequent turn toward nationalism and “America first” unilateralism did not made America great. It announced the abdication of our responsibilities in the face of environmental crises, political upheaval, mass migration, and other global challenges. As a result, America no longer dominates geopolitics or the world economy as it once did. In this incisive and passionate book, Jeffrey D. Sachs provides the blueprint for a new foreign policy that embraces global cooperation, international law, and aspirations for worldwide prosperity. He argues that America’s approach to the world must shift from military might and wars of choice to a commitment to shared objectives of sustainable development. A New Foreign Policy explores both the danger of the “America first” mindset and the possibilities for a new way forward, proposing timely and achievable plans to foster global economic growth, reconfigure the United Nations for the twenty-first century, and build a multipolar world that is prosperous, peaceful, fair, and resilient.

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization Book
Author : Samir Amin
Publisher : Zed Books
Release : 1997-02-15
ISBN : 9781856494670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Samir Amin is one of the world's most profound thinkers about the changing nature of capitalism, North-South relations and issues of development. In this book, he provides us with a powerful understanding of the new and very different era which capitalism has now entered with the collapse of the Soviet model, the triumph of the market and accelerating globalization. His sophisticated analysis brings within its ambit the increasingly differentiated regions of the South, the former Eastern bloc countries, as well as Western Europe. He also integrates his economic arguments about the nature of the crisis with political arguments based on his vision of human history not as simply determined by material realities, but as the product of social responses to those realities. His innovative analysis of the rise of ethnicity and fundamentalism as consequences of the failure of ruling classes in the South to alter the unequal terms of globalization is particularly compelling. And his deconstruction of the Bretton Woods institutions as the managerial mechanisms protecting the profitability of capital has profound implications for the likelihood of their being reformed in any meaningful way. Looking ahead, Amin rejects the apparent inevitability of globalization in its present polarising form, and instead asserts the need for each society to negotiate the terms of its inter-dependence with the rest of the global economy.

Planning for Sustainable Development

Planning for Sustainable Development Book
Author : United Nations. Department for Development Support and Management Services,United Nations Development Programme. Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries. Special Unit
Publisher : New York : United Nations
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Planning for Sustainable Development book written by United Nations. Department for Development Support and Management Services,United Nations Development Programme. Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries. Special Unit, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dryland Husbandry for Sustainable Development in the Southern Rangelands of Kenya

Dryland Husbandry for Sustainable Development in the Southern Rangelands of Kenya Book
Author : Nashon K. R. Musimba
Publisher : Organisation for Social Science
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some Aspects of Sustainable Development

Some Aspects of Sustainable Development Book
Author : Louise Grenier
Publisher : [North York, Ont.] : University Consortium on the Environment
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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