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The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development Book
Author : Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN : 0231173156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the worldÕs most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice. Sachs outlines the holistic way forward: sustainable development. This provocative work 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 SachsÕs 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 a clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

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 : 2020-04-23
ISBN : 1000051196
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 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.

Evaluating Agricultural Trade offs in the Age of Sustainable Development

Evaluating Agricultural Trade offs in the Age of Sustainable Development Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2018
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: A vibrant, resilient and productive agricultural sector is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Bringing about such a transformation requires optimizing a range of agronomic, environmental and socioeconomic outcomes from agricultural systems – from crop yields, to biodiversity, to human nutrition. However, these outcomes are not independent of each other – they interact in both positive and negative ways, creating the potential for synergies and trade-offs. Consequently, transforming the agricultural sector for the age of sustainable development requires tracking these interactions, assessing if objectives are being achieved and allowing for adaptive management within the diverse agricultural systems that make up global agriculture. This paper reviews the field of agricultural trade-off analysis, which has emerged to better understand these interactions – from field to farm, region to continent. Taking a "cradle-to-grave" approach, we distill agricultural trade-off analysis into four steps: 1) characterizing the decision setting and identifying the context-specific indicators needed to assess agricultural sustainability, 2) selecting the methods for generating indicator values across different scales, 3) deciding on the means of evaluating and communicating the trade-off options with stakeholders and decision-makers, and 4) improving uptake of trade-off analysis outputs by decision-makers. Given the breadth of the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of agriculture to many of them, we assess notions of human well-being beyond income or direct health concerns (e.g. related to gender, equality, nutrition), as well as diverse environmental indicators ranging from soil health to biodiversity to climate forcing. Looking forward, areas of future work include integrating the four steps into a single modeling platform and connecting tools across scales and disciplines to facilitate trade-off analysis. Likewise, enhancing the policy relevance of agricultural trade-off analysis requires improving scientist-stakeholder engagement in the research process. Only then can this field proactively address trade-off issues that are integral to sustainably intensifying local and global agriculture – a critical step toward successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Highlights: Agriculture is central to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals. Trade-off analysis allows the assessment of multiple aspects of sustainability. "Cradle-to-grave" approach, from indicator selection to effective communication Better engagement with stakeholders is critical to ensure policy relevance.

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.

User Experience in the Age of Sustainability

User Experience in the Age of Sustainability Book
Author : Kem-Laurin Kramer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0123877954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the user experience in the economic, sociological, and environmental movement to create sustainable products, and provides a framework for designing sustainable hardware, software, and packaging.

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.

The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law Inception Meaning and Status

The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law  Inception  Meaning and Status Book
Author : Nico J. Schrijver
Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release : 2008-12-15
ISBN : 9004174079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a remarkably short time "sustainable development" has become firmly established in international law. The World Commission on Environment and Development concisely defined this concept as: "development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". This definition combines inter-generational equity with an awareness of the finite capacity of the earth and its natural resources. This book brings together a collection of lectures given at the Hague Academy of International Law. The aim of the book is threefold: firstly, to review the genesis, clarify the meaning and assess the status of sustainable development within international law; secondly, to examine the legal principles that have emerged in the pursuit of sustainable development; and finally, to assess to what extent the current state of law demonstrates a balance between and integration of all relevant fields of international law as urged by the Rio, Johannesburg and World Summit documents.

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises

Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises Book
Author : G. Bruce Doern,Allan M. Maslove,Michael J. Prince
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2013-04-18
ISBN : 0773588531
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crunch, a pending era of budgetary austerity looms over Canada. Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises provides a roadmap through the difficult fiscal decisions that have characterized contemporary federal politics across four decades. The authors provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the constraints that have affected budgetary outcomes in the recent past and that will affect the near future, with analysis spanning micro, macro, social, environmental, and intergenerational domains. They examine the current Harper government's Conservative era, but also look at public budgeting under Chrétien, Mulroney, and Trudeau. Set in the crucial context of macroeconomic policy shifts and in a global comparative context, Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises broadens and deepens our understanding of government spending, borrowing, and taxing. Budgetary domains - complex realms of fiscal content, choice, and governance - are introduced and balanced against an analysis of these domains with pertinent and up-to-date discussions on institutional influences, dominant actors, and shifting power imbalances.

In Pursuit of Sustainable Development

In Pursuit of Sustainable Development Book
Author : Susan Baker,Katarina Eckerberg
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-04-23
ISBN : 1134112254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development. Following the obligations incurred at the Rio Earth Summit and the related UNCED process, European states began to produce sustainable development strategies in the 1990s. Implementation efforts are increasingly using ‘new’ governance arrangements, including: use of public/private partnerships new policy tools policy transfer and benchmarking policy networks and involvement of stakeholder groups and institutional capacity enhancement. The editors, whom are leading experts on the subject, explore the nature, extent and characteristics of the new governance arrangements that have been put in place to implement sustainable development strategies and initiatives at the sub-national levels. They also examine the approaches that sub-national governments adopted towards the mobilization of ‘stakeholders’ in these initiatives and what type of non-governmental actors have become involved. In Pursuit of Sustainable Development will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, development, geography, planning and social policy.

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.

The Future of Sustainability

The Future of Sustainability Book
Author : Marco Keiner
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-09-09
ISBN : 1402049080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a broad discussion on sustainable development, rethinking and improving its effectiveness as a paradigm of today and tomorrow. Outstanding visionary thinkers and scientists offer their timely assessment on the future prospects of mankind: In what direction are we heading? How can the world become more just and equitable, and how can future development be sustained to adequately address economic, social, and – perhaps most important – environmental issues?

The Age of Ecology

The Age of Ecology Book
Author : David Cayley
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9781550283495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on interviews conducted for CBC Radio's Ideas, this book draws together an international selection of environmental experts, scientists, philosophers, and activists who discuss ecology with David Cayley. Focusing on the tension between economic development strategies and ecological concerns about the environment, the book draws on writers and experiences in developed nations as well as the Third World. The discussions investigate "deep ecology," the consequences of environmental degradation, the philosophy of environmentalism, and the shortcomings of development. The Age of Ecology is an intimate and engaging review of the varieties of contemporary ecological experience.

Towards Sustainable Development Indicators to Measure Progress Proceedings of the Rome Conference

Towards Sustainable Development Indicators to Measure Progress  Proceedings of the Rome Conference  Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2000-09-04
ISBN : 9264187642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book contains the proceedings of the OECD Conference that was held in Rome in December 1999. It presents the wide range of initiatives and indicators that are already in place, and outlines the challenges that remain in measuring progress towards sustainable development.

Handbook of Sustainable Development

Handbook of Sustainable Development Book
Author : Giles Atkinson,Simon Dietz,Eric Neumayer,Matthew Agarwala
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2014-09-26
ISBN : 1782544704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved.ø

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization Book
Author : William K. Tabb
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0231131550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classical models of international free trade that have long been championed by the US, have failed to produce the rapid growth, reduced poverty & stable societies that have been promised. William Tabb advocates a new financial architecture to meet the real needs of the world in the 21st century.

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Book
Author : Jorge E. Viñuales
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2015-02-05
ISBN : 0191510424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

Wales Central Organising Principle Legislating for Sustainable Development

Wales  Central Organising Principle  Legislating for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Anna Nicholl,John Osmond
Publisher : Institute of Welsh Affairs
Release : 2012-06-12
ISBN : 1904773621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication explains why legislation to embed sustainable development as a 'central organising principle' of government needs to be more than a paper exercise. -- Welsh Books Council