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Sustainable development / Susan Baker.Material type: BookSeries: Routledge introductions to environment series.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016Edition: Second edition.Description: xix, 449 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415522922 (paperback).Subject(s): Sustainable development | Globalization -- Economic aspects | Globalization -- Environmental aspects | Economic policy -- Environmental aspects | International organizationDDC classification: 338.927 BAK
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ch. 1 Introduction: the environment and sustainable development
pt. I Theoretical and conceptual exploration of sustainable development
ch. 2 The concept of sustainable development
ch. 3 The governance of sustainable development
ch. 4 Sustainable production and sustainable consumption
pt. II International engagement with sustainable development
ch. 5 Global governance and UN environment summits
ch. 6 Climate change and sustainable futures
ch. 7 Addressing biodiversity loss
ch. 8 Local actions for sustainable development
pt. III Sustainable development in different contexts
ch. 9 High consumption societies: the promotion of sustainable development in the European Union
ch. 10 Changing times in Eastern Europe
ch. 11 Challenges in the Third World
ch. 12 Emerging economies: China's model of sustainable development
ch. 13 Conclusion: the promotion of sustainable development: what has been achieved?.
pt. 1. Theoretical and conceptual exploration of sustainable development
part 2. International engagement with sustainable development
part 3. Sustainable development in different contexts.
The current focus on sustainable development opens up debates surrounding our relationship with the natural world, about what constitutes social progress and about the character of development, both in the Global North and the Global South. The promotion of sustainable futures is taking on a new urgency in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss. This concise and accessible text explores how the international community is responding to the challenge of sustainable development. It also investigates the prospect for, and barriers to, the promotion of sustainable development in high-consumption societies of the industrialised world, from the USA and the EU to the economies of transition in Eastern and Southern Asia. In Sustainable Development Baker considers the global impact of China's industrial boom as well as how Chinese investments are shaping the prospects for sustainable development on the African continent. This global coverage is balanced by investigating how local action, ranging from the transition towns movement in the UK to the Green Belt movement in Kenya, can contribute to the pursuit of sustainable development. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated and benefits from the addition of three new chapters: sustainable development in China; the governance of sustainable development; and sustainable production and consumption. Climate change and biodiversity management have also been expanded into full chapters.
The current focus on sustainable development opens up debates surrounding our relationship with the natural world, about what constitutes social progress and about the character of development, both in the Global North and the Global South. The promotion of sustainable futures is taking on a new urgency in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss.