An Introduction to Sustainable Development
This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.
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CHAPTER 1 FROM MALTHUS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ...
CHAPTER 2 CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ...
CHAPTER 3 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
CHAPTER 8 SOCIAL DIMENSIONS AND POLICIES
CHAPTER 9 THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
EXTERNALITIES VALUATION AND TIME EXTERNALITIES ...
CHAPTER 11 NATURAL RESOURCE ACCOUNTING
CHAPTER 12 THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ...
CHAPTER 13 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
CRISIS CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE ...
IS LIFE ON EARTH SUSTAINABLE?
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