Sustainability: Key Issues
Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Routledge, 2015 - Business & Economics - 393 pages
20 Key Issues in Sustainability is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students doing courses in sustainability. Highly original, it covers the very broad spectrum of ideas covered under sustainability, from participation, resilience, growth, ecological modernism through to culture, sustainable communities and sustainable consumption.
Each chapter covers one key idea, and has been written by an expert in that field. This book makes key issues approachable, with each chapter containing:
The book is divided into five sections, each dealing with a different aspect of sustainability. The first section defines sustainability and nature, exploring how ideas of sustainability have emerged and looking forward to what sustainability might mean in the future, and what might influence this. The second section addresses environmental monitoring, assessment, and adaptation issues. Section three looks at the ambiguous yet commonly used terms in the lexicon of the environmental social sciences, namely environmental governance as well as policy and planning. Sections four and five are dedicated to ecological and environmental economics as well as issues of sustainability in business, corporate responsibility, higher education, and consumer behaviour.
This is the ideal book for anyone interested in understanding the key issues within sustainability and how they interact.