An Introduction to Sustainable Development

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Earthscan, 2012 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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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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Contents

Foreword
9
Preface
12
Acknowledgments
14
Authors and Contributors
16
Abbreviations and Acronyms
17
Chapter 1 From Malthus to Sustainable Development
19
Chapter 2 Challenges of Sustainable Development
41
Chapter 3 Global Environmental Issues
83
Chapter 8 Social Dimensions and Policies
217
Chapter 9 The Economics of Sustainability
259
Externalities Valuation and Time Externalities
275
Chapter 11 Natural Resource Accounting
299
Chapter 12 The Role of International Financial Institutions
313
Chapter 13 International Cooperation
345
Crisis Conflict and Compromise
369
Epilogue
385

Chapter 4 Sustainable Development Indicators
105
Chapter 5 Environmental Assessment
139
Trends and Policies
157
Chapter 7 Legislation International Law and Multilateral Environmental Agreements
183

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Peter P. Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City Planning, Harvard University, USA. Kazi F. Jalal is a lecturer at Harvards Extension School and was Chief of the Offi ce of Environment and Social Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). John A. Boyd, formerly a lawyer at ADB, has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Extension School and served as an ADB Principal Sector Specialist on Sustainable Development.

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