Acknowledgements.- Rethinking Sustainability-Editor's Introduction; Marco Keiner.-
Sustainability-Quo Vadis?.- Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment-2006; Albert A. Bartlett.- Sustainable Development-Definitions, Principles, Policies; Herman E. Daly.- Sustainability is Not Enough; Peter Marcuse.-
Challenges to Sustainable Development.- Sustainable Development and Urbanization; Marios Camhis.- Sustainable Economies-Local or Global?; Helena Norberg-Hodge.- Business and Human Rights; Klaus M. Leisinger.-
New approaches.- A New Glasnost for Global Sustainability; Mikhail Gorbachev.- Tools for the Transition to Sustainability; Dennis L. Meadows.- 'Factor Four' and Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization; Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker.- Ecological Footprint Accounting-Comparing Earth's Biological Capacity with an Economy's Resource Demand; Mathis Wackernagel.- Advancing Sustainable Development and its Implementation Through Spatial Planning; Marco Keiner.- Sustainability is Dead-Long Live Sustainability; Alan AtKisson.-
About the Authors. Index.
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?
Brings together the visions and contributions of highly esteemed thinkers on this subject (such as Herman E. Daly, Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dennis Meadows and others)
Fundamentally rethinks sustainability in the context of rapid global change
Criticise and questions the concept of sustainability
Offers New Dimensions of understanding sustainable development