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By Cheryl Desha, Charlie Hargroves, Michael Harrison Smith, Pachauri Rajendra, Kenneth Ruffing, Gro Harlem Brundtland

ISBN-10: 184407529X

ISBN-13: 9781844075294

Cents and Sustainability is a clear-sighted reaction to the 1987 name via Dr Gro Brundtland in Our universal destiny to accomplish a brand new period of financial progress that's 'forceful and while socially and environmentally sustainable'. The Brundtland file argued that not just used to be it achieveable, yet that it was once an pressing relevant on the way to in achieving a transition to sustainable improvement whereas considerably decreasing poverty and using 'clean and eco-friendly' funding. With a few nonetheless arguing for considerably slowing financial progress in an effort to decrease pressures at the atmosphere, this new ebook, Cents and Sustainability, exhibits that it really is attainable to reconcile the necessity for financial progress and environmental sustainability via a method to decouple financial progress from environmental pressures, mixed with a renewed dedication to accomplish major environmental recovery and poverty relief. starting with a quick assessment of a few of the main urgent environmental demanding situations of our time, the ebook then explains 'decoupling theory', overviews a few elements which can undermine or even block efforts to decouple in either constructed and constructing international locations, after which discusses a few key issues to help the advance of nationwide 'decoupling strategies'. The e-book then makes a speciality of offering facts to aid higher motion, not only on weather swap, but in addition on decoupling monetary development from the lack of biodiversity and the deterioration of ordinary structures, freshwater extraction, waste construction, and pollution. within the lead as much as the 2012 United countries Earth Summit and past, Cents and Sustainability might be a vital advisor to notify and help countries to boost concepts to noticeably decrease environmental pressures, advance their financial system, create jobs and decrease poverty. 'I commend the workforce from The ordinary area venture and their companions for venture to enhance a reaction to 'Our universal destiny' to mark its twentieth anniversary.' Dr Gro Brundtland. Sequel to The normal benefit of international locations released with The ordinary area undertaking

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Cheryl would like to thank her family for their love and support of her commitment to sustainable engineering. The authors would like to thank Dhruv Sanghavi (author of Chapter 12), Peter Stasinopoulos (co-author of Chapter 10), and Connor Kretch (contributions to Chapter 8) for their contributions to the book. The authors would also like to thank Angie Reeve, Nathan Keilar and David Sparks for research support, Fatima Pinto for her tireless efforts in managing The Natural Edge Project (TNEP) office, and Candia Bruce from Working On It for her amazing support for our team.

2008) Whole System Design: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Engineering, Earthscan, London, and The Natural Edge Project, Australia. , Desha, C. and Hargroves, S. (2007) Energy Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation, The Natural Edge Project, Australia. , Stasinopoulos, P. and Desha, C. (2010) Water Transformed: Sustainable Water Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation, The Natural Edge Project, Australia. 35 Lovins, A. and Lovins, H. (1997) Climate: Making Money, Making Sense, Rocky Mountain Institute.

2009) ‘Factor 5 in ecocements’, CSIRO ECOS Magazine, no 149. , Hargroves, K. and Desha, C. (2008) Whole System Design: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Engineering, Earthscan, London, and The Natural Edge Project, Australia. , Desha, C. and Hargroves, S. (2007) Energy Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation, The Natural Edge Project, Australia. , Stasinopoulos, P. and Desha, C. (2010) Water Transformed: Sustainable Water Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation, The Natural Edge Project, Australia.

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