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Sustainability, key issues, edited by Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Summary
Sustainability: Key Issues 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: * a definition of the key concept * a history of how and why the issue has emerged * a discussion of the advantages, drawbacks, main contributions and controversies associated with this issue * case studies to demonstrate how it works in reality * critical discussion of mainstream models of sustainability and the reason why they don't work * introduction of beyond-the-convention alternatives, including circular economy and cradle to cradle approaches This is the ideal book for students and anyone interested in understanding the key issues within sustainability and how they interact
Table Of Contents
Defining sustainability / Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet -- Sustainability, the metaphysics of mastery, and transcendent nature / Michael Bonnett -- Reconstructing the sustainability narrative : separating myth from reality / Peter N. Nemetz -- Ethics in sustainability indexes / Sarah E. Fredericks -- Navigating towards sustainability: essential aspects of assessment and indicators / Waas T. Hugé, J. Verbruggen, A. Block, T -- Concepts, methodologies, data and tools to assess water use / Markus Pahlow -- Sustainable consumption and its discontents / Cindy Isenhour -- The future we want : post Rio+20 sustainable development goals and the role of education for sustainable development / Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Kanayathu C Koshy and Walter Leal Filho -- Sustainability 2.0 : new strategies for achieving behavior change in a more connected world / Anna C. Evely, Mark S. Reed, David Adams, and Emily Lambert -- Csr, voluntary standards & sustainability / Thomas B. Long, Anne Tallontire, and William Young -- Business and production solutions : closing loops & the circular economy / Mike Tennant, Geraldine Brennan and Fenna Blomsma -- Economic growth and sustainability / Christian Kerschner, Daniel W. O'Neill -- Population matters / Blake Alcott -- Urban sustainability / John Blewitt -- Sustainable rural development and livelihoods / Andreas Neef -- Environmental politics, animal rights and ecological justice / Robert Garner -- Environmental ethics for tomorrow : sustaining the biosphere / Holmes Rolston III -- Is "sustainability" the same as "sustainable development"? / Haydn Washington
Language
eng
Physical Description
xvii, 393 p. :, ill. ;, 24 cm
Isbn
9780415529853

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