The Age of Sustainable Development

Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539002
Category: Political Science
Page: 544
View: 4199
Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.

Конец бедности. Экономические возможности нашего времени

Author: Сакс Джеффри Д.
Publisher: Directmedia
ISBN: 5932553065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 440
View: 776
В настоящее время более одного миллиарда человек в мире живет в условиях крайней нищеты, не имея возможности самостоятельно справиться с болезнями, географической изоляцией, политической нестабильностью

Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information

Author: Naz Rassool
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853594328
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 2370
This text discusses the complexities that surround literacy in the modern world. It examines prevailing definitions and views of literacy and evaluates these against the technological skills and knowledge demands of the information society. Within a world increasingly concerned about sustainable development, the book highlights the importance of multiliteracies and adequate levels of communicative competence in facilitating effective participation in the democractic process.

Building the New American Economy

Smart, Fair, and Sustainable
Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545282
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
View: 1417
In this passionate and powerful book—part manifesto, part plan of action—the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical strategy to move America, seemingly more divided than ever, toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development is a holistic approach that emphasizes economic, social, and environmental objectives in shaping policy. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled. Sachs explores issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions. His argument rises above the pessimism born of political paralysis, economic stagnation, and partisanship to devise a brighter way forward, achievable both individually and collectively. In Building the New American Economy, Sachs shows how the United States can find a path to renewed economic progress that is fair and environmentally sustainable.

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

A Quest for a Paradigm of Development
Author: Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498551408
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
View: 432
This book offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, and intellectual circumstances that paved the way for the inception of sustainable development. It offers in-depth analyses of economic globalization, current society–environment relationships, and global trade.

The Ages of Globalization

Geography, Technology, and Institutions
Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231550480
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 6709
Today’s most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity’s story has always been on a global scale, and this history deeply informs the present. In this book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, turns to world history to shed light on how we can meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Sachs takes readers through a series of six distinct waves of technological and ideological change, starting with the very beginnings of our species and ending with reflections on present-day globalization. Along the way, he considers how the interplay of geography, technology, and institutions influenced the Neolithic revolution; the spread of land-based empires; the opening of sea routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and the industrial age. The dynamics of these past waves, Sachs contends, give us new perspective on the ongoing processes taking place in our own time—and how we should work to guide the change we need. In light of this new understanding of globalization, Sachs emphasizes the need for new methods of international governance and cooperation to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives aligned with sustainable development. The Ages of Globalization is a vital book for all readers aiming to make sense of our rapidly changing world.

Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change

People: The Cure or Curse
Author: Ali Cheshmehzangi,Ayotunde Dawodu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811313881
Category: Science
Page: 188
View: 9837
This book considers the impact of climate change on cities, advocating that people are the panaceas and antidote to mitigating climate change, by enhancing their involvement in achieving sustainable development Goals (SDGs). This leads to the development of an SDG best practice participation template, which is supported by an extensive checklist of the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ in participatory processes. Using case studies, extensive literature reviews and meta-analysis to make a case for a people-centric and integrated approach to sustainable urban development, it examines the role of governance in climate change, focusing on decision making processes, policies and regulations, as well as focusing on the significance of a people-oriented approach on climate change and cities. Through an extensive global outlook, this book highlights bottom-up methods of implementing and achieving sustainable urban development in the age of climate change. These highlights should help to develop new mindsets, new strategies, new directions and new policies, through which we can see a more sustainable approach to urbanisation and urban development globally, which can start ‘equipping future generations with the tools for them to help their future generations’.

User Experience in the Age of Sustainability

A Practitioner's Blueprint
Author: Kem-Laurin Kramer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123877954
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 206
View: 610
Examines the user experience in the economic, sociological, and environmental movement to create sustainable products, and provides a framework for designing sustainable hardware, software, and packaging.

12 правил жизни: противоядие от хаоса

Author: Питерсон Джордан
Publisher: "Издательский дом ""Питер"""
ISBN: 544611115X
Category: Psychology
Page: 464
View: 7246
Современный мир — это цитадель порядка или царство хаоса? Мы появляемся на свет, чтобы стать вольными художниками Бытия или следовать универсальным Правилам? Отвечая на сложнейшие вопросы мироустройства, доктор Питерсон мастерски сплетает постулаты древних учений, великие литературные произведения и откровения современной науки и философии. Лобстеры непреклонны и тверды, защищая свою территорию. Шимпанзе кровожадны и склонны к иерархии. Кошки дружелюбны, но живут сами по себе. Не теми ли путями идут люди, балансируя между добротой и озлобленностью, великодушием и обидой благородством и мстительностью? «12 правил жизни» — 12 бездонно простых истин, мудрые законы существования, низвергающие стереотипы и облагораживающие разум и дух читателя. Джордан Питерсон — клинический психолог, философ, профессор психологии Университета Торонто. Занимается исследованием идеологии, религии, тоталитарных систем, личности и сознания. Его лекции и выступления набирают миллионные просмотры на YouTube, что сделало этого харизматичного преподавателя и мыслителя настоящим кумиром современной интеллектуальной молодежи.

The Future of Sustainability

Author: Marco Keiner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402049080
Category: Science
Page: 258
View: 6957
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?

In Pursuit of Sustainable Development

New Governance Practices at the Sub-national Level in Europe
Author: Susan Baker,Katarina Eckerberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134112254
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 9077
The book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development. Following the obligations incurred at the Rio Earth Summit and the related UNCED process, European states began to produce sustainable development strategies in the 1990s. Implementation efforts are increasingly using ‘new’ governance arrangements, including: use of public/private partnerships new policy tools policy transfer and benchmarking policy networks and involvement of stakeholder groups and institutional capacity enhancement. The editors, whom are leading experts on the subject, explore the nature, extent and characteristics of the new governance arrangements that have been put in place to implement sustainable development strategies and initiatives at the sub-national levels. They also examine the approaches that sub-national governments adopted towards the mobilization of ‘stakeholders’ in these initiatives and what type of non-governmental actors have become involved. In Pursuit of Sustainable Development will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, development, geography, planning and social policy.

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

A Commentary
Author: Jorge E. Viñuales
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510424
Category: Law
Page: 530
View: 6460
The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education

Learning in an age of transformation
Author: Matthias Barth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135052026
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
View: 5764
In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher education curriculum can be changed to facilitate the paradigm shift needed. Across the globe, a rising number of higher education institutions and academics are responding to these questions by transforming their own teaching and learning and their institutions’ curricula. This book contributes to that development by examining in-depth case studies of innovative approaches and curriculum changes at multiple levels of the education sector. Elaborating key principles of higher education for sustainable development and identifying drivers and barriers to implementing sustainability in the curriculum, the book provides a comprehensive overview of what makes higher education for sustainable development a unique field of research and practice, as well as offering a coherent narrative of how change can be effected in it. This much-needed book is a valuable resource to inform, guide and inspire students, academics, administrators and community partners, whether experienced or new to the field, whether already committed or not to higher education for sustainable development in an age of transformation.

Culture and Economics in the Global Community

A Framework for Socioeconomic Development
Author: Professor Kensei Hiwaki
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409460134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 342
View: 9138
Many of the concepts, values and basic assumptions on which 'modern' economic and business theory is based do not translate into or convey the same meaning in non-European languages or non-Western cultures as they do in Western societies. This results in a mismatch between what Many of the concepts, values and basic assumptions on which 'modern' economic and business theory is based do not translate into or convey the same meaning in non-European languages or non-Western cultures as they do in Western societies. This results in a mismatch between what have now become global economic values and 'local' cultural ones. Kensei Hiwaki considers a new paradigm - that a sound culture is needed to underpin development, employment and trade, and an optimal development path. This concept is discussed against the background of the author's contention that his own Japanese society has succumbed to unsustainable modern tendencies leading to the antithesis of sustainable development and placing the society and economy in a 'credibility trap' into which it is predicted other countries, like China, might also fall. Professor Hiwaki presents a detailed theoretical framework for balanced socioeconomic development relevant to sustainable development of the global community, explaining the pivotal concepts on which it is based, as well as the institutional and practical implications of adopting the paradigm, including new approaches to taxation, employment, trade, multi-media communications, and global governance. Culture and Economics in the Global Community is a challenging but ultimately hopeful book that introduces new perspectives for leaders in the political arena, in business, in development agencies, and to researchers and others with a professional or academic interest in economics, trade, governance and environmental issues, social policy or cultural anthropology.

A New Foreign Policy

Beyond American Exceptionalism
Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231547889
Category: Political Science
Page: 253
View: 7875
The American Century began in 1941 and ended on January 20, 2017. While the United States remains a military giant and is still an economic powerhouse, it no longer dominates the world economy or geopolitics as it once did. The current turn toward nationalism and “America first” unilateralism in foreign policy will not make America great. Instead, it represents the abdication of our responsibilities in the face of severe environmental threats, political upheaval, mass migration, and other global challenges. In this incisive and forceful book, Jeffrey D. Sachs provides the blueprint for a new foreign policy that embraces global cooperation, international law, and aspirations for worldwide prosperity—not nationalism and gauzy dreams of past glory. He argues that America’s approach to the world must shift from military might and wars of choice to a commitment to shared objectives of sustainable development. Our pursuit of primacy has embroiled us in unwise and unwinnable wars, and it is time to shift from making war to making peace and time to embrace the opportunities that international cooperation offers. A New Foreign Policy explores both the danger of the “America first” mindset and the possibilities for a new way forward, proposing timely and achievable plans to foster global economic growth, reconfigure the United Nations for the twenty-first century, and build a multipolar world that is prosperous, peaceful, fair, and resilient.

The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law: Inception, Meaning and Status

Author: Nico J. Schrijver
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004174079
Category: Law
Page: 265
View: 540
In a remarkably short time "sustainable development" has become firmly established in international law. The World Commission on Environment and Development concisely defined this concept as: "development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". This definition combines inter-generational equity with an awareness of the finite capacity of the earth and its natural resources. This book brings together a collection of lectures given at the Hague Academy of International Law. The aim of the book is threefold: firstly, to review the genesis, clarify the meaning and assess the status of sustainable development within international law; secondly, to examine the legal principles that have emerged in the pursuit of sustainable development; and finally, to assess to what extent the current state of law demonstrates a balance between and integration of all relevant fields of international law as urged by the Rio, Johannesburg and World Summit documents.

A Framework for Sustainable Global Development and the Effective Governance of Risk

Author: Gregory Borne
Publisher: Gregory Borne
ISBN: 0773437428
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 318
View: 7152
Case studies, including a study of global politics within the UN Environment Program and a study of the implementation of a local scheme to reduce energy within the home, are used to connect the theory of reflexive modernization with the politics of sustainable development and the analysis of risk governance. The book provides insight into various sustainable development discussions, indicating implications for future policy in the the area of sustainable development.

The Environment

A Sociological Introduction
Author: Philip W. Sutton
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074563432X
Category: Science
Page: 187
View: 6455
How are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues as diverse as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, ecological modernization and globalization. Environmentalism and green politics are also introduced. Unlike many other texts in the field, the book takes a long-term view, locating environmental dilemmas within the context of social development and globalization. The Environment: A Sociological Introduction is unique in presenting environmental issues at an introductory level that assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers. The book is written in a remarkably clear and accessible style, and uses a rich range of empirical examples from across the globe to illustrate key debates. A carefully assembled glossary and annotated further reading suggestions also help to bring ideas to life. The book will be a valuable resource for students in a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography and the environmental sciences, but also for anyone who wants to get to grips with contemporary environmental debates.

Geotechnology and Sustainable Development

Author: Dirk-Jan Peet
Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
ISBN: 9059722930
Page: 89
View: 1671