Free eBook The Condition of Sustainability (Global Environmental Change, 1) download
by Terry Marsden,Ian Drummond
Author: Terry Marsden,Ian Drummond
Publisher: Routledge (January 6, 1999)
Category: Math Science
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
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This book examines the political economy of sustainable development. The authors consider why most approaches to sustainable development have proved inadequate. Bringing together key ideas from social theory, food regimes and sustainability debates, the book presents a new and more dynamic way of thinking about sustainable development and a methodology for applying these ideas. Case study material focuses on the food system particularly the sugar industry in Australia and Barbados.
In the same way, Drummond and Marsden (1995) state that the prospect of operationalizing sustainable development appears increasingly remote, because it is almost impossible for any theory to incorporate social, environmental, economic and moral dimensions. It corresponds with the observation of Hinterberger et al.
Read chapter Summary: Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time
Read chapter Summary: Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. To explain or predict the course of the present global environmental changes, one must therefore understand the human sources, consequences, and responses, some of which can alter the course of global change. This book examines what is known about the human dimensions of global environmental change, identifies the major immediate needs for knowledge, and recommends a strategy for building that knowledge over the next 5-10 years.
Sustainability and sustainable development focuses on balancing that fine line between competing needs - our need to move forward technologically and economically, and the needs to protect the environments in which we and others live. Sustainability is not just about the environment (4), it's also about our health as a society in ensuring that no people or areas of life suffer as a result of environmental legislation, and it's also about examining the longer term effects of the actions humanity takes and asking questions about how it may be improved (2).
Protecting health from global environmental change requires management at many levels, from the social and economic drivers of environmental change, to the resulting hazards and exposures for human populations. Learn more about global environmental change processes that impact.
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