By: Wolfgang Sachs, Reinhard Loske and Manfred Linz
247 pages, Figs, tabs
A serious transition to sustainability will require changing people's mindsets and social institutions, in addition to public policies, technologies and business practices. This book presents a path-breaking analysis as well as highly innovative proposals for managing this transition. The concept of `environmental space' and its ingenious development of indicators for measuring an economy's national and global impact combine with its delineation of concrete policies to give this book its intellectual power and potential political impact.
'A breath of fresh air, this book gives us a roadmap to sustainability in the 21st century. It should be widely read, passionately debated and thoughtfully analysed' - Jeremy Rifkin
'The North has led the world into a highly seductive but environmentally unsustainable development model. Only the North can now lead the world out of it. This book has the potential to spark off a global debate on how the future of the world can be secured' - Anil Agarwal, Centre for Science and Environment
'Everybody pays lipservice to the need to change the North profoundly for the sake of global sustainable development. This is a book which lives up to the challenge and figures out what it means' - Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network
'"Greening the North" is a breakthrough work. No longer is ecological thinking a reactive or resistant response to industrial development. This is the first time a comprehensive ecological framework has been applied to whole field of economic planning and
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