Acting as if Tomorrow Matters is a guide to making the United States environmentally sustainable. Synthesising answers from more than three dozen nationally known experts to questions about sustainability, John Dernbach provides a useful, empirically based framework to explain the progress made in the United States to date on sustainability – and the most significant obstacles standing in the way of greater success.
Building on this framework, Dernbach explains in detail how to make a variety of decisions even more attractive to private and government entities, how law can provide an even better environment for sustainability, and how public opinion and leadership can be engaged more effectively to support sustainability. The book thus provides a checklist of ideas and opportunities for moving toward sustainable development – starting now.
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John C. Dernbach is a professor of law at Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has divided his career between teaching and government service. Professor Dernbach teaches environmental law, property, international environmental law, international law, and a seminar on climate change. He is the editor of Agenda for a Sustainable America (2009) and author of Stumbling Toward Sustainability (2002).