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Handbook of Sustainable Development

By: Giles Atkinson (Editor), Simon Dietz (Editor), Eric Neumayer (Editor), Matthew Agarwala (Editor)

616 pages, illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Sep 2014 | Edition: 2 | #218844 | ISBN-13: 9781782544692
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This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. This fully updated and revised second edition captures recent developments in the field, adding 14 new chapters by internationally renowned authors from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The authors explain that the gap between public commitments to sustainable development and real-world action towards achieving it is still significant, but not insurmountable, and that opportunities do exist to reduce that margin.

Contributors synthesize the established knowledge and clearly present cutting edge concepts from the frontier of sustainability research with direct relevance to theory and practice. Topics covered include: the fundamentals of sustainability; equity within and between generations; the capital approach; green growth; measurements and indicators of sustainability; climate change and wellbeing. This accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to exploring the theory and practice of sustainable development will prove an invaluable reference tool for researchers, students, academics and practitioners with an interest in the field of sustainable development.
 

 


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Contents

Preface

1. Introduction Giles Atkinson, Simon Dietz, Eric Neumayer and Matthew Agarwala

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
2. Comprehensive Wealth Accounting and Sustainable Development Kirk Hamilton and Esther Naikal
3. Sustainable Development in Ecological Economics Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh
4. Strong Sustainability and Critical Natural Capital Paul Ekins
5. Ecosystems as Assets Ed Barbier
6. Ecological and Social Resilience W. Neil Adger and Jennifer Hodbod

PART II EQUITY ACROSS GENERATIONS
7. Ethics and Sustainable Development: The Virtues of an Adaptive Approach to Environmental Choice Bryan G. Norton and Allen Thompson
8. Equitable Intergenerational Preferences and Sustainability Geir B. Asheim
9. Evaluating Impacts in the Distant Future: Cost - benefit Analyses, Discounting, and the Alternatives Cameron Hepburn and Greer Gosnell
10. Weak Sustainability, Conservation, and Precaution Alan Randall

PART III EQUITY WITHIN GENERATIONS
11. Distribution, Sustainability and Environmental Policy Geoffrey Heal and Bengt Kristr?m
12. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Julian Agyeman
13. Vulnerability, Poverty and Sustaining Well-being W. Neil Adger and Alexandra Winkels
14. Human Wellbeing and Sustainability: Interdependent and Intertwined J. Allister McGregor

PART IV: GROWTH, CONSUMPTION AND NATURAL WEALTH
15. Green Growth Alex Bowen
16. Economic Growth and the Environment Matthew A. Cole and Andrea Lucchesi
17. The Resource Curse and Sustainable Development Richard M. Auty
18. Sustainable Consumption Tim Jackson
19. Population and Sustainability Geoffrey McNicoll
20. Technological Lock-in and the Role of Innovation Timothy J. Foxon

PART V: PROGRESS IN MEASURING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
21. Environmental Accounting Glenn-Marie Lange
22. Genuine Saving as an Indicator of Sustainability Kirk Hamilton and Esther Naikal
23. Measuring Sustainable Economic Welfare Philip Lawn
24. Ecological Footprint Accounts Mathis Wackernagel, Gemma Cranston, Juan Carlos Morales and Alessandro Galli

PART VI: THE INTERNATIONAL SETTING
25. International Trade and Sustainable Development Louis Dupuy and Matthew Agarwala
26. International Environmental Cooperation Carlo Carraro
27. The International Politics of Sustainable Development John Vogler
28. Financing for Sustainable Development Samuel Fankhauser and David Pearce

PART VII: DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
29. Climate Change Adaptation: A Risk-management Approach Gary Yohe
30. Linking Climate Change Mitigation Research to Sustainable Development Ottmar Edenhofer, Susanne Kadner, Christoph von Stechow, Gregor Schwerhoff and Gunnar Luderer
31. Sustainable Development of Water Resources J.A. (Tony) Allan and Matthew Agarwala
32. Sustainable Agriculture Clement A. Tisdell
33. Sustainable Energy Policy Richard Green, Yacob Mulugetta and ZhongXiang Zhang
34. Sustainable Cities and Local Sustainability Yvonne Rydin
35. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and the Governance of Business Andy Gouldson, Rory Sullivan and Stavros Afionis

Index


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