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Sharing the World: Sustainable Living and Global Equity in the 21st Century

By: Michael Carley and Philippe Spapens

208 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Earthscan

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #71596 | ISBN: 1853834637
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NHBS Price: £31.99 $40/€38 approx
Hardback | Dec 1998 | #71268 | ISBN: 1853834645
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About this book

Proposes an innovative approach to the challenges we face of over-consumption and declining quality of life, based on fairworld distribution of environmental space and resources. Based on research in 38 countries, and extensively illustrated with maps and graphics, it shows in a very accessible manner the limitations of the market economy and the means of achieving a genuinely enhanced quality of life.
`The best book yet on sustainable consumption' Ed Mayo, New Economics Foundation.


Contents

A new approach to global development; the global commons - wild frontier to full world; managing the global commons - North and South, one world?; fair shares in environmental space - basic principles; calculating a fair share in environmental space; eco-innovation - more from less; rethinking the consumer society; sustainable production and consumption - towards a new world order.

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Biography

Michael Carley is professor of planning and Housing at the Centre for Environment and Human settlements, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Chair of the Sustainable Societies Programme of Friends of the Earth International. Philippe Spapens is a Coordinator of the Sustainable Europe Campaign and a staff member of friends of the Earth Netherlands.

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