223 pages, 37 figs, 5 tabs
Examines what societal changes must occur over the next generation to ensure a successful transition to sustainability within the constraints of the natural environment. An array of prominent authors present a broad discussion of the dimensions of sustainable development: not just economic and environmental, but also spiritual and religious, corporate and social, and scientific and political. Contributors include Frances Cairncross, Herman Daly and Stephen Schneider.
Foreward Bruce Alberts; Preface C. H. Ward and Jurgen A. Schmandt; 1. Challenge and response Jurgen A. Schmandt and C. H. Ward; 2. National self-interest in the pursuit of sustainable development Malcolm Gillis and Jeffrey R. Vincent; 3. Uneconomic growth: from empty-world to full-world economics Herman E. Daly; 4. Population and consumption: from more to enough Robert W. Kates; 5. Spirituality and sustainability Carla V. Berkedal; 6. Leadership skills for sustainable development Bruce W. Piasecki; 7. Sustainable development and global change: poles of science, uncertainty and citizen Stephen H. Schneider; 8. Green money: economic tools, international trade, and the role of business Frances Cairncross; 9. Stakeholders and sustainable development James B. Blackburn; 10. From idea to action: the role of policy Jurgen A. Schmandt.
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