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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

By: Peter P Rogers, Kazi F Jalal and John A Boyd

416 pages, Figs, tabs, photos


Paperback | Oct 2007 | #170887 | ISBN-13: 9781844075201
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Hardback | Oct 2007 | #170888 | ISBN-13: 9781844075218
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The most comprehensive textbook ever written on sustainable development, pilot tested worldwide. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements and the role of civil society.

'The conceptual breadth is impressive. The examples and many graphics are appealing... downright useful' Richard Forman, Professor of Landscape Ecology, Harvard School of Design 'Goes deep into the details and presents the available scientific data for explaining the different issues using interdisciplinary approaches... Extremely useful, especially [for] teachers' Alexandre Kiss, President, European Council on Environmental Law


From Malthus to Sustainable Development; Challenges of Sustainable Development; Global Environmental Issues; Sustainable Development Indicators; Environmental Assessment; Environmental Management: Trends and Policies; Legislation, International Law and Multilateral Environmental Agreements; Social Dimensions and Policies; The Economics of Sustainability; Sustainability: Externalities, Valuation and Time Externalities; Natural Resource Accounting; The Role of International Financial Institutions; International Cooperation; Sustainable Development: Crisis, Conflict and Compromise; Bibliography, Index.

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Peter P. Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City Planning, Harvard University, USA. Kazi F. Jalal is a lecturer at Harvard's Extension School and Chief of the Office of Environment and Social Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). John A. Boyd is Principal Sector Specialist on Sustainable Development for the ADB.

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