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Building Global Resilience in the Aftermath of Sustainable Development: Planet, People and Politics

Series: Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation

By: Richard Pagett(Author)


Hardback | Aug 2017 | #236844 | ISBN-13: 9783319621500
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This book explains why the concept of sustainable development needs to be consigned to history. Using examples from around the world, Richard Pagett illustrates how so-called sustainable development has simply been a cul-de-sac, condemning millions to continuing extreme poverty.

Building Global Resilience in the Aftermath of Sustainable Development highlights the futility of current governance systems in meeting modern day global challenges. It also explains the changes that are necessary for a more just and equitable economic societal model, with planetary limits at its core, to further the resilience of communities and society at large. These changes are crucial to confronting the existential threats posed by climate change, resource depletion and overpopulation.

This book will be of particular interest to practitioners of environmental management and to anyone concerned for the future of the planet.


1. Introduction

Section 1: Planet
2. Where We Are At With Climate Change
3. Does Ocean Acidification Even Matter?
4. Isn't the Ozone Hold Sorted Now?
5. Fertiliser Dependency
6. Biodiversity Loss
7. There's Water Everywhere
8. Whose Land is it Anyway?
9. Chemical Pollution is Everywhere

Section 2: People
10. Air
11. Water
12. Food
13. Energy and Commodities
14. Land
15. Shelter
16. Health
17. Education
18. Work
19. Technology

Section 3: Politics
20. Global Weakness
21. National Competence
22. Governance

Section 4: Blueprint
23. How to Manage the Planet
24. How Humanity has to Change
25. How Governance Systems Have to Change
26. Final Word

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Richard Pagett is an international development specialist with professional experience in most countries of the world. He has been undertaking environmental and climate change assignments for more than thirty years.

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