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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.
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
13. Energy and Commodities
Section 3: Politics
20. Global Weakness
21. National Competence
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
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.